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.

 
 

Mediators

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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.  

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Andrew Baker

Mediator, Arbitrator

Andrew Baker, of Hamilton, is a lawyer with extensive experience in mediation and arbitration. He has appeared before a range of administrative tribunals and boards.

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Alex Battick

Mediator, Investigator

Alex Battick is an education lawyer working in human rights, equity, and diversity issues. He has represented racialized individuals in matters before courts and tribunals, and has participated in conflict resolution and anti-racism advocacy, and has regularly presented on topics relating to contemporary issues in the education system.

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.

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

Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

MS. CHADHA IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS AND IS TEMPORARILY INACTIVE ON THE ROSTER.

 

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.

 

Brenda Culbert

Mediator, Investigator

Brenda Culbert is a human rights lawyer, mediator, and workplace investigator, having been called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1994 and the Bar of Ontario in 1996. She attended Western University where she earned both her undergraduate degree and her LL.B. degree. Brenda has primarily worked in the social justice public sector within the community legal clinic system and she was Senior Counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre between 2008 and 2019. Brenda has also previously worked in the school board sector as part of a Human Rights and Equity Advisor initiative supported by the Ministry of Education where she conducted investigations into human rights complaints as a neutral.

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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.

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Runako Gregg

Mediator, Investigator

Runako Gregg is a human rights lawyer and workplace investigator who specializes in discrimination and harassment issues, with an emphasis on anti-racism initiatives. He recently served as Legal Counsel with the Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre where he represented complainants during mediations and hearings with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

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William Goldbloom

Mediator, Investigator

William Goldbloom is an experienced workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator. He provides clients with effective and affordable resolutions to workplace conflict and professional misconduct. He balances an innate curiosity about how people work with neutrality and humility.

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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 with three Ontario social justice tribunals: the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Child and Family Services Review Board, and the Custody Review Board. 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.

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Milé Komlen

Managing Director  |  Mediator, Investigator

Milé Komlen is a Dedicated Neutral with a practice as an independent mediator, investigator and adjudicator. He is currently the Managing Director of Ethical Associates Inc. In this role, he advises institutional clients on conflict resolution strategies and maintains a roster of skilled mediators, adjudicators, and investigators to facilitate resolution services. He also provides expertise on the resolution of “deep conflict” through his mediation and investigation practice.

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Bernard Morrow

Mediator, Investigator, Arbitrator

Bernard Morrow is a mediator, arbitrator, workplace investigator and dispute resolution consultant. Bernard has conducted more than 1500 mediations over 25 years of practice. His areas of focus as a mediator include workplace and human rights disputes.

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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.

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N. Nicole Nussbaum

Mediator, Investigator

Neshama Nicole Nussbaum is a lawyer based in London, Ontario and has a particular focus on, and extensive experience with, law and policy issues related to gender identity and gender expression. Formerly a sole practitioner practicing in the areas of employment, human rights, and family law, Nicole joined Legal Aid Ontario in December 2012 and assists unrepresented litigants navigate a wide variety of family law issues. She also acts as project lead of the TransForming Justice project, a legal needs assessment of trans people in Ontario, which is administered by the HIV & Aids Legal Clinic Ontario with funding from Legal Aid Ontario and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network.

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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.

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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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Samantha Seabrook

Mediator, Investigator

Samantha Seabrook uses a candid and equitable approach to investigations and conciliation that engenders the trust and respect of all parties. Samantha draws on her experience as a labour and employment lawyer to drive a fair and open investigation process.

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Rudy Ticzon

Mediator, Investigator

Rudy Ticzon is a human rights lawyer and workplace investigator with several years of experience working in human rights, equity, and diversity issues and initiatives. Prior to practicing law, he served as the Community and Policy Advisor in the Equity Initiatives Department at the Law Society of Upper Canada for eight years. In this role, Rudy worked with diverse communities and various legal stakeholders to promote education, dialogue, and training on human rights and equity issues in the legal profession. He was also responsible for developing and implementing public legal education programs for the Law Society and provided input into research and policy development projects involving human rights and inclusion issues.

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Grace Vaccarelli

Mediator, Investigator

Grace Vaccarelli is a human rights lawyer, mediator, and workplace investigator, having been called to the Bar of Ontario in 2001 after receiving her LL.B. degree from Queen’s University. Grace has worked exclusively in the social justice public sector. Prior to joining Ethical Associates, Grace was Senior Counsel and Manager of Legal Services at the Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre between 2008 and 2019.