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Hon. Bonnie L. Rawlins QC, Arbitrator & Mediator, Calgary, Alberta.

Hon. Bonnie L. Rawlins QC

Dispute Resolution Associates
1108-70 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB, T2V0P6
Tel: (403) 519-9287
Website: www.disputeresolutionassociates.ca
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Recognized to Alberta Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of province to: British Columbia

Other ADR Services: Facilitation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced: 1995
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2020): 400
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2020): 500
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Biographical

Bonnie L. Rawlins has served 28 dedicated years of judicial service to the Court of Queen's Bench, and to the people of Alberta. Bonnie's high achievements in education are exemplified through her BA from Wilfred Laurier, BEd from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Honours) from York University. Finally, Bonnie completed her fourth and final degree in Law, at Osgoode Hall in 1976, where she was also named Female Athlete of the Year. At age 34, Bonnie moved to Calgary and became the first female partner at MacKimmie Matthews law firm. Throughout the years, Bonnie's contributions to law reform have been extensive; she published several papers on estate and dependent adult law, and assisted the government in the drafting of the Dependent Adults Act. Bonnie played an instrumental role in introducing Judicial Dispute Resolution at the Queen's Bench in 1992, and was the most experienced Justice on the Court in this area on her retirement. She also received her mediation training at Harvard University, and subsequently at The Centre for Dispute Resolution in Washington, DC. Bonnie served 21 years on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Law Reform Institute, which is responsible for generating numerous reports to the Government of Alberta that either forms the basis to improve existing legislation, or to provide new legislation to enhance the legal systems for all Albertans. Besides law, Bonnie's interests also extend to everything from golfing (winning record breaking awards), to gourmet cooking, skiing, tennis and squash.


Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Architecture
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Education

  • BA from Wilfred Laurier
  • BEd from the University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours) from York University
  • Fourth and final degree in Law, at Osgoode Hall in 1976, where she was also named Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Mediation training at Harvard University, and subsequently at The Centre for Dispute Resolution in Washington, DC

Memberships & Affiliations

Served 21 years on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Law Reform Institute


Rates Information

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