Find a Mediator or Arbitrator

Our searchable directory will help you find a Mediator or Arbitrator anywhere in BC. Look for a Professional Designation. They indicate that the arbitrator or mediator meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field, and adheres to a professional Code of Ethics.


Start a Mediation

Mediation is a process where the disputing parties appoint a mediator trained in the area of dispute resolution and knowledgeable in the subject matter of the dispute. Like arbitration, mediation involves choosing a third party to help resolve the dispute, but, unlike an arbitrator, a mediator does not impose a decision. The mediator facilitates the discussion to help the disputing parties arrive at a mutually agreed-upon settlement. Mediation is often chosen when the ongoing relationship between the parties is important. Lawyers can be present or consulted at any time.


Start an Arbitration

An arbitrator, trained in the areas of arbitration and its relevant laws, is selected by the disputing parties for his/her knowledge and expertise relating to the subject of the dispute. The arbitrator reviews the evidence and arguments of each party in order to reach a decision that is binding on both parties. Either party may involve legal counsel, witnesses or other representation.


Start Your Arbitration Practice

Take the Arbitrator Training Course. Not only will you learn the skills necessary to be an effective as an arbitrator, you will also acquire valuable skills that can be applied in other professional settings. As a BCAMI member you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, while benefiting from significant member discounts, every year at the BCAMI Symposium.


Network & Learn in the 2017 BCAMI Symposium

The 2017 BCAMI Symposium will bring the Alternative Dispute Resolution community together in Vancouver for a world- class conference. The Symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for ADR professionals to interact with leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss current issues and developments and establish personal connections.


Get Involved. Volunteer

BCAMI invites you to help build our organization. Our goals can only be achieved with the participation of our members.


Join Our ADR Community

BCAMI is a community of ADR professionals working together to generate business opportunities, obtain professional development, and demonstrate the benefits of ADR by upholding the highest standards of ADR practice.


Our Professional Designations

Designations allow our members to convey their level of experience and skill to prospective users of their services based on an objective third party assessment. Users of ADR services or lawyers and other professionals referring clients feel confident knowing that when they choose an ADR professional with a designation they are choosing an individual whose performance has been reviewed and assessed by a committee of senior and respected practitioners who have verified that the professional is working at a particular level.


Keep Your Profile Updated

Help BCAMI to develop business opportunities for you. Our searchable directory helps clients and potential clients to find you. Keeping your information and pictures updated goes a long way towards attracting clients. Take advantage of this opportunity.