Richard W. Shields LL.B., M.A., LL.M., Ph.D.

Richard W. Shields
Richard W. Shields
Richard W. Shields

P: 9056978080


Richard W. Shields was a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and trainer. who retired from private practice effective December 31, 2020. Admitted to the practice of law in Ontario, Canada in 1976, Rick surrendered his licence to practice law effective July 12, 2021. Prior to his retirement, he restricted his practice to family mediation, family arbitration, and training in both disciplines. Rick has an M.A. in Conflict Resolution, an LL.M. in ADR, and a Ph.D. in Adult Education. He is a past certifying administrator for Family Mediation Canada, a past president of the ADR Institute of Ontario, a past president of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, and a past officer and director of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. Rick was an adjunct professor in the Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Certificate in Family Mediation programs at York University. He is a co-author of Collaborative Family Law: Another Way to Resolve Family Disputes


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