Fisher's Guide to Mediation and Arbitration

Litigation alternatives have become common place in recent years. Mediation is mandatory in many Ontario jurisdictions and its success will likely lead to a provincial wide mandate. Your ability to understand your opponent and your own client is essential to your success as counsel.

The purpose of this book is share with lawyers and their clients Barry’s insights of into the fascinating and very human process of mediating and arbitrating employment law disputes. He does not purport to canvass the entire spectrum of employment law ADR, rather Barry discusses only the methodologies and insights that he has learnt over the last 20 years.

This is an essential read for counsel, no matter how many cases you have presented, and for clients, to understand the intricacies of the human decision making process, particularly in a context of personal conflict.

You will learn how to understand and persuade your opponent, prepare your client for the event of mediation or arbitration or med-arb and obtain and best possible outcome for the least cost.

Readers include Kuretzky Vassos, Employment Law Counsel, Toronto; MacKillop Law Firm,
Kingston, and The Toronto District School Board.