Who

Julie Nichols is an arbitrator, mediator and lawyer.

She is a member of the Arbitrators Association of BC, is listed on the Register of Arbitrators of the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau, and is a member of the MediateBC Roster of Civil Mediators.  She assists parties in both unionized and non-unionized environments to resolve workplace disputes and mediates human rights matters that are before the BC Human Rights Tribunal.  She is a frequent moderator and speaker on labour relations and human rights issues at seminars and workshops.

Julie began practicing law in B.C. in 1998.  After completing a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria, she practiced for a number of years with two large national law firms.  Her practice included a wide variety of labour, employment, and human rights matters, with a particular focus on unionized workplaces. She has appeared at all levels of court in B.C. as well as at a variety of labour and human rights tribunals.  She now focuses on neutral dispute resolution in the workplace.

With roots in a small B.C. town which was dominated by the pulp and paper/forestry industries, Julie had the opportunity to experience first hand the importance of effective labour relations and dispute resolution alternatives. She enjoys the challenge of dealing with the unique dynamics that arise in the workplace and of finding effective, practical, and final resolutions for all parties to a dispute.

Julie lives in Vancouver, B.C. and is actively involved in Kidsport™ BC – an organization which promotes the development of kids’ healthy lifestyles through the goal of ensuring all children have an opportunity to engage in sport. She enjoys travel, great food, and being outside with her family.