Elder Law Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Jun. 16, 2021

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ONLINE MEETING: Elder Mediation and the BC Elder Mediation Collective
This meeting is being hosted by the Elder Law Section.

Speaker(s): Lisa Kerwin, JD, Davis Avis Randall
Joan Cotie, Joan Cotie Mediation & Consulting LTD. 
Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 4:15-5:15pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

We invite you to engage in a conversation about how elder mediation can help your clients.

The BC Elder Mediation Collective is a group of professional mediators who are working together to raise awareness of Elder Mediation. A mediator is a neutral person who can assist families to manage difficult discussions and decisions between family members, caregivers, friends, and service providers.

Elder Mediation is the mediation of conflict or disagreement involving an older adult. Mediation may be used to address current conflict as well as to prevent or minimize conflict in the future.  Mediation can assist families to identify and address underlying issues that are contributing to the disagreement so they can move forward and collaborate on decisions and planning.

Speaker Bios

Lisa Kerwin, JD

Lisa is a family and estate law lawyer and an accredited family law mediator, currently with the firm of Davis Avis Randall in Parksville, BC. She is a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Elder Law Section for southern Alberta, gaining broad experience with issues facing elders. Lisa has practiced family and estates law for 15 years, first in Calgary, AB and then in BC, since 2016. Lisa firmly believes that most families in conflict are better served by mediation – a non-litigious, private and self-directed resolution process.

Joan Cotie

Joan Cotie has worked with families, youth and children in many capacities since 1976. She holds a Diploma in Child Care Work (Child & Youth Care), a Bachelor of Social Work and Master in Social Work degree, has studied Law and Women’s Studies at a Bachelor level, and holds a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. Joan has completed training in Gladue Report writing, and continues to undertake professional development in all areas of her practice. Joan is a Registered Social Worker and holds ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) designations of Chartered Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, and Chartered Mediator-Arbitrator. Joan worked with youth and their families, and in the criminal justice system for 20 years before turning her focus to Conflict Resolution. Joan practices as a mediator, arbitrator, parenting coordinator and report writer throughout Canada. Joan formed the BC Elder Mediation Collective in 2017 to promote the use of mediation to help families resolve issues regarding family elders and planning for later life issues. She believes that even those in high conflict situations have the ability and innate skills to come out the other side to resolution if given the proper guidance and direction and she enjoys working with people to this end. Joan lives with her partner and animal friends in Cobble Hill.

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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