Lawyer, Mediator, Coach
1800 – 201 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3K6
Anu is a senior family law practitioner, experienced mediator and and one of the leading collaborative lawyers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Having practiced family law for 34 years, she has seen what extended conflict, litigation, and drawn-out proceedings in the court system can do to individuals and families. Because of this, Anu focuses her practice exclusively on resolving disputes. She draws on her skills in collaborative law, mediation, coaching, negotiation, consulting and spiritual direction, to design the ideal path and experience for each client.
Anu has a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Law, and a Masters of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall, the esteemed law school at York University in Toronto. She has extensive training and experience in conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation and collaborative law. She is a teacher and trainer of conflict resolution and collaborative law. She is certified by Family Mediation Canada as a Comprehensive Family Mediator.
Anu is actively involved internationally, nationally and in Manitoba in promoting conflict resolution and Collaborative Practice. She is the cofounder of the Center for Creative Collaborative, an international organization which promotes collaboration and peace. She has served on the Steering Committee, the Management Committee, and as chair of the Training Committee of Collaborative Practice Manitoba. She has also provided education and training to its members for many years. She is a member of the Collaborative Law Committee of the National Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and of the steering committee of Collaborative Practice Canada.
Anu is a teacher, trainer, consultant, writer and speaker on conflict resolution and collaborative law. She is the co-creator of the Collaborative Law Journey Map, an educational, facilitation and screening tool for use in Collaborative Practice. She has been a contributing writer for Collaborative Review, the professional journal of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. She also wrote a column on Conflict and Collaboration for Headnotes and Footnotes, the journal of the Manitoba Bar Association, and received an award for her contributions.
Anu has taught negotiations and interviewing skills for CPLED (the bar admissions program) for the Law Society of Manitoba, conflict resolution for Collaborative Practice Manitoba and Mediation Services in Winnipeg, collaborative law for Collaborative Practice Manitoba and ethics at the Faculty of Law for the University of Manitoba.
Her service and membership in the legal profession is extensive and includes the role of Chair of the National Family Law and National ADR sections of the Canadian Bar Association. She has also served as an investigator and on the Competence, Complaints Investigation and Discipline committees of The Law Society of Manitoba.