Equal Press #FeatureFriday is a space to highlight individuals or organizations doing noteworthy work in the areas of media, violence prevention, or gender equality. This week, we are featuring another expert from our database, Kamaljit Lehal!
Kamaljit Lehal (BA, LLB, and Mediator) studied law at UBC and was called the bar in 1990. She has a legal practice focused on immigration, personal injury and mediation. She has successfully represented many vulnerable women in immigration proceedings. Kamaljit has also served as supervising lawyer on a three year project with EVA BC and MOSAIC pertaining to immigrant women fleeing abuse. She was a member of another project pertaining to Forced Marriages. She has actively advocated for immigration policy reform, in particular, for out of status women in abusive relationships. She also led a one year project pertaining to mediation and domestic violence. She is Chair of a Options Community Services, a non-profit organization in Surrey BC. She also a board member on SALC BC, the first of its kind South Asian Legal Clinic in BC.
When we asked Kamaljit why her work is important, she said:
“The women I represent, some of the most vulnerable and traumatized, inspire me to do the work I do.”
Kamaljit Lehal founded Lehal Law in 1992. The firm has provided legal services to the local community and to clients from the U.S. and abroad for more than 22 years. The firm started out providing general legal services but has over the years refined its services to allow for a more tailored legal practice. Lehal Law’s areas of practice are focused on: Immigration, Personal Injury, WCB and Mediation. These are areas that Lehal Law has extensive experience in and is very passionate about. Having a more niche practice allows Lehal Law to better serve its clients. Many of the clients who come to Lehal Law have been referred by past clients which attests to the quality of work that Lehal Law prides itself in. At Lehal Law you will experience a warm and inviting environment where your legal issues will be addressed in English, Punjabi, or Hindi.