Zool Suleman, Karima Andani, honoured with Queens Counsel designation

Attorney General David Eby has announced the 2017 recipients of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (QC).

“I’m honoured to congratulate this year’s QC designation recipients,” Eby said. “Each appointee has earned this very special honour by demonstrating a superb record of achievement and commitment to our province’s legal system. As professionals, volunteers and advocates, they have shown integrity and leadership in upholding the rule of law, serving their communities and striving to make British Columbia a safer and more equitable place to live.”

Zoolfikar Kamrudin Bhimji Suleman

graduated from Dalhousie University in 1989 and founded the firm Suleman & Co. in 1992 where he continues to practice and mentor other members of the profession. Suleman has long been an active contributor to many legal organizations, including the Constitutional and Civil Liberties Law Section of the CBABC, co-chaired the Immigration Employment Summit and served as a member of the organizing committee for the Islamophobia hotline. He has contributed to legal scholarship and community engagement through work on topics that include immigration and refugee law, racial profiling, and arts and culture

Karima Andani

was called to the B.C. bar in 1994. She worked briefly in private practice before joining the Criminal Justice Branch, now called the BC Prosecution Service. As a Crown counsel, Andani has prosecuted at all levels of courts in B.C. Her cases have involved high-profile terrorism and gang violence trials. She is regularly asked to present on and teach trial advocacy with the CLES, the LSBC and other organizations. Andani also mentors and coaches other young lawyers through her involvement in regional and national advocacy competitions.




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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Congratultions to Zool & Karima on receiving the designation of QC. Very few have this chance and keep it up and pray you receive even higher awards, honours etc…Very proud to see my brothers & sisters in Islam working so hard and am sure our beloved Mowla will be as well.


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