Interlex, a dispute resolution
approach, offers comprehensive services to settle
and/or resolve disputes, conflicts, differences, divergences
and other difficulties in a just, expeditious, efficient,
legal and economic manner. It uses an original methodology
tailored to each case, in different contexts such
as mediation, conciliation, facilitation, arbitration,
negotiation and even litigation, combining the elements
of justice for the requirements of the case, in the
same manner as elements of the periodic table of chemistry
combine to form a compound for a particular purpose.
Debate, the Court approach, and dialogue, the common
sense out-of-court approach, differ in their fundamental
objects and purposes. Debate answers the question:
who’s right or what are the rights of the parties?
Dialogue answers the question: what’s best and
how would the interests of the parties be best served?
Interlex reconciles who’s right with what’s
best, that is to say achieving economically sound
results while respecting the rights of the parties.
is most often used in complex matters of deeply-rooted
conflict that have resisted argumentative and other
conventional approaches. In most such instances, Interlex
assists parties, sometimes at the initial request
of only one of the parties, to co-operate to settle
and/or resolve the matter in a positive and constructive
manner. The initiation of a process likely to lead
to the desired result is sometimes referred to as
“sponsorship”; it is comparable to the
procedure introducing a law suit before a court, except
that “sponsorship” issues invitations
to participate as opposed to commands to appear.
Interlex is user friendly to lawyers,
managers, and other professionals and validates the
investment that the parties have made in the work
of such professionals. Interlex, the firm, was incorporated
on July 9, 1984 under the Canada Business Corporations
Act and commenced its operations on August 1,
1990, establishing its head office and principal place
of business at 3680 de la Montagne Street, Montreal,
Quebec H3G 2A8. Interlex provides Room for Dialogue™.
Interlex is however mobile and goes to the scene,
site or locus of the matter.