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.
Managing Director - Mediator, Investigator
Using a variety of dispute resolution techniques, such as individual coaching, mediation, facilitation, intergroup dialogue, and restorative justice, he cultivated resolutions on numerous disputes involving faculty, students and staff.
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.
Milé is formerly the Director of Human Rights & Equity Services at McMaster University where he served for eight years as a member of the University’s Senior Management Team, providing strategic advice and guidance on human rights and equity matters to the University Administration and various stakeholders on campus. In this high-profile role, Milé was tasked with engaging members of the University environment in building an inclusive community with a shared purpose.
During his term at McMaster, Milé engaged in the resolution of hundreds of cases involving discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, accommodation, and general workplace conflict. Using a variety of dispute resolution techniques, such as individual coaching, mediation, facilitation, intergroup dialogue, and restorative justice, he cultivated resolutions on numerous disputes involving faculty, students and staff. He also currently serves as the Acting Senior Advisor on Human Rights and Equity to Brock University.
In his other public roles, Milé is the immediate Past President of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE). He has previously served as the Chair of the Equity Advisory Group for the Law Society of Upper Canada and as the Chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus (SOGIC) of the Ontario Bar Association.
Milé was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000 and is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Women’s Studies from Carleton University (becoming the first man in Canada to graduate with a degree in Women’s Studies). He holds a Certificate in Workplace Investigations from the Association of Workplace Investigators and obtained an Advanced Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards and Tribunals from Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development. He has also served as faculty for the Osgoode Hall Certificate Program in Human Rights Theory and Practice and is regularly asked to speak at conferences on human rights, employment law and diversity management.