Media Advisory - Get on Board! Reap the Rewards and Explore the Benefits of Arbitration and Mediation

    - New Developments and Best Practices in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus of the ADR Institute of Canada's National Annual Conference -

    MONTREAL, Oct. 15 /CNW/ -

    What:     The annual conference of the ADR Institute of Canada will
              provide legal and business professionals with the tools they
              need to reap the rewards of arbitration and mediation in
              dispute resolution.

              The one-day conference will cover important topics facing
              managers, general counsel and senior executives by bringing
              together the foremost leaders in the ADR community to
              participate in high level practical sessions that include:
              -  Participatory Justice
              -  Mandatory vs. Voluntary Processes - Cross Country
              -  Apology Legislation: Humanizing the System - Saying You're
                 Sorry Without Admitting Fault

              For a full list of sessions, please visit

    Why:      This year's annual conference will bring together over 40 ADR
              professionals committed to helping corporate builders,
              community leaders and community professionals solve problems
              and disputes.

    Who:      The ADR Institute of Canada unites ADR practitioners including
              mediators, arbitrators, corporations and law firms across
              Canada. As the accrediting body of Canadian ADR professionals,
              the Institute's Arbitration and Mediation Rules set the
              standard for national practice.

              This conference features the following speakers:
              -  The Honourable Louise Otis, Court of Appeal of Québec
              -  The Honourable Wally Oppal, Attorney-General and Minister
                 responsible for Multiculturism, Province of British Columbia
              -  The Honourable Justice Pierre Dalphond, Court of Appeal of
              -  The Honourable Hélène de Kovachich, President and Chief
                 Administrative Judge of the Tribunal Administratif du Québec
              -  David Cliché, Former Minister of Environment, Government of
                 Québec; Project Director, SM Group International
              -  Pierre Renaud, President, Bureau d'audience publiques sur

    When:     Friday, October 17, 2008 from 8:00am to 6:00pm

    Program Schedule:
    8:00am Registration and Continental     12:15pm  McGowan Awards Luncheon
    8:30am ADR Annual General Meeting       1:45pm   Break-Out Sessions
           (all welcome)
    9:00am Morning Session                  5:00pm   Cocktail Reception

    Where:    Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, Québec

    NOTE: Media accreditation will be in effect.

For further information:

For further information: Dorenda McNeil, (416) 961-5898 ext. 216 or

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