Experience - Daniel Shapiro


Daniel Shapiro
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July, 2013 - March 31, 2021
Chief Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat

2007 - July, 2013
Deputy Chief Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat

2003 - 2007
Senior Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (Alternative Dispute Resolution model)

Daniel Shapiro brings a wealth of experience in various forms of tribunals and dispute resolution including in the areas of:
  • Labour Arbitration
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance mediation
  • No-Fault Claims mediation
  • Disability arbitrations
  • Commercial disputes
  • Indian Residential School adjudications
  • Professional / Regulatory bodies
  • Instructor and Trainer , ADR Institute of Canada (2020 forward), Foundation of Administrative (2021 forward)
Dispute Resolution

Daniel is an experienced arbitrator both as a sole arbitrator and as the chair of tripartite boards in a wide variety of public and private sector labour relations disputes.  

He is a current member of the ADR Institute of Canada and Saskatchewan.  He is an experienced mediator with an emphasis in mediating no-fault auto insurance claims and commercial disputes and is a member of Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan.  

His experience with ADR includes the following:

Charter Member, Canadian Association of Distringuished Neutrals (Arbitration and Mediation), August, 2020

2003 - Present - Obtained Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb.) Designation

2002 - Present - Appointed Discipline Hearing Committee Chair, Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons

2001 - Present
Appointed by Supreme Court of Ontario as Saskatchewan Referee/Arbitrator for disputes under Hepatitis C Class Actions Settlement Agreement

1998 & 1999
Appointed by Minister of Justice as one-person Board of Inquiry under Saskatchewan Human Rights Code

1994 - Completed mediation training with Daniel Hamoline

Summary Related Experience, Assocations and Memberships

Daniel handled numerous civil litigation, medical negligence, injury, wrongful dismissal, insurance, labour relations and human rights cases.  He appeared as Counsel in al levels of courts throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta as well as the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Tax Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Daniel taught at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, in the area of Trial Advocacy as well as in a number of Continuing Legal Education programs.  

Daniel served as President of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and as Inaugural Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan Branch) Health Law Section.  He previously chaired the Law Society of Saskatchewan/Canadian Bar Association Joint No Fault Committee and served many terms as District Governor (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) of the American Trial Lawyers Association.

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