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Carol Hickman, Q.C.
LL.B., LL.M.
Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator, Med-Arbitrator
All of Province, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern B.C., Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
N/A
Office:
West Coast ADR Law Group Ltd.
Suite 300 - 960 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC
V3M 6G2

Office: (604) 531-9494


Family Roster Mediation Details
$400 - $400 / hour

Must be cancelled five business days in advance.

2014

CAROL W. HICKMAN, Q.C. B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR) ACCREDITED MEDIATOR, ARBITRATOR, PARENTING COORDINATOR AND COLLABORATIVE LAW PROFESSIONAL

Carol obtained her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 and has practiced family law in the Greater Vancouver area for over 25 years. Carol has experience at all levels of court, including the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has extensive experience in complex family law matters, including property division, maintenance, and custody and access disputes.

Carol was a Bencher of the Law Society of BC from 2004 – 2011, when she completed her final term and became a Life Bencher. Carol sat on several Committees and Task Forces at the Law Society, including Chair of the Family Law Task Force at the Law Society. This Task Force was responsible for developing the Regulations for Family Law Mediators, Arbitrators and Parenting Coordinators, which was approved by the Benchers. Carol continues to sit on Law Society Discipline Hearing panels. Carol was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010.

For over 15 years, Carol has been helping couples resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom, as a family law Mediator and a Collaborative family lawyer. Carol is also an accredited family law Arbitrator. She is one of the pioneering members of the Collaborative Family Law Group serving the Lower Mainland and has been a member of the Vancouver Collaborative Divorce Group since January 2001. Carol has been an instructor and coach for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on several occasions, including the Family Law Conference in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. In addition, Carol has assisted CLE develop the Family Law Arbitration course in BC and is an Instructor of the Family Violence Screening course. Carol also recently assisted in updating the Family Mediation Training course for CLE.

Carol recently completed her Masters of Law in Alternate Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School. Carol’s thesis for her LLM program included a training manual in the area of Med-Arb, which is one of the first of its kind in North America. Carol has taught this course in BC on several occasions and also in Ontario.

Carol continues her litigation practice at Quay Law Centre, the largest group of family lawyers in BC. In addition, in 2012 Carol established West Coast ADR Law Group, which is focused on ADR options including: mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.

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