As of January 1, 2014, lawyers must obtain Family law alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") accreditation. Family law mediators, for example, must now meet each of the following requirements:
- 14 hours of approved training in family violence, which must include "skills for identifying, evaluating and managing family violence and issues of power dynamics in relation to the dispute resolution process":
- up to 10 years of related experience and 40 or more hours of mediation, arbitration or parenting co0rdinating training; and
- sufficient training in family law.
Qualifications for "family law arbitrators" and "parenting coordinators" are also outlined on the LSBC website, where lawyers may submit their qualifications for review.