Resolving Family Disputes Respectfully

Lisa Alexander

Contact Information

BUSINESS NAME:    Lisa Alexander - Lawyer/Mediator
ADDRESS: 207 - 1525 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1T5
PHONE: 604-733-8111
FAX: 604-733-8155
EMAIL: lisaalexander@telus.net
WEBSITE: http://www.thecollaborativecentre.com/

Areas of Practice

Lawyer

Introduction

Trained in mediation and collaborative law, I am committed to helping couples resolve disputes in a clear compassionate manner. I have limited my practice to collaborative, co-operative and mediation matters in order to give my clients the reassurance they need to trust that their disputes will not end up in the adversarial court system. I am firmly committed to the interdisciplinary model of collaborative law and believe that clients are best served by a team approach.

My conflict resolution training began with alternative dispute resolution skills training at the University of Victoria Law School, followed by coursework at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the Law Society of British Columbia. I refocused my law practice on family issues in the spring of 2003, having previously practiced general commercial and family law litigation. I am on the Board of Directors and a Charter Member of the BC Collaborative Roster Society and am an active member of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Association. I teach family mediation for the Continuing Legal Education Society and train professionals in collaborative process internationally.

People are more than just their current struggles. We are beings with deeply held beliefs, hopes and doubts. For those clients who wish to engage a professional with a faith perspective, I am involved in a small community church in Vancouver and work to bring to my practice a respectful viewpoint of the emotional and spiritual aspects of divorce and separation.