Speakers Spotlight: Rhoda Dobler

I was inspired by the concept of education behind WINK and eager to participate in the Speaker Series. I have been a matrimonial lawyer since 1993. In my practice, I often meet clients, and women in particular, at critical low points in their lives. They are usually fearful, confused and feeling powerless. Their path of personal growth through the difficult experience of divorce is truly rewarding to witness, and I am grateful to play a part in their information gathering process and path of personal transition. Education allows people to find their inner strength and make positive personal change.

Rhoda Dobler is a Partner with the firm Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP in Calgary, specializing in Matrimonial Law, including litigation, mediation and collaborative law. She has been a Sessional Instructor with the University of Calgary for 9 years, as well as for the Alberta Bar Admission program (CPLED), teaching Interviewing and Counseling.

Her strength is in the client centered approach to communication, including effective listening and understanding the barriers to communication experienced by those in crisis. She has spoken on numerous topics at both the provincial and national levels and is committed to the educational experience, by way of formal education and extensive mentorship.

Rhoda is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Calgary Bar Association, and the Association of Collaborative Practitioners (Calgary) and is a registered Family Mediator. She has been named in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Family Law since the initial publication in 2006.

Rhoda has been involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Alberta Breast Cancer Foundation and CIBC Run for the Cure. Rhoda is an avid animal lover and enjoys advocating on behalf of the Cochrane and Area Humane Society as well as the Southern Alberta Rottweiler Rescue Society. She has also spent a number of years assisting Alberta Education with the Provincial Exam Review process.

Rhoda Dobler



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