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Family law report shows marked contrast in adversarial and non-adversarial processes | John-Paul Boyd

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:42 AM | By John-Paul Boyd

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family has just released a new report comparing the expense, efficiency and efficacy of different resolution processes in family law disputes. The study was undertaken with the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, as a part of the forum’s seven-year Cost of Justice project, and examined the views of 166 lawyers practising in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia on collaborative negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

The results of this research present a stark contrast in lawyers’ opinions...