Jasmeet Wahid is a partner at Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP. Her family law practice is diverse and interesting. It often includes complex financial and parenting issues. Her practice also includes unique issues in the areas of adoption, reproductive technology, child protection, and First Nations concerns. Jasmeet appears in all levels of court. In 2017, she was successful in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the adoption of a First Nations child and the statutory scheme of the Adoption Act [M.M. v.T.B., 2017 BCCA 296] with application for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada being dismissed.

Jasmeet enjoys collaborating with colleagues in other practice areas involving challenging family law and related issues. In her spare time, Jasmeet has managed to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, ride a camel in the Indian desert and complete a marathon in Hawaii. She is searching for her next adventure.

Education

LL.B., University of Calgary, 2005

B.A., University of British Columbia, 2002

Family Law Mediator under the Family Law Act, 2019

Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Executive Education course, 2019

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2006

Professional Activities

Jasmeet is a contributor to continuing education seminars for other lawyers, and co-chairs or presents regularly at conferences or meetings on various issues.

Presenter/Chair on Continuing Legal Education Topics

  • Presenter at CLEBC 12th Biennial Family Law Conference, July 5, 2019
  • Co-chair at CLEBC Family Law Provincial Court Practice Conference, March 7, 2019
  • Presenter at CLEBC Conference: Hot Topics in Family Law Part II: Good Lawyering for Bad Parenting, Oct.26, 2018
  • Co-chair at CLEBC Conference: Hot Topics in Family Law: Navigating  the Financial Landscape, June 8, 2018
  • Co-Chair at CLEBC Conference: Family Law Provincial Court Practice, Feb. 9, 2017

Presenter at Canadian Bar Association Events

  • Presenter at Vancouver CBA Immigration Law Section Meeting: Intersection of Family and Immigration Law, Oct. 31, 2018
  • Presenter at CBA Webinar: Adoption Law: The Basics and Then Some…, June 21, 2017
  • Presenter at Vancouver CBA Family Law Meeting re: FMEP and MCFD: Beyond the Acronyms, Feb.18, 2016
  • Presenter at Vancouver CBA Family Law Meeting re: Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA) - Views from the Trenches, Feb. 3, 2011

Other Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association: Elected Executive Member
  • Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia

Publications & Press

Languages

Punjabi

Practice Areas

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