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 Joy Anne (Joan) Braun is the director and senior counsel at the Vista Law Group. Joan has extensive experience in the family law, elder law and charity law fields. She was called to the bar in BC in 2001 and qualified as a mediator in 2004. Since being called to the bar she has worked in private practice as a mediator and lawyer. She also has worked as senior lawyer and in management in the social justice sector. She is a regular presenter at conferences and in Continuing Legal Education courses.

Joan is the former chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Section (National Executive) and the former chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Elder Law Section (BC Branch). 

Joan is an experienced family mediator with additional training and experience with older adult clients. Her qualifications include: