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Bio (Kari Boyle)
PositionCoordinator, BC Family Justice Innovation Lab
Kari Boyle is a retired lawyer who enjoys using her legal, mediation and leadership experience to collaborate with others to improve BC citizens’ access to justice, with a current focus on how the justice system supports families experiencing separation or divorce. Her career began (too many years ago to mention) practicing corporate commercial litigation with Edwards, Kenny & Bray in Vancouver, moved to an in house management position (ICBC) specializing in legal services management, led mediation research projects with the UBC Program on Dispute Resolution and participated in many justice reform initiatives. From 2006 – 2016, Kari served as Mediate BC Society’s Executive Director and then Director of Strategic Initiatives. From 2015 – 2017 she was Project Manager for Mediate BC’s “Family Unbundled Legal Services Project”.
She is currently a member of the Access to Justice BC leadership group, a Board member of the Courthouse Library Society of BC, and Coordinator of the BC Family Justice Innovation Lab. She also co-facilitates “Strategies for Workplace Conflict” for Queens University’s Industrial Relationship Centre.