POSTPONED | Ethics in Practice & Community - Surrey 

Apr. 20, 2020
Surrey BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

Presented by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch
in partnership with the Surrey Bar Assocation and the South Asian Bar Association.



Registered attendees will be contacted privately with further details.

Speaker(s): Jeevyn Dhaliwal QC, LSBC Vancouver County Bencher, Larlee Rosenberg
Kamaljit Kaur Lehal, Lehal Law

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Registration and lunch: 12:00pm-12:30pm.

Location: Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Course
7778 - 152nd Street, Surrey BC

Articling Student/ Young Lawyer: $75.00 (+GST)
CBA, SBA, or SABA Member: $100.00 (+GST)
Non-CBA/SBA/SABA Member: $150.00 (+GST)

PDF Registration Form
*Register online or by using our PDF Registration Form.

CPD Hours: 2.00 Hours
Attendance at this seminar will provide you with 2.00 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.


Have you ever encountered a “gray area” in your practice? Or an ethical dilemma that challenges your professional responsibility?

Join the CBABC and Surrey Bar and the South Asian Bar Associations as we discuss the important subject of ethics in an engaging way, Jeevyn Dhaliwal QC and Kamljit Kaur Lehal will involve audience members in the discussion of ethical scenarios involving real-life examples, case studies and the code of conduct. 

You will work with your peers in an open environment to examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and beyond. This course will encourage you to think critically about ethical issues where the right path to take is not always clear. It will help you consider which decision-making criteria will fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.


About Jeevyn Dhaliwal QC

Jeevyn represents public sector and business clients in connection with workplace immigration and related issues. She obtained her LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1997, was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1998 and has completed extensive mediation training that includes the Mediation Practicum (Provincial Court of British Columbia).

The focus of Jeevyn’s practice is to work closely with senior management and human resources professionals to facilitate the engagement of foreign workers in Canada on either a temporary or permanent basis. In that regard, Jeevyn is experienced in developing corporate immigration strategies to assist employers in their engagement of foreign workers, be it by way of international treaty, such as NAFTA or CETA, or as part of a more permanent solution through the Express Entry system. Jeevyn has represented clients’ interests in the fields of construction, biotech, high-tech, pharmaceutical, health, education, engineering, manufacturing, investment and mining services. Jeevyn has written and presented seminars on a variety of immigration and employment related topics.

Jeevyn is active in the legal community and serves as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, representing Vancouver County. Jeevyn also serves as a Board member and is past president of the South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia. As selected by her peers, Jeevyn is included in the Best Lawyers publication and she is a Lexpert Zenith Award winner. Her community involvement extends to singing at charitable and sporting events and she has, over the years, been a frequent guest anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team.

About Kamaljit Kaur Lehal

Kamaljit Kaur Lehal earned her Law Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1989 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1990. She articled at the Workers Compensation Board (now known as WorkSafe BC formerly “WCB”). She worked as an associate with a local law firm successfully practicing ICBC defence work. Kamaljit opened up her own law firm in 1992 and operates a successful practice with a focus on immigration, personal injury, WCB and mediation. Kamaljit completed mediation training through Harvard Law School.

Kamaljit has successfully represented clients who’ve been persecuted and are seeking refugee status in Canada. She is passionate in her representation of women on gender persecution grounds. She’s assisted families in reuniting with their loved ones in Canada. Kamaljit has obtained permanent resident status for clients based on their skills. She has represented persons who have been detained for immigration breaches. Her representation of immigration clients has been at all levels including the Federal Court of Appeal.

Kamaljit represents individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and has helped them settle their ICBC claims. Her prior work as ICBC defence counsel provides insight that assists in her representation of her clients. Kamaljit’s work with WCB provides her with a unique perspective in representing injured claimants on various issues from compensation to disability pensions.

Kamaljit has successfully mediated civil disputes and attempts to resolve matters outside of court if possible. Kamaljit was a member of the British Columbia Review Board from 1998 to 2010. From 2000 she acted as an Alternate Chair, conducting hearings and making decisions with a panel pertaining to individuals found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder. Kamaljit has been a Director on the Options Community Services Society since 1996 – a non-profit organization that that supports families and community health.

Kamaljit is a strong self-reliant woman who strives to promote this sense of assurance in other women. She is actively involved in the Community Coordination for Women’s Safety and has acted as supervising lawyer for EVA BC (The Ending Violence Association of British Columbia) on a Law Foundation project addressing domestic violence and immigrant women. She has been involved in many workshops and made presentations on improving the safety of immigrant women. Kamaljit is connected to her heritage and enjoys participating in cultural community events. She is an alumni of the Indo Canadian Women’s Organization, a non-profit organization aimed at empowering and educating women South Asian community. She is fluent in Punjabi and speaks Hindi. Kamaljit takes pride in balancing her career while raising her four children together with her husband.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this seminar from is the unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Tsawwassen, Sto:lo, WSANEC, and Kwantlen peoples, and we encourage  members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present. 

Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued. To cancel your attendance, please contact the PD Department at No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC PD at

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Course Materials/Handouts
All materials will be delivered electronically one day prior to the course date.

Participant Disclaimer - This is to confirm that you have agreed with the following terms and conditions:
All materials related to this course are for the sole use of the above said registrant, which may not be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, translated, distributed, shared, modified, made available on a network or other website, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Canadian Bar Association.


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