Lawyer, mediator, and trainer
Are you concerned about conflict affecting your performance and intellectual agility? Are you interested in conflict prevention? Then contact Dr. Anita Dorczak (www.DrAnita.Lawyer) M.A., LL.B., Ph.D., Cert. EM, PC, CLP, a Canadian lawyer, mediator and a trainer in the beautiful province of Alberta, with over 30 years of experience in conflict resolution. She has a unique educational and personal background. She holds a law degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta both in 1990 and a Master’s degree in English Philology from Europe. She is a Certified Parenting Coordinator, Elder Mediator, and she is also certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is fluent in three languages spoken in Europe, North and South America.
Dr. Anita is passionate about unconventional approaches to conflict resolution and has presented internationally at legal and non-legal conferences in North & South America, Europe, and Australia. She is a member of the American (ABA) and the Canadian Bar (CBA) Associations, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC), Family Mediation Canada (FMC), Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and the International Society of Humour Studies (ISHS). Her legal practice is governed by kindness and compassion and her alternative dispute resolution practice is based on presence and empathy. Her serious interests include therapeutic jurisprudence, neuroscience of decision making and avant-garde approaches to conflict resolution. Her less serious interests focus on travelling, sampling different cultures and her YouTube channel “Another Dimension of Law and Mediation” (Otra Dimensión de Derecho y Mediación) as well as her Instagram account where she shares some of her creativity.
She is a past president (and lifetime member) of the International Listening Association (ILA). She is a Certified Listening Professional (CLP). Dr. Anita has offered training to attorneys in the U.S. to enhance their listening skills in the practice of law. Listening matters in life in so many ways but especially in families and in the workplace. She believes that conflict emerges from inability to listen. Her passion is to explore how understanding brain-based listening habits and enhancing listening skills may prevent and resolve conflict in these settings. Did know that listening (after many debates among listening scholars) has been defined as “the process of receiving, constructing, meaning from, and responding to spoken, and/or non-verbal messages”… so it is more complex than you may think! One of the ways to deepen your knowledge is to measure your listening habits by taking the ECHO listening ProfileTM. Contact Dr. Anita to discover your listening habits to manage and resolve conflict at www.DrAnita.Lawyer or ADorczak@DrAnita.Lawyer.