Med-Arb: Training for the DR Professional

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Med-Arb: Combining the benefits of mediation and arbitration into one process

Wednesday and Thursday, October 25 and 26, 2023
(postponed from September 2023)
9:00 am - 5:30 pm (both days)
via webinar only

Please note: This course will not be added to Courses on Demand.  Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand.

Who should attend: Mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, and counsel attending med-arb

Learning level: All levels

Have you heard about "med-arb"? In med-arb, the "med-arbitrator" first attempts to help the disputing parties work out an agreement in a mediator's role. But should mediation fail, the med-arbitrator can then assume the role of an arbitrator and render a binding decision.

This course will take you through the key issues and elements of this innovative and exciting dispute resolution technique. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of med-arb, review relevant med-arb case law, and practice the skills required for the med-arb process.

Join us and add another dispute resolution tool to your toolkit today!

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • understand the qualities and skills required for a med-arb process
  • assess whether med-arb is an appropriate dispute resolution tool for your files
  • determine the necessary requirements in a med-arb agreement
  • identify the unique ethical and professional standards issues applicable to the med-arb process

*DISCLAIMER: Learners are required to participate fully in the course. "Full participation" is in the faculty's sole discretion. Activities such as reading the paper, watching videos on the computer, not being present, engaging in phone calls, and disrupting the class with irrelevant activities will demonstrate a lack of full participation.


Law Society of BC CPD Hours16 hours (including a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs 
Carol W. Hickman, KC — Virgin Hickman, Vancouver
Arlene H. Henry, KC — Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver

Register by Sep. 27/23
Regular Price
After Sep. 27/23
Webinar $1,169 $1,299

Mediate BC Roster mediators will receive 20% off the full regular course registration fee. Please contact Customer Service to register.

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the workshop materials.

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Darsey Meredith

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