Deborah Lynn Zutter Deborah Lynn Zutter
Helping you get on with your life


Collaborative dispute resolution processes allow you to reach outcomes that you agree to, that are workable, and that are private.  Some people think that divorce is an expensive, ugly, drawn-out battle where nobody wins.  I help people reach a satisfying conclusion using Mediation.

In Mediation you are treated with respect.  You control how soon you resolve your dispute and get on with your life.  I facilitate and work with you to maintain important relationships.  I have over 33 years of dispute resolution experience.

Deb has offices in Vancouver and on the North Shore.

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Deb is a retired lawyer.

Throughout her over 30 years of experience as a Mediator & Lawyer, Deborah Lynn Zutter has provided training and written for various respected publications in the Mediation and Legal professions:

"Yet another way to get parties to the table"

Article, The A.D.R. Bulletin. September 2000.

Courts and legislatures have developed a variety of methods to encourage parties in a court action to participate in mediation. Some of these methods are persuasive, others are mandatory. In 1998, the British Columbia Attorney General introduced the Notice to Mediate (NM). (View Article)

"Moving towards resolution during intake"

Article, Possibilities/Possibilités, National ADR Section, CBA. July 2000.

Australia's National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has observed that each dispute resolution provider has a unique opportunity, through ADR, to assess and develop a service to accommodate the needs of users. (View Article)

"Mediation in conflicts involving the elderly requires a special approach"

Article, The Lawyers Weekly. January 2000.

Our population is aging. There are - and will continue to be - many conflicts in which an elderly person is central. (View Article)


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To purchase any of Deb's Books please contact us directly at or 604-219-2259

Divorce Mediation (Book)

Listen To Deb Being Interviewed About Mediation:


"I have always thought it important to prepare my clients carefully for mediation. That way they are as calm and as realistic going into the process as it is possible to be. After my preparatory discussion, I give my client this book to take home and read. They report that they have found it has given them a feeling of confidence about the process and reassurance about their options. Because it saves preparation time, and more importantly valuable mediation time, this book is invaluable."

Barbara Findlay, QC

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