The Roger Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award in ADRDate:   Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Convocation Hall at Osgoode Hall

Arbitration Place Sponsors The Advocates’ Society’s Presentation of The Roger Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award in ADR

Glenn A. McPherson, Q.C., and Brian H. Wheatley, Q.C., were the first recipients of The Roger Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award in ADR for their lifetime contributions and accomplishments in developing the role of mediation and arbitration for the resolution of disputes.

Arbitration Place was a proud sponsor of the event presented by The Advocates’ Society and held in Convocation Hall at Osgoode Hall on April 4, 2012.

Arbitration Place was present at the Award Dinner in the company of some of its resident and member arbitrators, including the Hon. Ian Binnie, John Lorn McDougall, andJohn Judge. The evening was hosted byBarry Leon, head of the International Arbitration Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP, Chair of ICC Canada, and a member arbitrator atArbitration Place.

Glenn A. McPherson, Q.C., and Brian H. Wheatley, Q.C., have been leaders and major forces in the introduction and expansion of mediation and other forms of ADR inOntarioand acrossCanada. They took their belief in the value and importance of ADR in the dispute resolution process to start ADR Chambers inToronto, and then expanded it acrossCanadaand internationally. They led the introduction and growth in Canada of mediation and arbitration by retired judges and were instrumental in the tremendous and rapid acceptance of mediation among litigation lawyers and litigants throughout Ontario and the country.  Brian and Glenn trained many mediators for ADR Chambers, as well as sitting judges and others, and supported mediation and arbitration training inCanada, in law schools and at professional conferences.

The Roger Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize and celebrate people who have made outstanding contributions to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Canadaover the course of their careers.

Roger Fisher, the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus atHarvardLawSchoolis the world-renowned master of negotiation. Prof. Fisher, who turns 90 in May 2012, spent nearly 50 years studying, writing about and teaching negotiation. He founded the Harvard Negotiation Project in 1979 and co-founding the non-profit Conflict Management Group in 1984. He is the co-author of the best-selling non-fiction book “Getting to Yes”.  Fisher devoted himself to understanding and improving the process by which people, organizations, and governments deal with their differences. He is the guru of negotiation, and over his career played an important role in the resolution conflicts worldwide ─ conflicts between states, conflicts within states, and all forms of commercial conflicts.