Carol L. Roberts


Carol L. Roberts

Carol L. Roberts
Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator

Law office of Carol Roberts Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation

Practice Areas : Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Indigenous, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sports

Professional Experience

Experienced dispute resolution professional with a strong track record of providing competent and efficient mediation and arbitration services in a variety of areas, including: sports, employment, human rights, workers’ compensation, and real property assessment.  Skilled communicator and negotiator with the ability to navigate different legal cultures and agreements when dealing with international arbitration cases.  Recognized for degree of professionalism, respect, and compassion shown to tribunal participants.  Accrued experience in the area of conflict of interest/ethics, fairness, & conducting harassment investigations.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Ad-Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang
  • Member, Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal
  • Member, British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal
  • Grievance Arbitrator, Unjust Dismissal Adjudicator & Wage Recovery Referee under Canada Labour Code
  • Adjudicator, University of Victoria Discrimination and Harassment Policy Roster
  • Member, Yukon and Nunatsiavut Dispute Resolution Boards
  • Mediator, Canadian Human Rights Commission Roster of ADR Specialists with Experience in Aboriginal Communities
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Fee Mediator

Past Professional Engagements Include:

    • Adjudicator, Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat
    • Member, Musqueam Indian Band Board of Review
    • Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Legislative Assembly of the N.W.T.
    • Ethics Advisor, Rapid Transit Project 2000 Ltd. & Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre Expansion Project
    • Vice-Chair, BC Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal
    • Member, Property Assessment Appeal Board and British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
Professional and Other Activities

Professional and Other Activities

    • Northwest Territories Law Reform Committee
    • Northwest Territories Law Society
    • W.T. Law Reports Editorial Board, Discipline Committee (Non – Resident)
    • Co‑Chair, Northwest Territories Branch, Canadian Bar Association, Native Law Subsection
    • Law Society of British Columbia, Discipline and Credentials Hearing Panel
    • National Steering Committee, National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), Trustee, NAWL Trust
    • British Columbia Branch, Canadian Bar Association: Administrative Law and ADR Subsections
    • Equality Committee, Advisory Committee to Judicial Council of B.C.
    • Member, Mediate B.C.
    • Judicial Justice, Provincial Court of British Columbia
    • BVI International Panel of Arbitrators
    • Member, Ethics Committee, International Floorball Federation
    • Inquiry Committee, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
    • Member, Judicial Board, World Sailing
Academic Qualifications

B.A. Political Science Major, University of Calgary

LL.B., University of Calgary

Cornell University Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law, LL.M. credit courses, Paris, France

Summer Seminar of International Law (International Economic Law), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Investor-State Mediation Training, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution