Carol Roberts

Lawyer, Arbitrator and Mediator

Languages: English

Carol Roberts Law Corporation
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ms. Roberts has worked in the area of alternative dispute resolution since 1992 and obtained her Chartered Arbitrator designation from the ADR Institute of Canada in 1994. Ms. Roberts has been an arbitrator or decision maker in a variety of domestic disputes including personal injury, employment, forestry, sports, human rights and property assessment. She has also adjudicated international sports disputes, including the application of the World Anti-Doping Code.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law, Aboriginal Law, Civil Law, Employment Law, Government Law, Human Rights, International Law, Online Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Law, Public Policy, Real Estate Law, Sports Law, Workers Compensation Law, Work Place Law.

Professional Experience

Professional engagements include:

  • Indian Residential Schools Canada –  Senior Adjudicator
  • Adjudicator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
  • Adjudicator, Canada Labour Code
  • AMEX and KPMG arbitrator rosters
  • Legislative Assembly of the N.W.T. 2000 – 2001

Conflict of Interest Commissioner

Provision of conflict of interest advice to Members of the Legislative Assembly

  • Rapid Transit Project 2000 Ltd. and Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre Expansion Project

Ethics Advisor                                         2000 – present

Provision of conflict of interest advice to directors and officers of the corporations

  • Residential Tenancy Branch, Ministry of Solicitor General, Government of B.C. 1992 – 2005

Arbitrator

Conduct arbitration hearings and issuing awards

 

  • Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal 2003 – 2004

Vice-Chair

Conduct hearings and issue awards on workers compensation appeals

  • Property Assessment Appeal Board 1993 – 1999

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on property assessment appeals

British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal 1999 – 2004

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on human rights complaints

  • Musqueam Indian Band Board of Review                       1998 – present

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on property assessment appeals

  • Employment Standards Tribunal, Province of B.C. 1995 –present

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on employment standards appeals

  • Forest Appeals Commission, Province of B.C. 1996 – 1999

Member

Conducted hearings and issued decisions under the Forest Practises Code

Department of Justice                                                                  1989 – 1991

Government of the Northwest Territories

Constitutional Counsel

Bayly & Associates, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories              1985-1988

Student at Law and Barrister and Solicitor

University Of Athabasca, Arctic College Campus                        1990

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Tutor in Political Science

Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, British Columbia                  1984

Investigator

Department of Justice,                                                                 1983

Government of the NWT, Yellowknife, NWT

Researcher

    Native Women’s Association of the NWT, Yellowknife, NWT    1981 – 1982

Executive Director

Professional and Other Activities

Canadian Figure Skating Association: Gold Level Evaluator, Senior Competitive Judge

University of Calgary

Political Science Association                                             1978 -1979

President

Students Council                                                                 1977 – 1979

Academic Commissioner

Student Union Course Guide Co‑editor                             1978 -1979

Member:

Northwest Territories Law Reform Committee               1986 -1988

National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)

National Steering Committee                                              1987 – 1989

Trustee, NAWL Trust                                                            1995‑ 1997

Academic Qualifications

LL.M. credit courses                                                                   1999

Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law

Cornell University, Paris, France

Certificate                                                                                       1996

Summer Seminar of International Law (International Economic Law)

University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

Certificate                                                                                       1990

International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

Bachelor of Laws                                                                           1985

University of Calgary

Certificate                                                                                         1984

Summer School on Human Rights, Canadian Human Rights Foundation

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Banff Centre School of Management                                           1982

Professional Development for Women in Management

Bachelor of Arts (political science major)                                   1979

University of Calgary

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