Med-Arb Roster

Med-arbitrators on the Med-Arb Roster conduct med-arbs in various disputes. Those who handle family law issues must specify how they are qualified under the Family Law Act Regulation.

Criteria for Admission

To be admitted to the Med-Arb Roster, med-arbitrators must have:

  • at least 7 hours of med-arb training;
  • completed a minimum of 2 med-arbs over the past 5 years as the sole med-arbitrator or a co-med-arbitrator;
  • a letter of reference; 
  • insurance coverage; and
  • agreed to abide by the standards set out in the Med-Arb: Standards of Conduct.

In addition, depending on the area of practice, med-arbitrators must be:

  • Mediators in good standing on Mediate BC's Civil Roster and:
    • Chartered Arbitrators (C.Arb), or
    • arbitration panellists in good standing of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), or 
    • experienced in conducting hearings and writing decisions.
  • Mediators in good standing on Mediate BC's Family Roster and:
    • Law Society of BC accredited Family Law Arbitrators, or
    • qualified to conduct family arbitrations under the Family Law Act Regulation Section 5(2b).
Med-Arb Application Form (fillable pdf)

Application Procedure

A group of the Society's Directors, called the "Roster Committee", assesses the applications for admission. Currently, the Roster Committee is scheduled to review applications in 2018 on:
  • February 1st,
  • April 5th,
  • June 28th,
  • September 20th, and
  • November 29th.
Please note: The Roster Office will accept applications, including letters of reference, to the Roster up to two weeks prior to Roster Committee meetings. Accordingly, the 2018 application deadline dates are:
  • January 18th,
  • March 22nd,
  • June 14th,
  • September 6th, and
  • November 15th. 
For information about the appeal policies and process, visit Mediate BC's Appeal Policies and Process.

Applicants should be aware that Mediate BC has a Complaint Process to deal with allegations of misconduct or breach of the Society's Standards of Conduct by med-arbitrators on its roster.