Verlyn Francis is a lawyer, arbitrator/adjudicator, mediator, trainer and presenter. Her legal practice is now confined to Estates and Trusts. She is Principal Consultant at Isiko Dispute Resolution Consultants and Guest Instructor in the LL.M. (DR) program at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Verlyn publishes, trains, and presents on the Impact of Culture on Conflict, Diversity, Inclusion, Conflict Resolution, and Process Design. Among her publications are:
- Designing Emotional Support into Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (2016) 23 Willamette J. of Int’l Law & Disp Resol at 274.
- Teaching Dispute Resolution in a Multicultural Environment (2017) 26:2 Can Arb & Mediation J 34 http://adric.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ADRIC_JOURNAL_2017_Vol26_No2.pdf
- Her latest paper, Infusing Dispute Resolution Teaching and Training with Culture and Diversity, will be published in April in 33 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 1 (2017) [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2915904].
She holds a LL.M. (ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was certified as an adjudicator in 2009 and obtained her mediator certification in 1999. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 after graduating with an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1995.
Verlyn is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the National Bar Association (NBA), the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), American Bar Association, National Bar Association, the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR), the ADR Institute of Canada, the Black Female Lawyers Association, Women’s Law Association of Ontario, and Toronto Lawyers Association.