Tanner v. Alumitech Decision

On March 20, 2015, Pink Larkin’s Gail Gatchalian, sitting as a Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry Chair, released her decision in Tanner v. Alumitech Distribution Centre, a case involving a complaint of discrimination on the basis of physical disability in employment: http://canlii.ca/t/ggx5l

The Promise of Mediation

In October 2013, the Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family law reported that Canadians are not well served by our Justice System. Matters take too long to resolve.  Canadians can’t afford the judicial process. Approximately 50% of the people appearing…

Bridging the Gulf between Litigation and Settlement Mindsets

Our system of law is based on the adversarial process. The Nova Scotia Code of Professional Conduct states that “the lawyer’s function… is openly and necessarily partisan.” Lawyers have to raise every issue and advance every argument, however distasteful, that can reasonably help…