Missed The Inaugural Northwest Collaborative Futures Conference? Here's your opportunity to catch some of the highlights!
Last Kick at the Can 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Who should attend: All DR professionals and anyone wishing to transform their practice by engaging in a more collaborative approach to conflict
Learning level: All levels
Join us for a future-focused, cross-border conference organized with partnering organizations including: Mediate BC, Mediate.com, CoRe Conflict Resolution Society, and the ADR Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Scheduled during Conflict Resolution Week 2021, this conference will explore the wide range of ways in which individuals, organizations, and nations create artificial borders that lead to, intensify, and prolong conflict. Presenters will be drawn from both sides of the Canada/US border as we seek commonalities and opportunities for greater knowledge exchange across practice areas and lived experiences.
Non-disclosure Agreements in Mediation and Arbitration
The ability to protect confidential trade/research information in a non-disclosure agreement seemed reasonable—until NDAs started to appear in almost every area of civil settlement, including sexual assault and abuse, product liability, construction defects, workplace terminations, human rights complaints, even personal injury cases. Far from narrowly drawn trade secrets, NDAs are now routinely used (along with non-disparagement clauses) to suppress discussion following a settlement of any type of bad experience, including discrimination and harassment and sometimes potential crimes, treating these as if they are "trade secrets." In the face of coming legislation to restrict the enforceability of NDAs in the US, Canada, Ireland, England & Wales what should mediators and lawyers be thinking and doing to be both proactive and ethical?
Dr. Julie Macfarlane
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (this course does not contain professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Sharon Sutherland — Mediate BC, Vancouver
Darsey Meredith — CoRe Conflict Resolution Society, Vancouver
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