Arbitrators, Mediators, ADR

Professional Liability Insurance protects Mediators and Arbitrators from incidents arising from services rendered as a Mediator or Arbitrator. It protects you for liability arising from negligence while rendering or failure to render professional services or for damages resulting from negligent acts, errors or omissions in the conduct of professional services in Arbitration Proceedings, Dispute Resolution Services, Domestic Relations Disputes and/or Parenting Coordination.
Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd. specializes in Professional Liability and Errors & Omissions Insurance and has been a trusted Insurance advisor for over 35 years. 

Mediators need Professional Liability insurance to cover their services which could be any of the following:
  • Family Mediation  
  • Parent Education 
  • Child Protection Mediation 
  • Parent Coordination 
  • Elder Mediation 
  • Community/Workplace mediation 
  • Family Law information 
  • Information and Referral Coordination 
  • Training 
  • Counseling 
  • Arbitration 
  • Coaching Services 
  • Custody Evaluation 
  • Fact finding 
  • Parent Education 
  • Partnering Facilitation
  • Related Legal Services 
  • Special Advocate Services
  • Screening 
Our policy
 
Provides coverage for damages resulting from negligent acts, errors or omissions in the conduct of professional services in Mediating domestic relations disputes, Cost of defence even where the insured is found at fault, prior acts coverage claims arising from acts, errors or omissions committed or alleged to have been committed prior to the inception date of the insurance and which are unknown at the time of the insurance application.
Special Coverage features:
Staff at no additional cost ( includes secretaries, clerks, etc.).
Volunteers can be included for coverage.
Prior Acts Coverage for claims arising from acts, errors or omissions committed or alleged to have been committed prior to the inception date of the policy.
Costs of Defence is provided the Insured even of alleged dishonest, fraudulent, criminal or intentionally wrongful acts or omissions.
Optional ” Add-on” Coverage is available for:
All types of mediation service (business, community, etc.)
Counselors Professional Liability Insurance
Parent Coordination services
Training and supervising of mediators in training
Fact Finding services
Mandatory Information Program (MIP)
Information Referral Coordination (IRC)
Extended claims reporting period
Unauthorized Practice of Law
Interns
Related legal services
Ministry of the Attorney General specialized requests 
Rates starting at $220 annually for $1,000,000 per claim / $1,000,000 annual aggregate Coverage is effected with certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, England. Our specialty is Professional Liability Insurance for the Family Mediation however all type of mediation and arbitration and ADR is available.
To read an informative article on the liability faced by arbitrators and mediators, please click here!

To Apply for Coverage:
To receive an application and premium rates for Mediators Professional Liability Insurance please download the appropriate application for your association:
Family Mediation Canada Acrobat Family Mediation Can app.pdf
Ontario Association of Family Mediators  Arbitrators and Mediators OAFM App.pdf
ADR, Mediate BC and Non-Association members and other provinces   Non-Association Can App.pdf
Our practice is not just limited to Mediator Insurance. We also have programs for related services such as for Lawyers, Legal Consultants, Wellness and Life Coaching, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Drug, Alcohol, Addiction and Abuse Counselors, Spiritual and Mental Health practitioners (policies compliant with CRPO) to name a few.

Contact: 
Paul D. Holman, B.A.(Hons), CAIB, CRM, RIB(Ont.)
President