- 2020 Start Date: May 4th
- Total Program Length: 2 weeks
- Delivery: Online (Instructor Led)
- Entrance Requirement: qualified lawyer in any jurisdiction, or equivalent (ex. former judicial officer)
This program is delivered by Vantage10 in partnership with Kompass.
RESERVE A PLACE IN THE MEDIATION COUNSEL CERTIFICATE STARTING May 4th, 2020
Total Tuition: $3,600 CAD - CLICK HERE to register
The Mediation Counsel for Professionals Online Certificate Program ("MCP"), delivered by Vantage10 Panel of Mediators & Experts ("Vantage 10"), will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to represent your clients in mediation settings, help prepare your clients for mediation sessions, and properly and effectively manage their presentations to mediators so that they can achieve their objectives for the mediation.
The MCP is designed for those wishing to become professional mediation counsels, involved in representing their clients in mediation settings, and those who wish to gain a greater understanding of the role of lawyers in mediation settings.
As a 2-week certificate program, the MCP is delivered fully online so that you can complete assignments when it’s most convenient for you, all while receiving support from your dedicated instructors and interacting with your fellow students.
As part of the course students will participate in at least three mandatory role play sessions via conference call with each Instructor so as to meet the training requirements for the Qualified Mediation Counsel designation through The Association of International Mediation Counsels
This program is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for 1 hour and 20 minutes of Professionalism Content.
Who Can Take the Program
Individuals interested in the program must be a qualified lawyer or equivalent (ex. former judicial officer).
The program is intended for candidates who are experienced mediation counsels wishing to enhance their skills in the field, or those new to the field, who wish to learn more about it, its benefit to clients and their professional practice. It is also relevant for those who wish to become a member of the Association of International Mediation Counsel.
The MCP is delivered 100% online and is accredited by Vantage10 as meeting the basic mediation counsel education training component required to achieve the Qualified Mediation Counsel designation and Fellow designation (accreditation as mediation counsel) of the Association of International Mediation Counsels.
Career Options and Accreditation
Mediation Counsels represent their clients in mediation settings. They provide valuable assistance to their clients for the mediation by:
Giving professional representation to clients in mediation setting especially where the underlying matters for settlement are complicated and/ or heated (ex. family, cross-border commercial matters)
- Counselling their clients on the mediation process, the underlying law and the role/ duties of the mediator
- Assisting their clients on the selection, engagement and payment of mediators
- Counselling their clients in respect to general mediation law and the ensuing rules for mediation to their clients and assisting their clients to get the best out of the mediation
- Counselling and explaining to their clients what happens during the mediation and how the client may be best prepared in that regard
- Counselling and assisting their clients on when things go wrong during the mediation
- Counselling their clients on how a mediation settlement may be negotiated (and acting as counsel for their client in that regard).
The Association of International Mediation Counsels is the only professional organisation in the world for the accreditation of mediation counsels. Its officers are qualified lawyers and/ or ADR practitioners who have strong experience in ADR.
The MCP program is accredited with Vantage10 Panel of Mediators & Experts, the Association of Professional Mediation Counsels, and meets the basic education training component required by those organisations to achieve a Qualified Mediation Counsel designation (as Members, or Fellows) of the Association of International Mediation Counsels.
Graduates of the MCP will also be automatically entitled to membership of the Panel at Vantage10 in the grade of Member (“MPV”), or Fellow (“FPV”) depending on their experience would be entitled to a 50% discount on their one-time membership joining cost.
What is a Mediation Counsel?
A mediation counsel is a lawyer who helps their client to get the best out of mediations. They advise, prepare and represent clients for and at mediations and assist the parties with the drafting of the mediation settlements. In that regard, the MCP program draws on current practices and addresses mediations covering small individual disputes to large scale, international, and multi-party ones.
