I Wanna Drive the Zamboni
Over the next few months, Mediate BC is running a blog series discussing the feasibility of launching a first career as a dispute resolution professional, whether that is as a mediator, settlement counsel, collaborative practitioner, or other dispute resolution specialist. This is a topic that has always been of special interest to CoRe given our start as a law student-run initiative at UBC aimed at providing mediation experience to those entering the legal profession.
If the topic interests you, plan to attend the conference; check out the Mediate BC series and contribute your comments; and perhaps join the discussion on LinkedIn in the Mediate BC Open Group or Roster Group.
Posts so far:
Introduction to the series by curator, Sharon Sutherland: “I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” OR Is a First Career in Dispute Resolution an Impossible Dream?
Robin Phillips identifies 10 Common (and Discouraging) Pieces of Advice Offered to New Dispute Resolution Practitioners.
This series will also include:
- Responses to the “Facts” by Nancy Cameron, QC and Darrin Hotte.
- The challenges and opportunities of developing a practice in a smaller community by Emily Pos.
- A vlog discussion, facilitated by C.D. Saint, about the challenges of building a practice.
- Thoughts on ways to bridge the gap between training and experience by Rob Finlay.
- Profiles of 10 BC professionals who made DR a first career.