Renee is a mediator, lawyer, coach and facilitator who brings a broad range of legal and managerial experience to her conflict management practice. Called to the BC Bar in 1992, and a member of Mediate BC’s Civil Roster since 2009, her legal and mediation work has included corporate commercial litigation, personal injury and motor vehicle claims, medical malpractice, insurance, workplace relationships, estates and family law. She has collaborated with executives, boards, members of aboriginal communities, government representatives, entrepreneurs, medical professionals and private individuals and appeared in all levels of court.
Renee has also held senior managerial roles with both Mediate BC and the Law Society of BC. As Mediate BC’s Manager of Civil and Family Rosters, she oversaw all aspects of Roster membership, liaising with law groups, corporations and legal interest groups to raise awareness of and proficiency with mediation. As the Law Society’s Manager of Governance and Board Relations, she was responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of all governance processes, working closely with the CEO, the President, Benchers and staff. Facilitation of relationships amongst Benchers, stakeholder groups, government, member constituents and operational staff was key to her mandate.
Throughout her career, Renee has championed a culture shift towards more diverse conflict management strategies. As a regular guest instructor with the Law Society’s PLTC program, she continues to emphasize the importance of empathy to the 21st century lawyer, and help students explore the many tools available to enhance their roles as effective problem-solvers.