Meet the partners of ADR Education

Mallorie Nicholson

As Managing Associate, Mallorie is the ‘organizational hub’ of the firm, helping clients figure out what help they need and making it easy for them to get it. Mallorie works in support of the firm’s partners, from contracting, research, training materials and logistics, to teaching, coaching and assisting in large group facilitations.

Mallorie’s educational background includes an MA in Dispute Resolution (University of Victoria) and a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Toronto). Her studies developed a ravenous curiosity and provided foundational knowledge in conflict theory. Mallorie’s conflict engagement capacity has matured from theory to practice through mentorship and the opportunity to work intimately with top dispute resolution practitioners in the field.

With ADR Education, Mallorie has also created the ‘Community Services Program,’ whose objective is to provide high-quality dispute resolution services to local community organizations at flexible rates, to help organizations doing good work in our community bolster the capacity and efficiency of their teams.




The presenter showed skill in weaving between theory and practice... from theoretical examples to sensitive hot topics.

ADR's approach is exceptional. They are able to take a complex subject and distill it into digestible components

Teaching methods are fantastic!

The team was effective. Our case was set for a two week trial but was mediated in one day!

I've seen a lot of manuals for this kind of thing in my time, and this one is by far the best.

Very accomplished presenters excited about what they are teaching...easy to be with and very approachable.

Excellent facilitating. Keeping on track, taking control at the appropriate times.

For our staff to see how the skills can be used specifically in their work makes them take notice.

Your ability to customize the course so it was directly relevant to the work we do made it all the more useful.