Pamela Picher

130 Slater Street, Suite 200
Ottawa ON  K1P 6E2
Tel: (613) 236-0485
Fax: (819) 827-7621
Email: picherarb@sympatico.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction

Ontario

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1976.

Education

B.A., 1967, Colby College; LL.B., 1973, Queen's University; Harvard Law School, 1974 (SPEC).

Background

Mentor (1985-present) and Course Instructor (1984-86), Ontario Ministry of Labour Arbitrators' Training Program; Staff Member, Law Reform Commission of Canada, 1975-76; Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, 1974-75.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

Notification received more than one month prior to hearing, no charge except for hearing room cancellation charges and/or file administration fee; notification received within one month of hearing, $1,840.00; if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing, $0.00, except for hearing room cancellation charges and/or file administration fee; s.49, O.L.R.A., where date scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing, $600.00; settlement during course of hearing, $4,600.00 (may vary depending on time and circumstances); File Administration Fee: Where a case is cancelled or withdrawn, and a substantial time has been expended in consultation, correspondence, scheduling of hearing, notices, et cetera, up to $900.00; Daily rate for grievance arbitration Is $4,600.00.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Labour Canada; Bell/CEP and CTEA; Ontario Police Arbitration Commission; CBC/N.A.B.E.T.; Canada Post/C.U.P.W.; Ontario Hydro/Power Workers' Union; Ontario Community Colleges/O.P.S.E.U.; Dalhousie University/Faculty Association; Consumers' Glass/A.B.G.W.I.U.; Canadian Opera Company/Toronto Musicians' Association; King's College (Western Ontario)/ Professional and Administrative Officers' Association.

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair, Ontario Public Service Labour Relations Tribunal, 1986-95; Referee under Framework Agreement between Ontario Medical Association and Government of Ontario, 1993-95; Ecclesiastical arbitration, 1994; Vice-Chair, Ontario Public Service Labour Relations Tribunal, 1985-86; Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1976-84.

Associations

Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; National Academy of Arbitrators.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Picher's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to decisions@lancasterhouse.com. In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.