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Family mediation finally going mainstream: Justice Gloria Epstein

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 12:28 PM | By Jana Schilder

“There has been a paradigm shift in family law, away from the traditional adversarial role of solving family law disputes,” Justice Gloria Epstein, a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, said in her keynote address to more than 120 attendees of the second bi-annual Unconference, held May 3, 2018, at the Centre for Social Innovation and organized by the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO).

“In the last century, no one thought about ADR [Alternative Dispute Resolution]. Lawyers had but one tool; a...