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Mitchell Rose — CV


Mitchell Rose is a Toronto Mediator, Lawyer and Settlement Counsel  (Dispute Resolution Lawyer) with Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP (“SGR”). His practice is focused on employment, business and neighbour disputes – along with other types of civil matters.

He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995, and joined SGR in 1999.



Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Osgoode Hall Law School (1993)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A. (Hons.)):  Specialized Honours in Psychology, York University (1990)


Mediator Designations:

Chartered Mediator (C. Med), ADR Institute of Canada (2015)

Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (2015)

Qualified Mediator (Q. Med), ADR Institute of Canada (2012)


Mediation Training / Certificates:

Mediating Disputes, Harvard Law School (2012)

Advanced ADR Workshop, University of Windsor / Stitt, Feld, Handy (2005)

ADR Workshop, University of Windsor / Stitt, Feld, Handy (2004)


Related Training:

Conflict Management Coaching Workshop, Cinergy (2014)


Professional & Community Activities:

Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

Member of the Ontario Bar Association ADR Section Executive, and CPD Liaison.

Member of the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Ontario, 2016-2018.

Co-chair of “Successful Settlements: Strategies and Tactics for Civil Litigators” for Osgoode Professional Development, held on March 24, 2017.

Co-chair and presenter at  “Alternative Dispute Resolution – Improve your Cultural Competency in Alternative Dispute Resolution” for the Ontario Bar Associations, held on February 8, 2017.

Chair of  “Joint Sessions and Opening Statements in Mediation of Civil Disputes” for the Ontario Bar Associations, held on June 7, 2016.

Co-chair and presenter at  “Successful Settlements: Strategies and Tactics for Civil Litigators” for Osgoode Professional Development, held on November 26, 2015.

Presenter-Speaker at seminars / classes for the Ontario Bar Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Writer on employment law and ADR-related topics with articles appearing in Canadian Lawyer, JUST., The Lawyers’ Daily, the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of, The Advocates’ Quarterly and ADR Update.

Volunteer Mediation Coach at Toronto Small Claims Court for students in Osgoode Hall Law School’s “Theory and Practice of Mediation” course, 2014-

Moot Court judge for Osgoode Hall Law School, 1999-2014.

Member of the Labour and Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Member of the American Bar Association.

Provider of pro bono employment law assistance to community agencies, including Woman ACT.

Fellow of the Institution of Dispute Resolution Practitioners.



How To Sabotage a Mediation: An Impractical Guide for Lawyers (Canadian Lawyer)

Not Necessarily Trial but Trial If Necessary: York University v. Markicevic and Why Mediation Matters (Canadian Lawyer)

The Art of Litigating Clearly (Canadian Lawyer)

Mediation Confidential (JUST.)

With half-day mediations, less is not always more (The Lawyer’s Daily formerly The Lawyers Weekly)

Learning to Love Electronic Litigation (JUST.)

Understanding the emotional toll of termination (The Lawyer’s Daily formerly The Lawyers Weekly)

Gambling on Litigation (The Lawyer’s Daily formerly The Lawyers Weekly)

We know nothing – The real lesson of Oudin v. Le Centre Francophone de Toronto, Inc. (Canadian Lawyer)

Let’s Settle This Like Lawyers – Tips to Maximize Mediation Success (ADR Update)

The Stoic Lawyer – Just What the Emperor Ordered (Canadian Lawyer)

The Secret to Settling Legal Disputes (ADR Perspectives)

‘Secret’ Tools and Traps To Keep In Mind In Settlement Negotiations (Canadian Lawyer)

Is it déjà vu or a brand new day? Revisiting Oudin, Greeting Wood (Canadian Lawyer)

The Mediation Migration (JUST. Magazine)

The Mediator as Eternal Optimist (ADR Update)

Two Heads are Better Than One: a Settlement Counsel primer (The Advocates’ Quarterly)

Work it out: Maximizing mediation settlement opportunities for wrongful dismissals (The Lawyer’s Daily)

Healing old wounds: Effective mediation of personal injury claims (The Lawyer’s Daily)

Should we disregard a cryptic employment law decision? Oudin, Wood, North (Canadian 


Ontario’s Commercial Mediation Act, 2010: Too important to ignore, too ineffective to keep (The Lawyer’s Daily)

Getting Past Impasse with Mediator Settlement Recommendations (ADR Perspectives)

Employment contract termination clauses may not be worth the risk – Canadian Lawyer

Helping Wanted: The Achilles Heel of Lawyers – Just. Magazine

Getting Past Impasse with Mediator Settlement Recommendations –  IAM Blog


Blog Posts:

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In the News:

No Justice for Paper in the Legal Profession – Toronto Star

Tag team in this corner can fight or settle – The Lawyer’s Daily formerly The Lawyers Weekly

Lawyers to Consider Opening Statements in Joint Sessions – Law Times

Neighbour Disputes – CBC Radio Metro Morning with Matt Galloway

Audio Interview Clip with Matt Galloway from CBC Radio Metro Morning

Podcast Interview about Settlement Counsel from “On The Record”

Leaving on good terms – In-House Counsel

Marketing playing vital role in a growing online world – The Lawyer’s Daily formerly The Lawyers Weekly

Problem Solver Rose Finds His Calling in Mediation – Advocate Daily

Litigation and settlement counsel a perfect pairing – Advocate Daily

Focus: Arbitration underused to resolve commercial disputes – Law Times

Focus: Enforcing a settlement last stage of process – Law Times

Rule change means earlier mediation – AdvocateDaily

Addressing emotions key to successful employment mediations – AdvocateDaily

Legal advice vital for employers when responding to wage hike – AdvocateDaily

Family feuds: wills and estates – AdvocateDaily

Family feuds: business – AdvocateDaily

Family feuds: property and finances- AdvocateDaily

Benefits to hiring an out-of-town mediator – AdvocateDaily

Rose creates CPD program to address mediation advocacy – AdvocateDaily

When settling your case is the best option  – AdvocateDaily

When neighbour disputes turn ugly – AdvocateDaily


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