|Law School||University of Saskatchewan|
|When not at work |
|Discovering new restaurants|
|Languages||English, Punjabi and Hindi|
|Ice Cream Flavour||Vanilla Bean|
|Community Work||South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia; Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights|
|If I wasn’t a lawyer |
I would be
|Working in the fashion industry|
|Book Recommendation||The Alchemist|
My sense of purpose comes from solving my clients’ problems and helping them achieve their goals. As my client’s trusted counsel, I take a compassionate, practical, and reasoned approach. My clients’ best interests always come first.
After receiving my JD degree from the University of Saskatchewan, I began my legal career practicing corporate, commercial, and immigration law. Prior to graduating, I worked during the summer at a non-profit legal organization that assists migrant workers with employment-related issues.
I have been a long-time admirer of Forte Workplace Law, and it is a pleasure to work with a team that shares my goal of promoting fairness in the workplace.
I take a practical and logical approach to my work. It is also important for me to communicate with kindness and understanding, as I recognize that my clients are often going through stressful situations at work. I take great pleasure in fostering trusting relationships with my clients.
I am active in the legal community, and I am a firm believer in promoting access to justice. As a board member and volunteer lawyer at the South Asian Legal Clinic of B.C. (SALCBC), I work collaboratively with other board members to empower the South Asian community with legal knowledge. I am also privileged to volunteer with Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR), an organization that promotes human rights through education, research, and advocacy. A large part of CLAIHR’s work involves intervening in court proceedings in which questions of international human rights law are being considered.
Outside of the office, I enjoy going for walks in my neighbourhood and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops. On sunny days, you can often find me on a tennis court.
From the initial phone call […] to the consultation with Jessica and her colleague Harmit there was a genuine caring and a focus on the circumstances. Finding an agreeable solution with respectful communication and negotiation was important. This was done within a reasonable time frame and cost […] Like many of the reviews I highly recommend […] Forte Law for their services and should the situation arise will have no hesitation in hiring them again.
Harmit was very professional and knowledgeable, we had a great experience working with her.