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About Joan

Joan Braun - Lawyer - Educator - MediatorJoan Braun was called to the bar in 2001. She has been mediating since 2004. She is the former Chair of the National Executive for the Canadian Bar Association’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Section.

Joan is passionately committed to social justice and worked in leadership and management roles in the sector for several years before deciding to pursue her interests in mediation, research and teaching full time. One of her unique mediation service offerings is elder mediation, a new and growing practice area in BC. Joan is the co-chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Elder Mediation Section.

Joan has master’s degrees in law and social work and is currently a PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where her research focuses on elder law, human rights and the application of law within society.

When Joan is not working, she divides her time between Vancouver and Whistler. She is an avid sports enthusiast, both as a spectator and participant. She plays women’s ice hockey, snowboards and scuba dives. She loves to travel, having been to 43 countries and enjoys Vancouver’s restaurants and coffee bars.