EXPERIENCED, EMPATHETIC & ECONOMICAL
A judge until 2012, Carol Baird Ellan has many years of experience hearing and resolving conflicts, not only in the family sphere but in small claims and criminal matters as well. After leaving the bench, Carol practiced as a family lawyer and Family Law Mediator until 2015, when she took a year out to run in the federal election. Returning to her passion, family law mediation, Carol brings her varied life experience, wisdom, and compassion.
Because of her circumstances, Carol is able to set her fee at an amount that the parties can afford, and in appropriate cases she conducts pro bono (free) mediations. Carol provides no-obligation initial consultations and many of Carol's mediations are conducted exclusively by telephone and email, in order to maximize the parties' convenience and keep costs and conflict to a minimum.
"BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I WOULD UNCONDITIONALLY RECOMMEND CAROL TO PROVIDE MEDIATION SERVICES TO ANY OF OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES AS WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE THE UTMOST COMPASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE."
- T.N., North Vancouver