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If you sent the file to litigation section, you failed your client - SA Chapter Annual Meeting

Date TBA | Piper Alderman Adelaide

SA Chapter Annual Meeting

Thursday, 08 November 2018

We invite you to join your South Australian Chapter Committee for an Annual Meeting, nomination of your new Chapter Committee.

There will be a summary report on your Chapter Committee’s activities this last year which you can listen to as you enjoy a cool drink and some snacks with colleagues in a relaxed setting.

In addition, Dr. Cannon will speak on the topic "Litigation is not the best way to manage conflict. It is expensive, complicated and the adversary mindset often makes the dispute worse and victory may be pyrrhic. And then only about five percent of cases are decided in the end by the judge. Dr Cannon will discuss the development of dispute resolution methods with litigation only as a last resort in the SA context.

Register early as numbers are limited to 50. We look forward to seeing you there!

About Dr Cannon

Dr Andrew Cannon is an educator, advisor and practitioner in dispute resolution. He is an adjunct Professor at the law schools at Flinders and Adelaide University and Münster University in Germany. His mic and teaching experience is backed by forty years practical experience as a magistrate, mining warden and tribunal member. He has had a leadership role in managing therapeutic and restorative justice court program including mental health, drug, family violence courts and Aboriginal Sentencing Conferences. He established the civil procedure for the South Australian in the Magistrates Court (Civil) Rules 1992 and 2013 including a focus on an affordable approach to litigation, mediation and court experts. He helped to draft the Sustainable Justice Charter and the International Framework for Court Excellence. He is widely published on mediation and court processes. He has a long experience in resolving complex disputes between landowners and miners and in the opal mining fields and has been consulted in the processes of updating of Mining Legislation in SA, most recently in 2017. He is accredited as an experienced qualified mediator under the National Standard.

Resolution Institute expresses appreciation to Piper Alderman for generously hosting this event.