The requirements of social distancing have accelerated the use of technology as an alternative to holding in person hearings. Learn practical tips for setting up and conducting a hearing using video conferencing. The virtual hearing will likely develop into one of the procedural alternatives at the disposal of an administrative decision maker. Having the flexibility and confidence to hold virtual hearings will give tribunals another way to offer cost effective and timely resolution of disputes.
Carol Zukiwski, LL.B, Q.Arb – Carol’s practice is primarily focused on assisting municipalities and the provincial assessor with property assessment complaints and appeals. Carol also serves as counsel to administrative tribunals helping them with determining a fair hearing procedure and with decision writing. She appears regularly before the Municipal Government Board, Composite Assessment Review Boards and before the Court of Queen’s Bench. Carol has been on the staff of two Boards and a member of two additional Boards. She is also an instructor with the Foundation of Administrative Justice, and is appointed to the Payment In Lieu of Taxes Federal Tribunal.
Adrian Wright, CTAJ – Adrian is a long time lawyer, adjudicator, and mediator. He worked for many years in the Northwest Territories. He now lives on the West Coast. He has adjudicated claims of sexual abuse and physical abuse involving Indian Residential School survivors in the Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process as well as decided and mediated human rights complaints for the Human Rights Adjudication Panel of the Northwest Territories.
He has advised and represented:
He has decided cases, advised decision makers, and both challenged and defended administrative decisions in court. He is now both the Curriculum Development Coordinator and an instructor for the Foundation of Administrative Justice.
Below you will find the recorded webinar from May 12, 2020.
Med-Arb is a distinct, innovative standalone process that is not as well known or understood by consumers of ADR services compared to mediation and arbitration.
Med-Arb is not merely the merging of separate mediation and arbitration processes, but a unique process designed to meet the needs of particular disputants. It involves nuances and complexities that can be fine-tuned to the needs of the parties as a customized dispute resolution process, which requires a high level of practitioner competence to do successfully.
As part of ADRIC’s roles of protecting the public and promoting best practices in ADR, the need for a designation certifying competence, experience and skills specifically in Med-Arb has been determined to be extremely important, especially as the use of Med-Arb is expanding in many areas of substantive disputes.
The ADRIC Med-Arb designation is unique in the ADR world and provides clearly defined criteria for those practitioners who wish to obtain it. This in turn provides users of ADR services with confidence that they can rely on the specific and specialized knowledge and experience of individuals with the designation.
By designing and implementing this designation in consultation with experienced ADR practitioners and by imposing strict requirements for members who wish to apply for the designation, ADRIC is confirming its commitment to the public and to its members as the premier ADR organization and thought leader in Canada.
Learn about the Med-Arb process and the rules surrounding this new designation.