Kari D. Boyle is a conflict engagement practitioner, consultant, trainer and retired lawyer. She served as Executive Director of Mediate BC Society for ten years followed by one year as its Director of Strategic Initiatives. She enjoys using her legal, mediation and management experience to improve citizens’ access to viable and affordable conflict management options in the workplace and beyond. Previously, she practiced corporate commercial litigation in Vancouver for 14 years, worked in-house for 6 years specializing in legal services management, led mediation research initiatives at UBC, taught conflict resolution as an adjunct professor at UBC Law School and provided support to various justice-related system reform initiatives.
She recently completed her roles as Project Manager of Mediate BC’s Family Unbundled Legal Services Project and as a Board member and then Interim CEO of the BC Courthouse Library Society. She is currently the Coordinator of the BC Family Justice Innovation Lab and a member of the Access to Justice BC Leadership Group. She co-facilitates the Queen’s IRC Strategies for Workplace Conflict program.
Kari earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia, preceded by two years in each of the faculties of Education and Commerce. She sees herself as an ongoing learner.
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