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Roster of Independent Practitioners

Ethical Associates Inc. maintains a roster of diverse human rights lawyers, equity practitioners and adjudicators who work independently and are available to serve as dedicated neutrals in the resolution of complex disputes.


Please contact us if you wish to retain any of the independent practitioners on our roster.

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Raj Anand

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Raj Anand is a senior lawyer who has acted as an investigator, mediator and adjudicator on issues including human rights, employment, academic and non-academic conduct, labour relations and professional matters. He has conducted investigations for universities, trade unions, non-profit employers, governmental bodies and statutory tribunals. Raj has also represented the Ontario and Canadian Human Rights Commissions and has handled human rights and constitutional cases in five provinces and at every level of adjudication, from human rights commissions and arbitration tribunals to the Supreme Court of Canada. He is currently the Chair of the Law Commission of Ontario.  

Faisal Bhabha

Faisal Bhabha

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Faisal Bhabha is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the Canadian Common Law LLM degree program. He has researched and published in the areas of constitutional law, multiculturalism, law and religion, disability rights, national security and access to justice. He teaches constitutional law, human rights, legal ethics, and appellate advocacy.

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Ena Chadha, LL.B., LL.M.

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Ena Chadha is an equality rights lawyer and a former Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (2007-2015). Ena holds advanced Alternate Dispute Resolution Certificates in Negotiations and Mediations, as well as a Certificate in Mental Health Law.


Brian Eyolfson

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Brian Eyolfson is a lawyer who practices alternative dispute resolution, providing independent investigation, mediation and arbitration services, primarily in the area of human rights law. He has a B.Sc. in psychology and an LL.B. from Queen’s University, and an LL.M., specializing in administrative law, from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994.


Michael Gottheil

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Michael Gottheil has extensive experience and expertise as an adjudicator, mediator and educator in the fields of human rights, administrative, labour and employment law. From 2005 to 2018, Michael served as Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Executive Chair of the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario and the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario. In 2018 he was appointed as Chief of Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, a post he held until November 2021. 


Mark Hart

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Mark Hart has over 20 years of experience as a mediator, adjudicator and investigator, with a focus on human rights, employment and labour issues. Most recently, Mark was a Vice-Chair at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for 12 years from 2007 to 2019, where he conducted hundreds of mediations and hearings primarily in the employment and labour sectors. He has written hundreds of decisions, including leading decisions on a variety of human rights, employment and labour issues.

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Tamara Jordan

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator



Tamara Jordan is an investigator, mediator and adjudicator. Tamara brings her training and experience in both law and social work to her many roles, having been called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000 and as a Registered Social Worker holding a Master’s degree in Social Work.


Shari Novick

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator

Shari Novick has been involved in resolving disputes as a “neutral” since 1991. She was an Adjudicator with the Office of Adjudication / Ontario Labour Relations Board for six years, and later served as an Arbitrator at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario for three years. Her experience on these statutory tribunals provided her with solid and valuable skills in addressing workplace disputes, as well as personal injury and other insurance-related claims.


Kabir Ravindra

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Kabir Ravindra is a professional mediator, adjudicator and human rights lawyer, having been called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. He recently served as an independent adjudicator for the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, which was the quasi-judicial process for confidential claims by individual Indigenous survivors of the residential school system in Canada, running in conjunction with the more public-facing Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As one of the more active adjudicators on this unique specialized tribunal, Kabir resolved some 500 residential schools abuse claims between 2010 and 2019, when the tribunal was wound down.


Marshall Schnapp

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Marshall Schnapp was called to the bar in 1996.  He has a diverse dispute resolution profile and has practiced as litigator, mediator, and arbitrator.  Marshall has also worked as an Ombudsman and conducted workplace investigations.

He was recently appointed as the first Chair of the Complaint and Resolution Council for Student Societies (“CRCSS”) at the University of Toronto.

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