ADR Task Force releases discussion paper

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force is seeking comment from interested members of the profession and the public on its recently released report, Lawyers as Dispute Resolution Professionals: A Discussion Paper (PDF).

Presented to the Benchers at their May 4, 2007 meeting by task force chair Ralston Alexander, QC, the report summarizes leading research conducted in BC and other jurisdictions and presents 38 recommendations — largely in relation to guidance and regulation of lawyers’ work as mediators and as counsel to parties in alternative dispute resolution.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force report (PDF) has been posted on the Law Society’s website (lawsociety.bc.ca). Comments should be submitted before September 14, 2007 to Jeffrey Hoskins, General Counsel / Director of Policy and Legal Services, at the Law Society, or by email to jhoskins@lsbc.org.