Redefining and Revisiting Success at Mediation
Redefining and Revisiting Success at Mediation

Originally published as a paper, read in full [PDF]. All too frequently, I attend mediations and I am asked by one side or the other or both to “work your magic”. It is my theory that neither magic acts nor miracles occur at mediation. Magic acts...

Presented By Cooper Mediation: 9th Annual Canada Cup
Cooper Mediation Presents The 9th Annual Canada Cup

Cooper Mediation, as the presenting sponsor, is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Canada Cup from February 12-15, 2018. This will be a star-studded tournament involving top ranked squash players (including world #10 Diego Elias) from around the world. Vance and Jon Cooper of Cooper Mediation...

Stop compromising at mediation
Stop Compromising at Mediation

I have been mulling over this paper in my mind for some time. One of my colleagues is very much opposed to the expression “compromise” as she believes it has negative connotations. This led me to go to the source of all wisdom, the Internet,...

Plaintiff's Guide to Mediation
Personal Injury Mediation 101: A Plaintiff’s Guide

“I’ll see you in court!” How many times have you heard that line on television shows or in movies as a set-up to a climactic courtroom showdown between two sides in a legal dispute? In reality, most lawsuits and civil actions are settled prior to...

Vancestock VI - Adelaide Hall
Vancestock VI Raises Over $43,000 For Trails Youth Initiatives

Vancestock VI: Thank You For Helping Us Raise Over $43,000 For Trails Youth Initiatives and $192,000 over 6 years! If you happen to see Vance Cooper on the street flashing a big smile and humming a tune, it’s a good bet that he’s reliving one of...

Making the Most of Mandatory Mediation
Making the Most of Mandatory Mediation

Obligation. It's a word that takes away any notion that you have a choice in the matter at hand. Put simply, it “must” be done, whether you like it or not. As a result, an obligation may end up feeling more like a burden or...