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Michelle Flaherty

Michelle Flaherty

P.O. Box 2022
Rideau Street East
Ottawa ON  K1N 9N5
Tel: (613) 552-9271
Email: michelleflaherty@mac.com
Website: www.michelleflaherty.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction

Ontario

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2013; conducts arbitration in French and English; also active in the federal jurisdiction.

Education

LL.M., 2011, University of Ottawa; LL.B., 1998, University of Ottawa; B.B.A., 1992, Bishop's University.

Background

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 2012-present; Vice-Chair, Grievance Settlement Board of Ontario, 2016-present; Vice-Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, 2008-2012 (Member, 2012-present); Legal Counsel, University of Ottawa, 2006-2008; Associate, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, 2003-2006; Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Canada, 1999-2000.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$500 if notification is received more than 30 days prior to hearing; $1,600 if notification is received less than 30 days prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ministry of Labour list of approved arbitrators; Grievance Settlement Board.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Grievance Settlement Board of Ontario, 2016-present; Vice-Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, 2008-2012 (Member, 2012-present).

Associations

Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association.

Related Publications

Ontario and the Direct Access Model to Human Rights, in 22 Arguments for Human Rights Institutions in Canada, eds. S. Day, L. Lamarche, K. Norman (Irwin Law, 2014) (author); "Self-Represented Litigants: A Sea Change in Adjudication" (November 1, 2013), eds. Peter Oliver and Graham Mayeda, Principles and Pragmatism: Essays in Honour of Louise Charron (LexisNexis, 2014) (also published in 65:2 Supreme Court Law Review (2014), p. 323) (author); "Reinstatement as a Human Rights Remedy: When Jurisdictions Collide" (2015), 36 Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, p. 101 (also published in Russel W. Zinn, The Law of Human Rights in Canada: Practice and Procedure (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 1998), Release No. 29, May 2016) (author); "Self-represented Litigants, Active Adjudication and the Perception of Bias: Issues in Administrative Law" (2015), 38:1 Dalhousie Law Journal (author); "Best Practices in Active Adjudication" (2015), 28 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law Practice, p. 291 (author).

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.