Paula Butler, Barrister and Solicitor
Paula Butler has practiced labour and employment law in British Columbia since 1992. Ms. Butler’s experience spans the public and private sectors in both union and non-union environments. Her experience also includes both provincial and federal employers. She is a highly regarded neutral third party who can resolve disputes in a confidential manner, even in the most hostile work environments. Ms. Butler is well known for her high quality one-on-one support to employers and their employees, and provides innovative, practical solutions related to mediation & arbitration, workplace investigations, resolution & prevention, conflict resolution, and labour relations. Ms. Butler is a sought-after policy advisor, workplace assessor and facilitator / trainer. Specific highlights of Paula Butler’s legal career include being:
An Expedited Arbitrator and Industrial Troubleshooter in the 2014 – 2019 Facilities Subsector Collective Agreement, Facilities Subsector Association of Unions and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia
Named in a Dispute Resolution Capacity in the Healthcare and Social Service Communities Subsector Collective Agreements
A Member of the Labour Relations Board and a Panel Member on Three Person Panels
Ms. Butler graduated from the University of Victoria Law School in 1989. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1990. She is a member of the Law Society of B.C. and was a member of the B.C. Labour Relations Board from 2001 to 2006.