Dispute resolution

The best alternative methods of conflict resolution

Methods of prevention and settlement of disputes

There are solutions that make it possible to avoid recourse to the courts or to end it without a trial. These are the methods of prevention and dispute resolution. It all starts with negotiation and, if necessary, the use of mediation or conciliation and, if applicable, arbitration should be considered. 


Mediation to resolve civil and commercial disputes

The founding lawyer of the firm, Me Anne-Marie Jutras, has been an accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters for more than fifteen years. Being also an experienced lawyer in civil and commercial litigation, she quickly grasps the problems of a case. At Jutras Avocats Inc., we can assist our client in the mediation process or act as an accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters. In the latter case, our role must be neutral and our mandate must come from both parties.

From the courtroom to conciliation: the settlement conference

Most cases are settled out of Court; however, the parties sometimes require assistance from a third party to resolve their dispute. Given the costs and delays associated with legal proceedings, most of the time, it is best to reach a settlement as promptly as possible. In the course of legal proceedings, we can present a request for a settlement conference at which the judge will act as a conciliator to help the parties and their attorney reach a mutual agreement and avoid a hearing. This process is entirely confidential and, therefore, not prejudicial to the parties if they fail to settle this dispute and continue the legal proceedings before the Court.

Here are some advantages of the mediation and conciliation process:


The process is confidential and the discussion are made “without prejudice”.  


The solution comes from the parties and not from a third party.


 No decision is imposed on the parties, on the contrary, the solution comes from an agreement between them.


The parties are at the heart of the decision.


The solution may take into account considerations other than legal ones.


Mediation saves you time and money! 

Mediation in civil and commercial matters

To learn more about the advantages of the mediation process in civil and commercial matters, we invite you to visit the Ministry of Justice.

Other websites to visit to learn more

Bar of Quebec Educaloi To consult the flyer published by the Bar of Quebec on participatory justice, click here

Need services of a lawyer specialized in dispute resolution?

Contact our office in Blainville.