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  • This paper provides case summaries of three cases: Association de médiation familiale du Québec v Bouvier, Mew v Mew, and Smith v Smith. It also includes some practical tips to deal with the question, “Should I cement or cool off at the end of a day of negotiation?”. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers program in Calgary on June 2, 2022 and in Edmonton on June 14, 2022
  • Negotiation is the most common process for the resolution of family law conflict. This paper explores the natural tension in negotiation theory behind interest-based, rights-based, and competitive-based negotiations. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers program in Calgary on June 2, 2022 and in Edmonton on June 14, 2022.
  • This paper addresses the challenging dynamics of working with a counterpart who has differing interests and emotions. It also examines 30 different challenges that lawyers may encounter while negotiating a settlement. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers program in Calgary on June 2, 2022 and in Edmonton on June 14, 2022.
  • This paper details important areas of file management in relation to negotiation, including: preparation, the lawyer’s approach to negotiation, client motivations, obstacles to reaching a negotiated settlement, and parenting plans. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers program in Calgary on June 2, 2022 and in Edmonton on June 14, 2022.
  • This paper provides tips for legal support staff in family law matters, garnered from the author’s own experiences and those of other lawyers and their staff. It also provides insight into some common traps that can come up for legal support staff. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law Issues for Paralegals program in Edmonton on June 10, 2022.