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Jonathan Cooper Added to Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program as Roster Mediator

Cooper Mediation Inc. is pleased to announce Jonathan Cooper’s addition to the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program list as a roster mediator. This appointment is a recognition among a mediator’s peers (lawyers, mediators, court administrators, judges and others) that the mediator has the experience, training, education...

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Vancestock V Raises Over $33,000 For Trails Youth Initiatives!

Vancestock V, Thank You For Helping Us Raise Over $33,000 For Trails Youth Initiatives! 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 the wonderful memories he took away...

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The Origins of Vancestock: The Power of Chance Encounters

Think back to the mid-1980s - if you’re old enough to remember them. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way into superstardom, the Breakfast Club taught kids everywhere that serving detention could give you a real education, and a fresh-faced articling student named Vance Cooper was eagerly...

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Five Reasons People Don’t Negotiate In Advance Of Mediation

Over the past 30 years working on personal injury and insurance claims - as a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator - I have observed that settlement discussions in advance of mediation occur all too infrequently. Five factors which I believe contribute to the inability of those...