Strategies for an Effective Mediation, Part One: Persuasive Brief, Opening Statement

Strategies for an Effective Mediation, Part One: Persuasive Brief, Opening Statement

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Bruce Garrow
Michael White
Cheryl Woodin
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
1 hour
$99.00 plus tax

Mediation is a powerful step in the litigation process. With so much uncertainty associated with trial outcomes, it is no wonder that less than 5% of lawsuits go to trial. Clients, therefore, expect a lot out of mediation. This means your performance is key!

Join an experienced panel of lawyers and mediators who will share strategies on:

  • Writing a Persuasive Brief
  • Crafting an Effective Opening Statement


Bruce Garrow

Michael White

Michael White is a partner with Kostyniuk & Greenside where his practice focuses on defending product liability, insurance and municipal law claims. Michael's professional experience includes appearing as lead counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on both jury and judge alone trials. Michael has also represented clients in the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and at Arbitrations before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Michael is presently a Trustee of the Toronto Lawyers Association and a former executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Michael obtained his B.A. from Queen’s University (1997), his LLB from the University of Windsor (2004) and his Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University (2003).

Cheryl Woodin

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