A scholar, teacher and leader in the Alberta legal community, Rhoda I. Dobler’s practice spans two and half decades, and includes mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and litigation. Her positive attitude, compassion and creativity guide her conflict resolution approach, making her a valued mediator and arbitrator.
An ardent believer in the importance of identifying new talent and mentoring junior lawyers, Rhoda teaches the Bar Admission (CPLED) course annually, and speaks at seminars and conferences across the country. She is an instructor in the LESA mediation course, and a former instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in Interviewing and Counseling. Rhoda is past chair of the Public Legal Education & Professional Development Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, and has sat on the Alberta Education Provincial Exam review committee in her capacity with the Public Legal Education committee.
Called to the bar in 1993, Rhoda received both her B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Calgary. Outside of the office, Rhoda serves on the board of WINK Calgary, a not-for-profit association that empowers women in financial literacy and independence. She also supports the Southern Alberta Rottweiler Rescue Society, the Cochrane Humane Society (for which she previously served as a member of the Board of Directors), and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Alberta, advocating for compassionate rescue and responsible pet ownership.
Rhoda’s skill in the legal community has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada since the initial edition (2006) in Family Law, and has expanded to include recognition in the areas of Family Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.