Bernard Morrow

Bernard Morrow

Bernard Morrow is the principal of Morrow Mediation, a Toronto area based full service alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm that is focused on delivering timely, fair and balanced mediation and arbitration services and responsive consulting solutions at a sensible price. Bernard has been successfully providing dispute resolution services since 1994.

In addition to conducting his ADR practice, Bernard was appointed the Complaints Resolution Commissioner for the Law Society of Upper Canada for a two-year term commencing April 1, 2014.  He was re-appointed for a second two-year term commencing April 1, 2016.  The Commissioner performs an ombuds role, independently reviewing complaints against lawyers and paralegals that have been closed by the Law Society to ensure they were handled appropriately and the results were reasonable.  The Commissioner’s role is a part-time commitment and a perfect complement to Bernard’s ongoing private dispute resolution practice.

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Articles and Video:

Helping Not Hoarding (04/24/20)
The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has hit us all like a ton of bricks, particularly over the past week, as each day brings a new development.

End of the Year: The Kids are Alright (12/29/17)
End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.

How Does Your Mediator Add Value? (09/29/17)
Most of us don’t go to the symphony to watch the conductor or to a sporting event to see the referees in action, but imagine the chaos without their participation.

Joint Session: A Tale of Two Mediations (09/14/17)
I share a tale of two wrongful dismissal mediations conducted weeks’ apart.

Reality Testing: The Right Dose at the Right Time (07/07/17)
No one begins a dispute thinking they might be wrong.

Study: Results Point to the Value of a Joint Session (05/26/17)
The use of the joint session in mediation has been a hot topic of study and debate in recent years.

The Mindful Mediator (10/28/16)
I have written in the past about how “being present” (or, in the moment) is the single-most important ingredient I bring to a mediation.

Reality Testing: The Right Dose at the Right Time (09/09/16)
This article examines party expectations and testing those expectations in mediation.

Power Imbalance: The Challenge of Leveling the Playing Field (08/12/16)
As a mediator, I am often faced with imbalances caused by a variety of factors: relationship dynamics between the disputing parties, a lawyer having more experience, expertise or knowledge than opposing counsel, or a party being better prepared or more knowledgeable about the facts of the case than another.