"This program is essential for lawyers who are representing their clients in mediation settings. The programs lecturers are highly qualified and excellent and the modules well-presented and informative. I commend Vantage10 and Herzing College Canada for their initiative in making this valuable professional program, one of the first of its kind in the world, available for counsels worldwide”.
Hon. Sir John Muria, LLB, LLM, Chief Justice of Kiribati
“I am delighted to be a member of the Quality Assessment Team at Herzing/ Vantage10 for this program. As an experienced lawyer who has appeared as counsel in litigation and ADR settings in many jurisdictions, I cannot praise this program highly enough. Essentially it brings vital knowledge to counsels who wish to expand their professional practice by being able to deliver this much-needed service to their clients”.
Hon. James Corbett QC, LLB, LLM, FCIArB, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator (CEDR), Former Criminal Court Judge (England); Deputy High Court Judge (England)
MEDIATION COUNSEL FOR PROFESSIONALS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM LECTURERS & ASSESSORS
JAMES CORBETT QC, LLB, LLM, FCIARB, FRSA, DEPUTY HIGH COURT JUDGE (ENGLAND & WALES) CHARTERED ARBITRATOR, MEDICATOR (CEDR), CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE PANEL AT VANTAGE10; QUALITY STANDARDS ASSESSOR AT VANTAGE10 AND PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION COUNSELS
Bar Memberships: England & Wales (Barrister); Brussels (Advocaat – EU List); Admitted (permanently or pro hac), Ireland (1981), Northern Ireland (1994), Anguilla (2002), Australia (New South Wales) (2002), British Virgin Islands (2004), St Christopher & Nevis (2004), Turks & Caicos Islands (2008), Gibraltar (2012), Cayman Islands (2012), The Bahamas (2016). Appointments: Former Lecturer in law, University of Leicester (European Law, Commercial Law, Contract); Appointed Part-time Criminal Court Judge (Recorder) of England & Wales in 2000; Deputy High Court Judge of England & Wales; Master of the Bench, Honorable Society of the Inner Temple. Former partner in Kobre & Kim (UK) LLP – London subsidiary of an international law firm headquartered in New York and former Managing partner of newly-created Kobre & Kim (Cayman Islands). Appointed Senior Counsel, Baker & Partners & Senior Independent Counsel at Vantage10's EU Office, of Counsel, EPLegal, Vietnam.
(Lecturer/ Assessor) TONY NGUYEN TRUNG NAM , BA, LLM, MBA, FCIARB, MEDIATOR (CIARB), LAWYER (HCMC BAR ASSOCIATION)
Tony is one of the founding partners of EPLEGAL which is one of Viet Nam’s leading law firms. Its Chambers & Partners rating says: “Tony Nguyen is s praised by market sources, with one noting: He is very committed and makes an impression. He has significant experience in the energy sector, frequently assisting with oil and gas and renewable energy projects. He has additional expertise in the construction and infrastructure space”. Tony is an experienced dispute resolution counsel and acts both in litigation and ADR engagements in Vietnam, Singapore, and other regional seats of arbitration. He often represents clients in disputes at the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (“VIAC”) and Singapore International Arbitration Center (“SIAC”). In 2017, he was appointed by VIAC to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Council and actively participated in training, research and the drafting of VIAC’s rules. His is Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration's Branch in Viet Nam and Deputy Director of the Viet Nam Mediation Centre.
(Lecturer & Assessor) ANNE REGIER, LLB, CERT. JUSTICE (HARVARD), MCIJ, ICCA PROFESSIONAL MEMBER, FRSA, FPV, ACCREDITED MEDIATOR AT VANTAGE10, VICE PRESIDENT AT THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION COUNSELS
Anne is the Membership & Client Relationship Director at Vantage10. She is a first-class LLB graduate of the University of Latvia and trained and worked as a lawyer in Riga for a short while until moving to Germany to further her legal studies. She was trained in negotiation by some of the world's leading software companies where she worked in account management/ business development. She joined Vantage 3 years ago to develop its membership and consulting business. She is responsible for litigation and dispute resolution funding solutions at Vantage10 and is fluent in 4 languages (English, German, Russian, Latvian) and has conversational fluency in 2 others (French and Spanish). She is an LLM candidate and prospective member of the Brussels Bar in 2021.
