Jasmeet Wahid is a partner at Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP. Her family law practice is diverse and interesting and 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 2020, she argued an appeal concerning the posthumous use of reproductive material and the statutory interpretation of the consent provisions of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act [L.T. v. D.T. Estate 2020 BCCA 328].
In 2019, she was involved in a significant family law appeal [A.B. v. C.D. 2020 BCCA 11 & A.B. v. C.D. 2019 BCCA 297] concerning a child’s consent to gender affirming care, family violence and remedies under the Family Law Act.
In 2017, she was successful in an important 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.
In 2015, she was successful in an important appeal concerning the issue of variation of spousal support and whether re-partnering is a material change of circumstances.
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.
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
British Columbia, 2006
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 Canadian Bar Association/Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Events/PBLI