Case Experience (Civil): Contracts, Corporate/Commercial, Employment, Insurance, Labour Relations, Partnership Disputes, Professional Liability, Administrative (incTribunals), Agricultural, Disabilities, Education, Energy Sector, Environmental, Harassment, Hospitals/Health Industry, Health Care/Disputes, Human Rights/Discrimination, Information Technology, Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Multi-Party / Complex, Non-Profit Organizations, Pensions, Privacy & Freedom, Professional Negligence, Public Policy, Schools & Universities
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1979 - 1981 Acadia University, Bachelor of Arts Program
1981 - 1982 University of King's College, Bachelor of Arts Program
1982 - 1985 Dalhousie University Law School, LLB
2008 Mediator's Skills Training Course, "Mediating Justice: Learning to Mediate in a Rights Based World" conducted by The Honourable George W. Adams Q.C., Toronto, Ontario
As an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator, Kathryn Raymond, Q.C., resolves workplace disputes. Her ADR practice includes labour relations arbitration, including as a member of the Minister's List of Arbitrators in Nova Scotia, and through appointment as both a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry adjudicating complaints of alleged discrimination. Her experience includes the resolution of labour standards, labour relations and occupational health & safety disputes as a former Vice Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Board and the arbitration of education and insurance disputes and tax assessment adjudication.
Kathryn also has extensive experience as neutral counsel to adjudicative and investigative tribunals in a professional regulation and healthcare context, including medical staff privileges litigation. Her experience as neutral counsel to tribunals includes enabling effective adjudicative decision-making, education and training of tribunals, procedural advice during hearings, policy development and procedural design.
Kathryn's experience as a neutral is founded upon 35 years of experience as an advocate, having practiced law in both Toronto and Halifax.
Kathryn's areas of interest include access to justice and self-representation, interest-based resolutions, regulated and consensual dispute resolutions design and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of ADR processes for resolving disputes in unionized and non-unionized workplaces, including those involving human rights and professional regulation.
Kathryn has been consulted by government and stake holders respecting the development of policy, ADR processes and statutes. This includes being appointed to the Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards in 2019 to advise the federal government on the modernization of federal labour standards. Kathryn has been invited to speak on over 95 occasions on topics which include improving dispute resolution, procedural fairness and administrative law, employment/labour law, discrimination and health law.
Memberships & Affiliations:
Nova Scotia Minister of Labour's List of Arbitrators, 2008-present
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, 2019- present
Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry, 2009-present
Labour Board of Nova Scotia, Vice Chair, 2013-2019
Education Act Appeal Board, 2014-present
Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Arbitration Board, Chair, 2012-2015
Nova Scotia Assessment Appeal Tribunal, 2012-present
Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals,, 2015- present
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 2015-present
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 1990-present; including Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Advisory Committee 2009-2013 and Chair of the Model Code of Conduct Task Force, 2011-2013
Law Society of Upper Canada, 1987-1996
ADR Atlantic Institute 2009-present;
Atlantic Labour Arbitrators Association 2008-present;
Nova Scotia Health Organizations Protective Association, Board Member, 2001-2011 and Acting Executive Director, 2008
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Board of Directors 2000-2009; Governance Committee member, 2010, 2015-present
Canadian Bar Association 1987-present; Chair of the Administrative Law Section for Nova Scotia;
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2009-2013
Canadian College of Health Leaders,1990-2014
Practice Commenced: 2000
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