Conflict Resolution Services Atlantic (CRS Atlantic) is a full-service dispute resolution and conflict management company providing professional services in mediation, arbitration, and investigation. With over twenty years of experience in dispute resolution and conflict management, we also offer workplace investigation, facilitated workshops, and skills training. CRS Atlantic services are offered to individuals and small business, organizations, both private and public sector, governments, institutions and corporations across Canada.
Conflict, when well managed, can result in many positive changes. If ignored or mismanaged, conflict can result in personal stress and frustration for individuals, and significant costs and loss of productivity for a business or organization. CRS Atlantic applies extensive knowledge and experience to assist parties to solve issues quickly and cost-effectively, prevent future conflict, and provide tools to deal with any future issues.
Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) Atlantic also provides services in Class Action claims evaluation and distribution processes. With over seven years experience in this area, CRS offers a full range of Class Action claim services (either solely or in collaboration with other expert partners), including claims distribution process design, evaluation, and adjudication (restorative, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive evaluation/distribution claims processes).
Pamela Large Moran LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), C. Med., C. Arb.
Pamela Large Moran has extensive training and professional experience in the area of conflict management and dispute resolution. Prior to establishing CRS Atlantic, Pamela practiced as a civil and commercial litigator in Toronto for ten years before returning to her native Atlantic Canada in early 2000. She has earned a Master of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution (LL.M. ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as Chartered Mediator (C. Med) and Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb.) designations from the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC), the national credentialing body for mediators and arbitrators across Canada. Further, she obtained a certificate in mediation from Harvard Law School in 2013.
Pamela has experience acting as a mediator and arbitrator in a broad range of areas of law including: Civil, Commercial, Contract, Negligence, Insurance, Personal Injury, Indigenous, Labour and Employment, Workplace and Organizational, Harassment and Discrimination, Human Rights, Debtor-Creditor, Property, Family, Environmental, Agricultural, Municipal, Engineering/Construction and Design, Professional Discipline and Financial/Banking. Further, she does work in Class Action claims and has been a contract Adjudicator with the Indian Residential Schools Secretariat conducting hearings across the Country since 2011. She has also worked as an evaluator/ review officer in the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children Class Action in 2015/2016 evaluating institutional abuse class action claims within a Restorative Justice, trauma-informed Model.
In 2016, Pamela conducted work as a review/appeals officer under former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacabucci in the Newfoundland and Labrador Residential School Class Action Settlement process assessing appeals relating to institutional abuse. Additionally, she has spent ten years conducting mediations for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and is currently contracted by the Canadian Human Rights Commission as a roster mediator.
Pamela also serves as a contract Mediator for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) for Indigenous comprehensive land claims negotiations, Self-Government, complex multi-party and multi-issue negotiations and other issues in Crown-Indigenous relations. (Atlantic and Quebec region). Further, she serves as a review officer/expert adjudicator with the Environmental Protection Review Canada Tribunal (EPRC) conducting reviews/appeals of Compliance Orders and Administrative Monetary Penalties (“AMPs”) under a number of Federal Environmental Acts and Regulations. Decisions are appealable to the Federal Court;
Pamela is past chair of the PEI Canadian Bar Association (CBA) ADR section, and is currently chair of the PEI CBA Aboriginal Law Section and serves on the national committee. She is also a member of the PEI Law Society Call to Action Committee and is presently co-chairing the provincial Restorative Justice Committee. She is a frequent presenter on topics involving alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the legacy of Indian Residential Schools, The Truth, and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and Restorative Justice. Additionally, she provides pro bono legal and ADR services to the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MC PEI) Indigenous Justice Program, including assisting in and leading Restorative Justice and Sentencing Circles (Alternative Measures in the Criminal Justice System).
In 2012, Pamela was awarded the National Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution by the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC). In 2017 she was the recipient of the Bertha Wilson Honour Society Award from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University – “Extraordinary Alumni/Geographic Reach and Contributions to Law and Society”. Pamela is a frequent presenter at ADR, Legal, and Indigenous Justice Conferences, as well as various professional Continuing Legal Education (CLE) conferences. Further, she instructs the PEI Bar Admission Course in ADR and has written numerous papers and articles on Dispute Resolution and related topics including for The Lawyers Weekly. She is a contributor to the book, “Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Client Advocacy“, (Emond Publishing, 2016) Dr. Martha Simmons; and is co-editor of the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) official quarterly newsletter/publication, ” ADR Perspectives“. Many of Pamela’s articles, papers, and presentations are available here on our Blog as well as under Media and Events.
Pamela is also a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of PEI. She serves on various boards, including past vice-president of the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and past president of the ADR Atlantic Institute (ADRAI). She is a present board member of the United Way.