Elise Schopper-Brigel

1179 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3L1
Office Phone: 250-590-4840
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



I introduced collaborative practice in Austria whre it has spread across Europe including holding the 1st European Collaborative Law COnference in Vienna, 2007.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator
License(s): Lawyer, Law Society BC

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts, Psyc. (Cum Laude)

Professional Education

Parenting Co-ordination
Mediation Training
High Conflcit People Training
New Ways for Families Training
Arbitration for Parenting Co-odinators


As a pioneer in collaborative practice by introducing it to Europe, my contribution has far-reaching effects. Having re-settled in Victoria, BC with my family I am currently co-chair of Collaborative Family Separation Professionals, vice-chair of the Women Lawyers Forum & launching West Coast Family Law office, a full-service firm offering collaborative practitioners.