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Joan Braun is a lawyer, mediator and consultant.

Joan Braun is a lawyer, mediator and consultant. She has extensive experience working with families and older adult clients. She has been a practicing lawyer for fifteen years and is a registered social worker. She applies extensive knowledge from both professions to her work as a consultant and a mediator.

As a consultant Joan provides expertise to non-profit organizations and government about aging issues, dispute resolution, program development, program evaluation and management. Her services include research and organizational training. She is an engaging public speaker and is a published author.

As a mediator Joan is available to resolve family law, elder law employment and workplace disputes. She is accredited by the Law Society of BC as a Family Law Mediator and has several other mediator and dispute resolution certifications.

Joan operates a consulting business and also practices law at the Vista Law Group.

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 the Law Society of BC.
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.