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How to Sabotage a Mediation: An Impractical Guide for Lawyers

The following article also appears on the Canadian Lawyer Magazine website.



TO: Very Junior Associate

FROM: Senior Partner

RE: Oil v. Water – Mediation

There is a mediation scheduled for this case next week. I believe that it is either mandatory under the Rules of Civil Procedure or, in a moment of rare weakness, I reluctantly agreed to it.  I would like you to attend at the mediation in my place. I’ll be golfing. Attached is the file comprised of ten banker’s boxes of documents for you to quickly review. Read more →