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Proposals - ADR

These proposals let family law lawyers discuss and vote on what changes they think should be made to the law or court procedures. The results can be viewed and shared with legislators and the Courts. The proposals put forth are written by member lawyers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or its administrators. You can view more proposals or make a proposal yourself.


Proposal: Resolution Counsel work well as is
ADR - Nov 23, 2021

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)1 Comment

This time the QB Family Law Consulting Committee is seeking feedback regarding ADR processes, in particular those which the courthouse oversees (although you're welcome to provide comments about other processes). They're looking for both criticism and praise of what does work well, and any suggestions about how to improve the process. I will pass along your feedback, or you're welcome to provide feedback directly to Teri Burant at tburant@emeryjamieson.com or 780-970-6291. Please provide feedback by December 8, 2021.

50% in favour out of 4 votes


Proposal: QB JDRs work well as is
ADR - Nov 23, 2021

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

This time the QB Family Law Consulting Committee is seeking feedback regarding ADR processes, in particular those which the courthouse oversees (although you're welcome to provide comments about other processes). They're looking for both criticism and praise of what does work well, and any suggestions about how to improve the process. I will pass along your feedback, or you're welcome to provide feedback directly to Teri Burant at tburant@emeryjamieson.com or 780-970-6291. Please provide feedback by December 8, 2021.

40% in favour out of 10 votes


Proposal: EICCs work well as is
ADR - Nov 23, 2021

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

This time the QB Family Law Consulting Committee is seeking feedback regarding ADR processes, in particular those which the courthouse oversees (although you're welcome to provide comments about other processes). They're looking for both criticism and praise of what does work well, and any suggestions about how to improve the process. I will pass along your feedback, or you're welcome to provide feedback directly to Teri Burant at tburant@emeryjamieson.com or 780-970-6291. Please provide feedback by December 8, 2021.

78% in favour out of 9 votes


Proposal: RCAS mediation works well as is
ADR - Nov 23, 2021

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

This time the QB Family Law Consulting Committee is seeking feedback regarding ADR processes, in particular those which the courthouse oversees (although you're welcome to provide comments about other processes). They're looking for both criticism and praise of what does work well, and any suggestions about how to improve the process. I will pass along your feedback, or you're welcome to provide feedback directly to Teri Burant at tburant@emeryjamieson.com or 780-970-6291. Please provide feedback by December 8, 2021.

20% in favour out of 5 votes


Proposal: Where resources permit, courts should be able to order arbitration
ADR - Aug 15, 2021

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)1 Comment

This would lessen the burden on the courts, and divert families to a process that's generally much faster (which can reduce long-term conflict), can result in better decisions as the decision-maker would be experienced in family law, in a process that can be customized for the circumstances, and is generally much less expensive than trial.

If there's a dispute about who the arbitrator is, I would expect that courts would be prone to select an arbitrator with family law experience and arbitration credentials. Biases could be brought to light by pointing to consistently-problematic online reviews.

In the very long-term, this might be where family law is heading anyways: regular meetings with an arbitrator or case worker rather than litigating in the courts.

44% in favour out of 18 votes


Proposal: Arbitration awards should be registrable with MEP
ADR - Aug 15, 2021

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Rather than having to convert the award into a court order first. If there's an issue with the award a person can still apply to the Court for an order staying the award or varying it.

83% in favour out of 23 votes












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