Geeta Bharadia, QC provides family law services as well as mediation and arbitration of all kinds of disputes. Her focus is to achieve positive and constructive conflict resolution. Ms. Bharadia has extensive experience in adjudicating and decision-making, having held quasi-judicial appointments for a total of over 10 years. She has worked in mediation and alternate dispute resolution for over 25 years and has been recognized as a leader in her field. She has conducted hundreds of mediations encompassing the areas of family matters (including parenting, separation, divorce, complex financial issues, family business and elder issues), employment law and human rights. She is also a Collaborative Family Lawyer and Parenting Coordinator and she works as settlement counsel.
Ms. Bharadia was the lead family lawyer for a national law firm for several years and has significant litigation experience. She is Past President of the Executive of Alberta Family Mediation Society and the past Registrar and she spearheaded the parenting coordination designation in Alberta. She received the Dr. John Haynes Memorial Award in 2012 for her outstanding contribution to family mediation in the Province of Alberta.
Ms. Bharadia fulfilled her term as Full Time Commissioner (and Acting Chief, in the absence of the Chief) at the Alberta Human Rights Commission and prior to that she was Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Review Board. Her current quasi-judicial appointment is with the Law Enforcement Review Board. Ms. Bharadia also has training in Leadership and has been a Leadership Mentor for the Government of Alberta. She has been a presenter to lawyers, students and others in the area of alternate dispute resolution.
Ms. Bharadia is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. She has been appointed Dispute Resolution Officer at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta for many years. She is a Registered Family Mediator with Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS), member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and recently interim Chair of the Family Section of the international Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR).