Accountability in Appeals Management: Who Watches the Watcher?

The Sport Law & Strategy Group has been handling internal appeals for sport organizations for over twenty years. Our task is to ensure procedural … [Read more...]

Athlete Appeals: Should You Help?

Athlete appeals: Should you help? How to determine when to go to bat for your athlete and when to step aside Appeals by athletes are most often on … [Read more...]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

I have been blogging about the Sochi Olympic disputes that went to the Ad Hoc Court of Arbitration (CAS), which heard disputes during the course of … [Read more...]

Athletics Canada – One Organization’s Experience with Dispute Management

This post features an interview I did with Scott MacDonald and Rachel Corbett. Scott is the High Performance Director for Athletics Canada (AC), a … [Read more...]

Olympic Team Selection – What Your NSO Needs to Know to Be Dispute-Ready!

By Rachel Corbett and Kevin Lawrie. The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are fewer than 90 days away and many NSOs are preparing to select, … [Read more...]

Reflections from the Team Canada Ombudsperson

Rachel Corbett was appointed as the Commonwealth Games Team Ombudsperson in June 2010. Unlike in prior years, for these games the position was a joint … [Read more...]

Rachel Corbett’s XIX Commonwealth Games Ombudsblog

In the fall of 2010, Rachel Corbett (co-founder of the Sport Law & Strategy Group) spent about a month in Delhi, India as a member of Team Canada … [Read more...]

Degrees of Intervention in Sport-Specific Arbitration: Are We Moving Towards a Universal Model of Decision-Making?

Independent and specialized dispute resolution is an accepted and integral part of the sport bureaucracy internationally and, increasingly so, within … [Read more...]

The Mini-Trial: A Concept Whose Time Has Come?

If you google “mini-trial’ you will get several hundred thousand 'hits' telling you that a mini-trial is a form of alternative dispute resolution that … [Read more...]

Encourage Good Sports for Better Sports

By Rachel Corbett Fourteen years ago in this space I wrote an article about injury prevention and liability in recreation (Could This Happen to … [Read more...]

Centre for Sport and Law Assists Amateur Athletes Across Canada

With a few exceptions, clients organizations come to the Centre for Sport and Law without a clear ideas of what they want or need. All they know is … [Read more...]

Diagnosing Disputes

This winter we have been teaching a new course at Brock University on negotiation skills for sport managers. We have structured the course around two … [Read more...]

Resolving Disputes Through Negotiation

Over the years of writing this column, it is clear that nearly every aspect of a coach's work has some underlying legal element. We have written about … [Read more...]

Book Review – Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999)

In the Knowing the Law column in the last issue of Coaches Report , we observed that the most pressing issue that coaches appear to be facing today … [Read more...]

From Little League to Ben Johnson: Alternatives for Resolving Sports Disputes

By Graeme Mew A constant challenge in any system of dispute resolution involves balancing the desirability of having fair procedures for the … [Read more...]