March 15th is National Brutus Day

National Brutus Day – March 15th

Often reviled (certainly by Dante) was Marcus Junius Brutus Minor, known to most as “Brutus” or more simply “Et tu Brute?”.
So why dedicate a holiday to this most heinous of individuals? This slayer of Kings and betrayer of friends?
Why, my good people, because Brutus Day reminds us that even in this modern age, betrayal, subterfuge, and back-stabbing is still alive and well.

When a modern-day brutus crosses your path, although your first reaction is likely a lawyer, it’s not always your wisest choice.

I moderated this fun and knowledgeable panel, consisting of lawyers, mediators and paralegals who answered questions about; the options for legal solutions in Durham Region, how alternative dispute resolutions can work for you in commercial, elder, family, workplace and many other legal areas, and the importance of training and staying current in our respective fields in honour of National Brutus Day.

Audrey Isenor

Audrey Isenor

Audrey Isenor is a Qualified Mediator, with a private elder/family mediation practice – Isenor Live Mediation Services. Audrey serves as the Executive Director of Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region, an organization that specializes in free Community and Restorative Justice Mediation.

Helen Lightstone

Helen Lightstone

Helen Lightstone is a Chartered Mediator, with a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from York University Osgoode Hall Law School. Dubbed “The mediation lady” by her students, Helen is also a respected and experienced professor of Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution, and founder of Lightstone Mediation Services

Jon Thibert

Jonathan Thibert

Jonathan Thibert is a partner at Cochrane Moore LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, a diploma in Police Foundations and an Honours Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Durham College. Jon also sits as the President of Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region.