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Commit to the Mediation Process

Posted by M. Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola | Jan 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mediators often suffer from anxiety when the parties seem unable to find a consensus, as if a mediation's failure is their fault.  However, failure to settle is sometimes due to the parties not having committed to the mediation process and being unable to yield their fixed views to better reaso...

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Mediation: Why You Should Give It a Try

Posted by M. Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola | Jan 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mediation is a process whereby an independent third party assists two or more consenting parties to resolve a conflict by helping them to come to a mutually acceptable solution or compromise. The mediation is considered a confidential  process and the mediator may not subsequently be called int...

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Legislative Drafting and the Interpretation Act

Posted by Kim C. St. Rose | Jul 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Next to the Constitution, the Interpretation Act, sometimes styled the Interpretation and General Clauses Act, is the most important tool in a drafter's toolkit. There is a close connection between drafting legislation and interpreting legislation. The underlying objective in drafting legisla...

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The Mediator’s Role at a Mediation

Posted by M. Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

 When you agree to engage in a mediation, you may wonder about the mediator's role in helping you with your dispute. The mediator listens to both sides of the story, asks questions, tells the parties about the weaknesses in their positions, proposes solutions, and helps bridge the gap between p...

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Legislative Drafting and the Constitution

Posted by Kim C. St. Rose | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

What does Legislative Drafting have to do with the Constitution? More than you might think! In jurisdictions with written Constitutions, there is usually a “supreme law clause”.  This is an express declaration that the Constitution is the supreme law of that country, and more importantly, that a...

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