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Lisa Munro

Lisa Munro


Arbitration Experience: 

  • Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb) designation from the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC)
  • MCIArb, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Experience in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations in matters involving interpretation of commercial contracts

ADR Specialization:

  • Commercial/business disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Directors’ and Officers’ liability
  • Accountants’ and auditors’ professional liability

Leadership Positions and Community Contributions:

  • Board of Directors, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch (2020 to present)
  • Managing Partner, Lerners LLP Toronto Office (2018 to 2019)
  • Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Lerners LLP (2017 to 2019)
  • Chair, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Strategic Planning Committee (2015)
  • Board of Directors, Greater Toronto Scout Foundation (2014 to present)
  • Co-Chair, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Executive Committee (2014 to 2017)
  • Executive Committee Member, Lerners LLP (2007 to 2019)
  • Practice Group Leader, Lerners LLP Toronto Commercial Litigation Practice Group (2004 to 2006)
  • Honourary Legal Counsel, Scouts Canada, Greater Toronto Council (2002 to 2013)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2001 to present)
  • Chair, Student Committee, Lerners LLP (2001 to 2004)

Selected Presentations/Publications:

  • Panellist, “Delivering on the Promise: experiences, issues under debate, and practical considerations in the use of expedited and emergency arbitrator rules”, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Canada Branch), Annual Symposium on Commercial Arbitration, September 24, 2020
  • Guest lecturer, “Interim and Emergency Measures in International Arbitration” (Osgoode International Commercial Arbitration Course, November 16, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Drafting Arbitration Clauses” (Ontario Bar Association Program “Litigate or Arbitrate: Which is the Right Path?”, October 16, 2019)
  • Panellist, “International Arbitration in Toronto: Past, Present, and Future” (Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Annual Conference, May 28, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Advocacy in Arbitration: An Overview” (Advocates’ Society Program, “ADR Advocacy: Advanced Techniques”, December 11, 2018)
  • Panellist, “Counsel Perspectives: How Best to Represent your Clients” (Ontario Bar Association Conference, “Valuable Strategies for Mediating Multi-Party Disputes”, October 30, 2018)
  • Panellist, “New Challenges and Age-Old Problems: Foundational Principles Applied and Practical Tips for International Arbitrators” (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Canada Branch) Annual Canadian Symposium, September 20, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Drafting Arbitration Clauses (Law Society of Upper Canada Conference “A Primer on Arbitration: For Litigators”, April 5, 2016)
  • Panel Moderator, “National and International Developments in Arbitration Law and Practice” (Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Annual Conference, April 30, 2015)

Professional Awards and Recognition:

  • Women’s Executive Network – Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 (2017)
  • Lexpert Zenith Award for Diversity and Inclusion (2016)
  • Diversity Journal – Women Worth Watching Award (2015)
  • Scouts Canada Medal for Good Service (2006)

Academic Qualifications:

  • ADR Institute of Canada Qualified Arbitrator Designation (QArb) (2018)
  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (1994)
  • LL.B, The University of Western Ontario (1992)

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Member, Board of Directors of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Canada Branch
  • Toronto Arbitration Society (former co-chair of Executive Committee)
  • ADR Institute of Canada/Ontario
  • Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario


Lerners LLP


2400-130 Adelaide Street West
Toronto ON M5H 3P5






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