21 October 2015

BCAMI Family Law Arbitrator Training

The British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute is offering training in the arbitration of family law disputes. This five-day, forty-hour course is being run by noted arbitrator Glen Bell, who has long provided the BCAMI's commercial arbitration training, and includes presentations from a number of prominent British Columbia family law lawyers including myself and:
This course will be useful for any lawyer wishing to practice as a family law arbitrator.

I have personally enjoyed arbitrating family law disputes. I appreciate the flexibility the process offers about the style and nature of hearing and the manner in which evidence and arguments are presented, not to mention the intrinsic privacy arbitration provides. Arbitration is a high value alternative to litigation when a family law dispute cannot be settled, and I recommend it to anyone who wishes to keep his or her dirty laundry out of the public spotlight and seeks a speedy resolution.
Dates: 30 November to 4 December 2015 
Place: People's Law School, 900 Howe Street in Vancouver 
Cost: $1,890.00
Note that there may be prerequisites which must be met by those wishing to take the course. This is mentioned on the registration form, but I've been unable to find any details on the BCAMI's website.