Sarah R. Levine

Principal

Sarah Levine is a lawyer, mediator and a counsellor. 

As a mediator, Sarah is known to be practical, intelligent and empathetic.  She is comfortable working with difficult family dynamics, and sensitive when emotional issues arise.  At the same time, she is practical and solution-oriented.  Her reputation is for helping parties find creative and workable solutions to difficult conflicts.  She is experienced conducting mediations both in family and estate disputes.

 

Professional background

 

Sarah has been a practising lawyer for over 20 years.  She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada.  She has worked as a litigator with top Vancouver law firms, representing clients in complex commercial and estate litigation, both in court and in mediations.  

Sarah is a director of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, which provides and supports the provision of pro bono legal services for those with financial need throughout the province.  She has done extensive pro bono representation of clients in the civil mental health law system and as a mediator, and has been recognized for that work.  She is a member of the Teacher Review Board (since 2014), where she adjudicates claims of misconduct against teachers.  She is a member of the Vice-Principal's Western Canadian Advisory Committee for Advancement at McGill University.  Sarah has served as a director and committee member for many other community organizations.   She has an active counselling practice, working with both individuals and families. 

Education and Professional Credentials

B.A. (Hons.), McGill University

J.D., University of British Columbia

M. Ed. (Counselling Psychology), University of British Columbia

Accredited Family Law Mediator 

Registered Clinical Counsellor (#17892)

Practising member, Law Society of British Columbia

Member of several other professional and community organizations

 

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