Geeta Bharadia, Q.C.
Geeta Bharadia, Q.C.
Geeta Bharadia, QC is a senior lawyer with extensive quasi-judicial and mediation experience. Her practice is focused on resolution of all types of disputes through mediation, arbitration, and assisted negotiation. Geeta believes that, in most cases, the main goal is to use creative approaches to find a positive and constructive resolution with which both parties can agree, and that court is a last resort. Many of her cases have involved more complex financial issues related to the family and business and she has successfully concluded many mediations and collaborative family matters. Her work also includes employment, human rights and elder mediation.
Geeta recently has been the interim Chair of the Family Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution (an international organization focusing on mediation) and is Past President and Registrar of Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS). She has been recognized with the Dr. John Haynes Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to family mediation in the Province of Alberta. Her 10+ years of quasi-judicial and decision-making experience has included completing her term as Full-time Commissioner of the Alberta Human Rights Commission (and Acting Chief of the Commission in the absence of the Chief). Her other quasi-judicial appointments are as a member of the Law Enforcement Review Board and the Appeals Secretariat (AISH/IES).
Geeta enjoys giving back to her community and has been involved in various community and charitable events over the years.
When she is not working, you will find Geeta at various sporting and other activities with her family. Geeta enjoys reading, live theatre, entertaining, and she has her teacher training in ashtanga yoga.
Education and Professional Development
Bachelor of Laws, McGill University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Calgary
Registered Family Mediator
Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Alberta Family Mediation Society
Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary)
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Law Society of Alberta
Areas of practice