Adjunct Professor

Elana Fleischmann, LL.B., LL.M. (ADR) obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 1984 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986. She subsequently obtained her Master of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development Program, in 2007. Highlights of her varied and extensive experience include private practice at Fraser Milner, legal and policy work for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and mediation services for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.  Elana is currently part-time legal counsel to the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario, and recently worked as the Graduate Studies Career Advisor for the Faculty of Law.  Elana is also an adjunct professor in both our JD program and at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she has taught for over 16 years, and supervised, mentored and coached law students.  

As well as her extensive legal, policy, and teaching experience, Elana brings expertise in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), as the former Coordinator and Legal Counsel for the Provincial Dispute Resolution Office, where she worked on various projects, including Ontario’s Mandatory Mediation Program, the Town of Walkerton’s Compensation Program, and the Oak Ridges Moraine mediation. In her private dispute resolution consultancy, Elana focuses on mediation, workplace restoration, training and systems design. As a member of provincial and federal dispute resolution rosters, Elana has conducted numerous workplace mediations and restorations, and has developed and delivered many ADR training programs to public and private sector clients. Examples of her systems design work include Tarion’s Builder Arbitration Forum, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance OmbudService, and the Social Benefits Tribunal’s Early Resolution Program.