(Lecturer/ Assessor) MATTHEW FINN LLM, FCIOB, FRICS, FCIArb, MCInstCES, FPV, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE PANEL AT VANTAGE10 & SENIOR ADVISOR FOR VANTAGE10 CORPORATE, VICE PRESIDENT AT THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION COUNSELS.
Matthew is Managing Director in Ankura’s Global Construction Practice. His experience is in claims preparation/avoidance, international arbitration, adjudication, mediation and quantum expert witness appointments in disputes in building, engineering, rail, nuclear, oil & gas and building services. He is regularly appointed as a quantum expert in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation to opine on construction related disputes and has given oral evidence in UK litigation under both cross-examination and concurrent evidence commonly known as ‘hot-tubbing’. Who's Who Legal says: Matthew Finn is a "very enthusiastic and on-the-ball" practitioner who has a strong practice in the litigation space. Instructing counsel comment that "he pays good attention to detail and his ability to think creatively is very helpful”. Matthew is an accredited and practising member of the Academy of Experts (MAE) and accredited expert witness under the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service. He also practices as an adjudicator and arbitrator on various panels, such as the CIArb (BAS), ADR Official of CEDR and Vantage10 Panel of Mediators & Experts on cross-border, high value, multi-jurisdictional litigation. He also sits on the Dispute Boards MENA (Middle East & North Africa) and also assisted eminent experts on international high value arbitration appointments in which I analysed claims, defenses and counter-claims. He has worked in the construction industry as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager in both consulting and contracting organisations, advising clients on commercial management, contractual issues, preparing claims and defenses. He also has experience of all different construction contracts these include and not limited to JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, PFI, Procure 21 & 21+, EFA Design & Build, SCAPE and PPC 2000. and provides training to large contracting companies on JCT and NEC forms of standard contracts.
(Quality Standards Assessor) DR ANDRE ALEXANDER, LLB, MA, SJD
Andre is General Counsel & Professional Services Director at Vantage10. He is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales as a foreign lawyer. He is also admitted as an Advocaat/ Lawyer (B-List) at the Bar of Brussels, Belgium is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of Fiji. He is a Registered Mediator with the Employment Lawyers Association of the UK and a Registered Arbitrator with ICCA. Andre is the structural and content designer of the Mediation Counsel Program. He has been working in legal practice and as a cross-border dispute resolution specialist for some 20 years.
Vantage10 ("VANTAGE10 PANEL OF MEDIATORS & EXPERTS") is a London-based not-for- profit company limited by guarantee. It started 3 years ago with the aim of always being at the forefront of ideas, methodologies and innovations in dispute resolution, especially in cross-border settings so as to service organisations, policy makers and individuals in need of dispute resolution services and advisory. It is approved as a professional organisation by the UK government. It is also a partner with the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce's Fellowship (the Society's Patron is HM Queen Elizabeth. Its President is HRH Princess Anne). Vantage10's Panel ("Vantage10 Panel of Mediators & Experts") is an independent professional association of some 20 plus distinguished judges, jurists, politicians, law professors, senior counsels, ADR and other experts who are interested and active in dispute resolution in policy, academic and professional/ practice settings. Their membership grade in the Panel (Patron, Panel Board Member, Fellow, Member) reflects the assessment of their relevant skills and abilities by Vantage10 which is normally done in consultation with the Panel's Board and the Membership Admission and Accreditation Committees as required under its Rules.
RESERVE A PLACE IN THE MEDIATION COUNSEL FOR PROFESSIONALS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM STARTING May 4th, 2020
Total Tuition: $3,600 CAD - CLICK HERE to register