NAVIGATING THE DISPUTE TO A RESOLUTION
Our professionals can assist in all stages of dispute resolution from development of process to investigation to resolution.
MED-ARB, and PARENT COORDINATION
Arbitration, mediation and parent coordination are forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Mediation brings two or more parties together to have a productive conversation with an ultimate goal of having the parties reach an agreement. Family Mediation is a special branch of Mediation that focuses on disputes within the family such as separation and/or parenting arrangements.
Arbitration is a final and binding dispute resolution mechanism where an independent arbitrator hears all sides of the dispute and then makes a binding decision.
Med-Arb starts with mediation. If a resolution cannot be mutually agreed upon, the mediator changes their capacity to an arbitrator and proceeds to arbitration.
Parent Coordination is a longer-term form of dispute resolution (2 years) that is focused on the long-term health of families who are high conflict or are unable to reach agreement on the day-to-day sharing of parental responsibilities.
An investigation involves any activities required to reach a fair and impartial understanding of a particular problem or issue.
Investigations in the workplace may be required for a variety of reasons such as issues in the areas of:
- Workplace harassment
- Workplace health and safety
- Professional conduct
- Human rights, ethics or integrity
- Administrative fairness
Our trained professionals are qualified to assist organizations in ferreting out the facts around the issue or problem so the organization has the information it requires to make a decision and take action.
Organizational consulting involves assisting organizations to develop the mechanisms necessary to effectively manage complaints or disputes internally. These mechanisms might include:
- Processes / Procedures
- Internal mediation
- Contractual mediation / arbitration
- Templates for mediation / arbitration contract provisions