Logo, Elaine Newman B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

(416) 618-4413
Toronto ON
Very experienced, highly effective Labour Relations Arbitrator and Workplace Mediator.


1975, B.A., University of Western Ontario, Dean's List 1979, Call to the Bar, Province of Ontario
1978, LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Carswell
2000, LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, ADR Program

Academic Appointments:

Lecturer, Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre—Course Director, Strategic Grievance Handling Course, and Lecturer in Foundations Course Associate Director, LLM Program in Labour Relations & Employment, Osgoode Hall Law School (2001 to 2009)—Program Development, Administrative Management, Student & Faculty Support
Instructor, York University, Atkinson Faculty Dispute Resolution
(2000 to 2011)—
Curriculum Designer & Lead Instructor in Advanced Dispute Resolution Certificate Program, Teaching Ethics of Mediation and Practicum in Dispute Resolution
Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (2003)—Design and instruction of the Law of Workplace Safety and Insurance

Practice History:

1979–1981: General litigation, Minden Gross Grafstein & Greenstein
1981–1985: Head of litigation, Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped
1985–1986: General Counsel, Workers' Compensation Appeals  Tribunal, Ontario

Vice Chair, Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Conducting Hearings in Worker & Employer Appeals from Decision of the WSIB
1989–1991: Union/Management Bipartisan Occupational Health  Consulting, Torkin Manes Cohen & Arbus
1992–1998: Mediator, Education Relations Commission

Mediator, Grievance Settlement Board



1994: Acting Director of Legal Services, Employment Equity Commission (Seconded)
1995: Admission to Ontario Ministry of Labour Roster of Approved Labour Relations Arbitrators
1996–1997: Ministry of the Attorney General, Pro Bono Mediator in ADR Civil Litigation Pilot Project in Mandatory Mediation
1998: Admission to Mediation Roster, Mandatory Mediation Program in Toronto & Ottawa
2001–2009: Associate Director, LLM Labour Relations & Employment Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development Program
2000: Academic Coordinator and Lead Instructor, Dispute Resolution Courses for Atkinson Faculty, York University