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Mitchell Rose: In the News

 

No Justice for Paper in the Legal Profession – Toronto Star

Lawyers love their paper. One Toronto law firm says it goes through millions of pieces a year.All the more reason for the profession to embrace the digital age, critics say… Read more 

 

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

Toronto mediator and lawyer Mitchell Rose had an unusual suggestion when he approached Toronto-based litigator Paul Feldman a few years ago: why not form a legal tag team, with Feldman… Read more 

 

Lawyers to Consider Opening Statements in Joint Sessions – Law Times

Lawyers who avoid opening statements in mediation joint sessions should reconsider their approach, according to a Canadian mediator… Read more

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SO, WHY SHOULD I SETTLE?

“SO, WHY SHOULD I SETTLE MY LEGAL DISPUTE?”  HERE ARE 6 REASONS:

Before you (or, if you are a lawyer or paralegal, your clients) say “no!” to settling a lawsuit (or pending lawsuit), carefully consider the reasons for saying “yes!”:

  1. RISK

There are no “slam-dunks”. Every case is risky. If you can’t accept that your case, or any part of it, is too strong to fail then at least accept that sometimes (just sometimes) the judge or jury “gets it wrong”.  Therefore, even if you are certain, lawsuits are inherently uncertain. Settling on terms which are short of your (and the other side’s) best-case scenario is rational since: a) A 3rd party decision maker is taken out of the equation, leaving those who know their own case best to craft the outcome, and b) No one suffers their worst-case scenario at Court.

  1. TIME

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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.

 

Education:

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

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

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