WARDS LAWYERS PC Mediation Center Mediation Centre

Jason Ward | Mediator

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WARDS LAWYERSPC mediation centre offers excellent facilities for mediation, including four large conference rooms, break-out rooms and a common area. Jason also travels for mediation.

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WARDS LAWYERSPC Mediation Centre is a modern, beautiful, and functional space perfect for mediation and alternate dispute resolution. Our Mediation Centre offers several amenities that make mediation sessions effective and comfortable for all parties.

  • 4 large conference rooms
  • 4 break-out rooms
  • Kitchen space
  • 2 gender-neutral washrooms
  • Common Area
  • Wireless Guest Internet

Catering services are also available.


Jason owns WARDS LAWYERSPC, a full-service, eight-lawyer firm in the City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay), Ontario.

He practices family law and civil litigation generally, particularly estate disputes and employment law. Jason obtained his law degree from the University of Western Ontario, after obtaining his degree in Economics from the University of Guelph. He articled with Siskinds (London), before practicing commercial litigation at (the former) Ogilvy Renault, Toronto. After unsuccessfully running in the 2003 Ontario provincial election (Liberal candidate), he and his family relocated from Toronto to Lindsay, Ontario, his hometown, where he started his law firm. Shortly afterwards, his wife, Karissa, left her position as a business lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, to join Jason to build their own firm, which today is one of the largest firms in the area.

Jason and Karissa, who have three teenage children, are dedicated to their community. Both have been awarded the Business Leader of the Year Award by the Chamber of Commerce. Karissa has also been honoured as the Extraordinary Woman of the Year in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Their law firm has been annually recognized locally as the favourite law firm in the area for a decade. Both Jason and Karissa serve on local boards and offer advisory services to local non-profit and charitable organizations. They are passionate about youth mental health, too. Their firm has, among other things, run a huge, month-long Hallowe’en event in their community, known as “Haunt Your Home”, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world to the contest Website. They also present the largest kids’ road hockey tournament in Ontario, if not beyond, raising money and awareness for youth mental health. In addition, they passionately donate and actively participate in many effective youth mental health awareness initiatives in their area.

Since becoming a lawyer in 2000, Jason has appeared and argued trials and cases in all of the Ontario Courts, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the (former) Ontario Municipal Board and other tribunals and administrative bodies. He has also represented the Public Guardian and Trustee, including being appointed by the Superior Court as “section 3 counsel”, representing incapable and vulnerable people. Jason has also been a faculty speaker for continuing legal education for Ontario lawyers, including most recently at the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Estates Lawyer and the “Step-by-Step Guide to Bringing a Motion” conference. He often writes legal articles, blogs and, recently, his article entitled, “Resolving Grave Disputes” (about the law of dead bodies and human remains) was published by a nationally prominent legal journal, the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal. He has also published other legal articles recently, such as, “Bringing a Motion in the Central East Region”.

Jason is also a qualified and accredited mediator, having an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from the University of Windsor Law School, where he also trained in using principled negotiation, developed at Harvard, including practical skills and techniques needed to resolve disputes effectively and to manage conflict constructively.

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Mediation Services

Jason offers mediation and dispute resolution for:
  • 1 civil litigation, including defamation, commercial and business disputes;
  • 2 Family law disputes, including financial, property and support issues only; not parenting disputes or conflict.
  • 3 estate and substitute decision-making (i.e., POA and guardian) disputes, including will validity, dependent’s relief and disputes about estate accounts;
  • 4 employment law, including termination and severance disputes and human rights;
  • 5 land-related issues, including constructive trusts, co-ownership conflict and rights of way;
  • 6 Small Claims (less than $25,000), landlord/tenant and real estate transactional disputes; and

Jason’s hourly rate for mediation is $350.

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