Hilary Linton
Riverdale Mediation Ltd., and mediate393 inc.
393 University Avenue, Suite 2000
Law Chambers

Tel: (416) 593-7100 ext. 291
Fax: (416) 593-1352

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Mediation (Civil)
Mediation (Family)
Fact Finding
Mediation Training/Coaching

Serving the following Area Codes:
416, 519, 705, 905

OMMP Roster Mediator Serving:

Hilary Linton has experience in settling the following civil matters:
Administrative (incTribunals)
Collection / Debtors
Entertainment Industry
Estate & Wills
Farm Disputes (inc Debts)
First Nations
Franchise Disputes
Health Care/Disputes
Hospitality Industry
Hospitals/Health Industry
Intellectual Property
Landlord / Tenant
Libel & Slander
Marketing & Advertising
Media & Communications
Non-Profit Organizations
Partnership Disputes
Privacy & Freedom
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Real Estate (inc Strata)
Schools & Universities
Sexual Orientation
Victim-Offender / VORP

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Hilary Linton has experience in settling the following family matters:

Child Protection
Child Support
Children & School
Common Law/Cohabitation
Family Estate/Inheritance
Marital Issues
Parent-Elder Support
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Separation - Agreements
Separation - Asset Division
Separation - Child Custody
Spousal Support

Biographical Notes:

Hilary Linton is one of the four original “founders” of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO). She is a past director of OAFM and former chair of the OBA ADR section. Her firm Riverdale Mediation Ltd. provides mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, training and consulting services. She also is the President of mediate393 inc. which delivers family mediation and information services at Toronto’s Superior and Provincial Courts of Justice. Hilary is a regular adjunct professor at the LL.M. (Family Law) program at Osgoode Hall Law School and Western University Faculty of Law, teaching Family Law Dispute Resolution. She is a two-time recipient of the James G. McLeod Professorship in Family Law and the 2014 recipient of the OBA Award of Excellence in ADR. Hilary is often retained to design and deliver specialized mediation, negotiation and arbitration workshops for groups of legal professionals, government Ministries and Agencies, faith communities, corporations and community groups. She also designs and delivers a wide range of in-house courses for lawyers, mediators and arbitrators, including accreditation and certification eligible and Law Society accredited programs in mediation, arbitration, power imbalances in FDR and family law. Her current research and teaching focus is on developing better processes for use by family law professionals when assessing dynamics of negotiation power, prior to making dispute resolution process choices. Hilary is recognized as an outstanding and inspiring teacher of mediation and negotiation theory and skills. She is best known for custom-designing dispute resolution workshops for professionals in all fields, including programs for: • IMAPCT: Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean • Ontario Office of the Children’s Lawyer • Legal Aid Ontario • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) • Resolution, UK • ADR Institute of Manitoba • Family Mediation Canada (FMC) • Academy of Professional Mediators (APFM) • Durham Children’s Aid Society • Swedish Forum for Mediation and Conflict Resolution • Dublin Family Lawyers Association • Nunavut Legal Services Board • Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board • Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama-at of Canada Recent speaking and training engagements have taken her to Denver, Colorado; San Antonio, Texas; Lisbon, Portugal; London, England; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Vancouver, British Columbia; Atlanta Georgia, New York; and Los Angeles. Hilary a former chair of Ontario Bar Association’s ADR section and the 2014-2015 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.


B.J. (Hons, Carleton) 1982; LL.B. (U.W.O.) 1995; LL.M. (ADR, Osgoode Hall Law School) 2003; Certified Family Mediator (OAFM). Occasional Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. Teaches ADR in the LL.M. in Family Law at Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development Program. Designs and delivers extensive private and custom training programs.



Memberships & Affiliations :

Family Mediation and Information Service Provider at Toronto Superior and Provincial Courts of Justice (mediate393); Member of Canadian Consular Round Table on Family Mediation and International Parental Child Abductions; Director, Academy of Professional Family Mediators; Founding Director, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario; Chair of the ADR Section (Ontario Bar Association) 2007-2008; Appointed by Attorney General of Ontario to Justice and Media Committee , 2007; Member, Provincial Advisory Committee for Formal Dispute Resolution in Special Education Programs and Services, 2007-2008; Executive member of Ontario Bar Association ADR Section, 2003-2009; Executive member of Ontario Bar Association Family Law Section 1996-2004; Founding Member, Toronto Collaborative Family Law Association, 2001; Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM) Director and Secretary, 2003-2004; Member of governance and privacy law committees, OAFM, 2004-2009; Member of the ADR Institute of Canada, 2004-present.; Member of Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Ontario Association of Family Mediation, ADR Institute of Ontario, and AFCC.


Rates: Contact us for fee information.

Payment: Mediation, arbitration preparation, disbursements and travel fees are payable at the time of the mediation or arbitration. Fees for drafting memoranda and agreements are negotiated and paid in advance, at the time of instruction to prepare.

Cancellation Policy: Details of cancellation policy provided on request.

Calendar Last Updated: 18 Sep 17


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