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Joan Braun is a lawyer, mediator and consultant.

Joan Braun is a lawyer, mediator and consultant. She has been a practicing lawyer for fifteen years and is a registered social worker. Joan has been mediating since 2004, and has provided consulting services since 1998. Whether consulting or mediating, Joan is passionate about helping her clients discover new and creative ways for resolving disputes, and developing healthy and productive relationships. 

Joan works as a mediator and a consultant at Joan Braun Mediation & Consulting. She practices law on part-time basis at the Vista Law Group, where she assists clients with their advanced planning needs (wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements). In 2017 she founded BC Elder Life Mediation (BC Elm), which provides specialized mediation services to older adults and their families. 



About Joan

Joan Braun has extensive experience working with families. In a pre-law career she worked as a family counselor. She was called to the bar in 2001 and has been practicing as a mediator since 2004. Joan is passionately committed to social justice and to creating dynamic and healthy relationships and organizations.

Areas of Practice

As a lawyer Joan helps families and older adult clients resolve conflicts and plan for the future. She provides mediation, legal coaching, independent legal advice and document drafting for family law, elder law and charity law matters. She also assists older adults who have experienced discrimination.


Joan Braun has worked as a mediator in private practice since 2004, resolving family, civil, elder, workplace and child protection disputes. She is accredited as a Family Law Mediator with the Law Society of BC, is a certified Comprehensive Family Mediator with Family Mediation Canada.
Joan Braun has extensive experience in management and strong research skills, which she applies to her consulting work. Her educational background includes degrees in social work and law, as well as graduate training in qualitative and quantitative research methods.