W. John Clarke
B. Comm, LL.B, C. Arb, C.Med
John holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was awarded the designations of Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator from the ADR Institute of Canada. He has received training in mediation skills and theory in Toronto, Halifax, Victoria and Vancouver with the Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation; in Los Angeles with the Mediation Training Institute International; and at Harvard University. John has been active in the practice of law in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1979 and, since 1986, has concentrated his efforts in the area of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.
John is a former Vice-Chair of the province’s Labour Relations Board. He is a member of numerous dispute resolution panels including those maintained by the provincial Department of Labour, Labour Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, The Centre for Sport and Law and Public Works Canada. He is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada. John also teaches the ADR portion of the annual Bar Admission Course.
In addition to his law practice, John is a co-founder and board member of Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc., a Newfoundland and Labrador based mineral exploration company which is listed on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange. This corporation is involved in mineral exploration on the island of Newfoundland, in Labrador, in Chile and in Ecuador.