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Canada - ON
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Mr. Arkin mediates in the areas of Personal Injury/Insurance, Estates, Employment, and Commercial Matters (Civil Litigation).  He obtained his LL.M. (ADR, 2002) from Osgoode Hall Law School and his B.A. (1972) and LL.B. (1969) from the University of Manitoba. He was called to the Manitoba Bar (1973) and the Ontario Bar (1995). As Mediator with Financial Services Commission of Ontario he is responsible for Accident Benefit Motor Vehicle Mediation for the Ontario Government. Mr. Arkin was formerly associated with Rye & Partners in Toronto, the Winnipeg law firms of Duboff, Edwards, Haight & Schachter, and Oliver, Derksen, Arkin; Thompson, Dorfman, Sweatman; and, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson. He is a Chartered Mediator (C. Med. 2001), and from 2000 to May, 2006, a member of the Board of Directors, ADR Institute of Ontario ("ADRIO"). For a portion of that time Mr. Arkin served as V.P. Education of ADRIO, and as a member of ADRIO's Course Certification Accreditation Committee. Also during a portion of that time, he served on the Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee for York University, was an ad hoc member of the C. Med. Designation Accreditation Committee for ADRIO, and served as a coach for Osgoode Hall law student mediators in Small Claims Court.  Mr. Arkin has expertise in the areas of insurance, personal injury & administrative law as Government Mediator. He is also experienced in corporate/commercial law, real estate (commercial & residential), condominium law, employment law, wills, estates and trusts, family business, elder law, and not for profit law.  Mr. Arkin was appointed as a part time Lawyer Member to the Consent & Capacity Board of Ontario for a 3 year term (2006 - 2009).  He has conducted over 7400 mediations:  with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario ("FSCO") (2000 -2016) , as a Roster Mediator with the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program in Toronto and Ottawa (since 1999), in his private ADR practice (since 1999),  as a Roster Mediator with the Automobile Injury Mediation Office ("AIM") in Winnipeg with the Manitoba Public Insurance Cororation ("MPIC") (2011 - 2015).  In January, 2017, Mr. Arkin was appointed to the Discipline and Appeal Committees of the Real Estate Council of Ontario ("RECO").

Mr. Arkin has conducted over 7000 mediations as a mediator with: the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, as a Roster Mediator with the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program in Toronto and Ottawa, and as well, in his private ADR practice. His private ADR practice includes the areas of: Statutory Accident Benefits matters; personal injury and disability claim disputes; insurance disputes; workplace issues; corporate/commercial matters; partnership issues; family business - generational transition issues; contested estate matters; condo / co-operative disputes; landlord/tenant matters; Non-profits and Charities; landlord/tenant; not for profit; family business; and, intellectual property

Mainly facilitative, with evaluative and transformative as required
Mr. Arkin has expertise in the areas of insurance, personal injury & administrative law as Government Mediator. He is also experienced in corporate/commercial law, real estate (commercial & residential), condominium law, employment law, wills, estates, and trusts, family business, elder law, and not for profit law.

ADR Institute of Canada ADR Institute of Ontario Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators Law Society of Upper Canada Ontario Bar Association ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association Law Society of Manitoba

Training and Education

Comprehensive Arbitration Training, ADR Institute of Ontario, March and April, 2015 Effective Decisions Course through Society of Ontario Arbitrators & Regulators (“SOAR”), with The Honourable Mr. Justice John I. Laskin, Ontario Court of Appeal, December 9, 2005 Adjudication Training Program through Society of Ontario Arbitrators & Regulators (“SOAR”), September 26 to 30, 2005 ADR Institute of Ontario Workshop conducted by Dr.Bernie Mayer: "The Heart of Mediation: Dealing with The Conflict in the Room" on Friday, February 20, 2004. Advanced Mediation Training Program, ADR Institute of Ontario with Chris Moore: Creative approaches in multiparty and organizational disputes; Skills in avoiding impasse and breaking deadlocks; and issues and strategies in inter-cultural conflict resolution, October 16, 2003. LL.M. (ADR), Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, June, 2002 Interpersonal Mediation Training Program, St. Stephens Community House, July 11 - 13, 2001. Advanced Mediation Skills Program, Agree Dispute Resolution, June 26, 2001 Legal Issues for the Family Owned Business, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University Professional Development Programme, November 2 & 3, 1998. Advanced ADR Workshop, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, October 1996, ( Faculty: Allan Stitt, Lisa Feld, and members of the Stitt Feld Handy Houston law firm, Toronto). This program included ADR Systems Design. Phase III of the Bar Admission Program of the Law Society of Upper Canada, September 1994 - January 1995, with Honours grade in Business Law, and in Wills & Estate Planning. Negotiation Workshop for the Canadian Bar Association, August 25, 1994, Toronto, Conducted by Conflict Management Group, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Generic Mediation Training Programme ( Theory and Practice of Mediation ), Toronto, July 1994, ( The Mediation Academy. Faculty: Genevieve Chornenki, LL.B., Judith P. Ryan, M.S.W., LL.B., LL.M., and Mary T. Satterfield, M.S.W., LL.M.)

Mr. Arkin was a panelist on the issue of “The Need for Impartiality and Cultural Sensitivity” for the Inaugural Fair Hearing Conference presented by Federated Press in Toronto, September 29 and 30, 2010.  He was Co-Chair and panelist for the second Fair Hearing Conference held in Toronto on September 12 and 13, 2011 and the seventh conference April 21 and 22, 2015.

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Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company:Insurance through McLean Hallmark Insurance Group - Mediators' and Arbitrators' Errors and Omissions Insurance, as sponsored through the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association: Limit $1,000,000.00 per claim, $2,000,00.00 aggregate limit,

Contact
Harold
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Harold Arkin
01-416-781-7848
01-416-578-1197
01-416-781-7911
Harold Arkin LL.M., C. Med. Chartered Mediator
Toronto
M2N 6Z9