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Anne Wallace

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Canada - SK
Mediation Profile

Anne M. Wallace, Q.C. is mediator, arbitrator and adjudicator who left the practice of law in January 2007 to work exclusively as a dispute resolution neutral and trainer/instructor. Her work includes mediation, arbitration, conciliation and investigations in labour and employment. It also includes Indian residential schools adjudication, personal injury mediation, domain name dispute arbitration, and commercial mediation and arbitration. Wallace holds both the Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator designations conferred by the ADR Institute of Canada. Wallace provides skills based training in conflict resolution and prevention. She is an instructor with the Foundation of Administrative Justice, teaching various topics in the Foundation’s training programs for members and staff of administrative tribunals and for those who appear before tribunals. 

Wallace is currently President of the ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Inc. and is the Regional Representative on the National Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc. Wallace holds an Bachelor of Laws with Great Distinction (University of Saskatchewan 1983) and was the gold medallist in her law class. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. In 2003, she was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the legal community, the development of the law and the administration of justice in Canada. In 2004, Saskatchewan Business Magazine named her one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence. In February 2006, she was awarded the Canadian Bar Association’s National Douglas Miller Award for outstanding dedication and team spirit. 

Full biography at

Ms. Wallace began working as a mediator in 1994 while also practicing law and entering the field of arbitration. Over the years, she has served as a mediator in well over 100 labour, employment, workplace, personal injury and commercial disputes. 

Much of her mediation experience has been in labour and employment. Wallace has served as a mediator in workplace disputes including, for example, interpersonal conflict, harassment, accommodation of disabilities, working conditions and more. 

She has served as mediator in employee termination cases and as mediator of various grievances under collective bargaining agreements. She has served in numerous personal injury cases. She has mediated commercial disputes such as contract disputes and internal business disputes.

The style of mediation I use depends on which style is most appropriate for the dispute. There are times when a facilitative approach is most appropriate. Other times, transformative or evaluative approaches work better.

Labour and Employment Personal Injury Government/Regulatory General Commercial Intellectual Property

$375 per hour including preparation and document review. Travel costs and cancellation fees depend on the nature of the case and are settled beforehand.

Law Society of Saskatchewan
Canadian Bar Association, including:
Saskatchewan Administrative and Labour Law Section
National Administrative Law Section
Saskatchewan and National Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
National Constitutional and Human Rights Section
National Labour Law Section
National Media and Communications Law Section
National Municipal Law Section
Saskatchewan and National Women Lawyers' Forum 
ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Inc. and ADR Institute of Canada Inc. 
Foundation of Administrative Justice 
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association 
American Bar Association
ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
ABA Labour Law Section 
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan (formerly Mediation Saskatchewan)
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
St. Thomas More Lawyer’s Guild (founding member)

Provided on request.

Training and Education

Basic Mediation Training 1995. 
Grievance Mediation. 
Designing and Drafting Improved Grievance Resolution Processes. 
Mediation and the Practice of Law in the 90s. 
Fundamentals of Arbitration and Mediation – I presented at this program on two topics – Legal Issues in Mediation and the Lawyer’s Role in Appropriate Dispute Resolution.
Performing Effectively as Counsel in Mediation. 
The Lawyer’s Guide to Negotiation and Settlement. 
Numerous sessions on mediation and arbitration at Canadian Bar Association Annual Meetings, Canadian Bar Association Administrative and Labour Law and ADR Section conferences and other conferences including presenting at several of these. 
Canadian Bar Association ADR Section/ ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. joint conference in Vancouver March 2002. I presented at that conference on Online Dispute Resolution. 

Ms. Wallace instructs for the Foundation of Administrative Justice ( certificate program. She also teaches custom FAJ courses including Conflict Resolution Skills and Mediation. 

Other speaking experience includes:

Chair, ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Conference, Dialogue on Dispute Resolution: Opportunities and Challenges, Saskatoon 2008 – Presenter - “So you want to be a mediator?

Confronting Absenteeism: Current Issues and Innovative Approaches to Attendance Management, Calgary 2008.

Negotiating Ethics, Canadian Legal Conference, Calgary 2007. 

Lessons Learned from the Workplace, Canadian Condominium Association National Human Rights Symposium, Regina 2007. 

Negotiating Ethics, Canadian Bar Association Branch Mid-winter Meeting, Saskatoon 2007. 

Saskatchewan Continuing Legal Education Society, Performing Effectively in Mediation and Pre-Trial Conferences, Saskatoon/Regina 2003. 

Online Dispute Resolution, Canadian Bar Association/ADR Institute of Canada, National Program, Vancouver 2002. 

Real Lawyers Use DR, Canadian Bar Association AGM, August 2000.

Keynote Speaker & Workshop Resource Person, South African Legal Assistance Network, Canada/South Africa Legal Affairs & Constitutional Development Project, Johannesburg 2000. 

Workshop Co-ordinator, Administrative Law Workshops, Legal Resources Centres, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town 2000.

An Introduction to Conflict Resolution, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Conference 1998. 

Workplace Conflict: Prevention, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce 1997.

Family Feuds - Resolving Conflict Within Tribunal Organizations, CCAT Annual Conference, Ottawa 1997. 

Handling Harassment Differently, Labour Arbitration Conference, Calgary 1997.

An Ounce of Prevention - Resolving Workplace Conflict, Human Resources Symposium, Saskatoon 1997.

Saskatchewan Continuing Legal Education Society, Fundamentals of Arbitration & Mediation for Legal Practice 1996.

HRD Symposium ‘96, Resolving Human Resources Conflict - Mediation in Context, Saskatoon 1996.

Canadian Bar Association National Administrative Law CLE Program, Parties, Tribunals and Advocates, ADR in Administrative Proceedings, Ottawa 1995.

ADR in Administrative Law Proceedings, Canadian Bar Association, Winnipeg AGM 1995.


“Dropping the A in ADR”, The Lawyer’s Weekly, September 2004. 

“Trends in Employment Law”, Canadian Bar Association Bar Notes, Volume XVI, No. 3, Spring 2002.

“Online Dispute Resolution: New Challenges and Opportunities for the ADR Professional”, National Canadian Bar Association ADR Section/ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. Joint National Program, Vancouver, March 2002. 

“Putting DR into Practice (Your Practice, That Is!)”, Canadian Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2000. 

“Increased Productivity Through An Effective Conflict Resolution Process”, Saskatchewan Business Magazine, March/April 1999. 

“The Role of Legal Counsel in Appropriate Dispute Resolution”, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., May 1996.

“Legal Issues in Mediation: An Overview”, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., May 1996. 


IMI Code of Professional Conduct
Law Society of Saskatchewan Code of Ethics
ADR Institute of Canada Inc. Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process

Saskatchewan Lawyers' Insurance Association
Canada Lawyers' Insurance Association
Combined maximum of $1,000,000

Anne Wallace
Q.C., Ll.B., C.Arb.,C.Med, Ctaj
PO Box 22114 RPO Wildwood
S7H 5P1