ABOUT MICHAEL BOULET
Michael Boulet B.A. Llb Q.Med Q.Arb
Mediator, Arbitrator & Lawyer
I went to law school with mediation and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) in mind.I was born and spent most of my childhood on Vancouver Island. Following an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies at the University of Victoria, I went on to the University of British Columbia for law school and graduated with an LLB in the “ADR Track”.
Throughout my law career I have focused on assisting people with disputes of all sorts, from personal injury, insurance, employment matters, estate, property and trust related disputes, to builder’s liens, contract and construction disputes. My aim has always been to find practical solutions, preferably through negotiation or mediation, rather than going to court, and through Conflict Management Help, I am able to help more people find success through mediation.
Conflict Management Help
After articling at a downtown Vancouver law firm and practicing in the lower mainland for another six years, I returned with my wife and three daughters to Vancouver Island in 2010, where we could raise our girls in a smaller community and near their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. This is also where I formed my vision for Conflict Management Help.
Beginning in January 2017, I have made mediation, and alternative dispute resolution generally, the primary focus of my practice and I am expanding my scope into family mediation and arbitration. In order to be able to help more people, more efficiently, and particularly those in remote areas that may be underserviced, I also conduct mediations by way of video conference. These online mediation services are part of what make my practice and Conflict Management Help unique.
Another great passion for me is Aikido. A practitioner since about 1994, I am a founding member of the Campbell River Aikido club since the end of 2011, and the assistant instructor at our dojo. I am particularly interested in the nexus between aikido and conflict resolution and have recently created a program to teach conflict resolution skills to kids and adults using aikido principles. Because of its parallels to dispute resolution, aikido has become a cornerstone of the overall philosophy and methodology at Conflict Management Help, and greatly informs our approach to the mediation process.
Most importantly, I believe in giving back to the community and I am heavily involved in local organizations including the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair) the Campbell River Recreation and Culture Commission, and I have emceed various functions for charities including Cameryn’s Cause for Kids, a not-for profit set up to support local families of sick children.