British Columbia: Queen’s counsel designation

David Eby, Attorney General (British Columbia, Canada), has announced the 2018 recipients of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (QC).

“Congratulations to each of the recipients of this prestigious designation,” said Eby. “The QC appointment is a very special honour that denotes a superb record of achievement and commitment to our province’s legal system. Your valuable work is helping to make British Columbia a stronger and more equitable place to live.”

This year’s 28 appointees are British Columbian lawyers with a diverse set of professional specializations including First Nations law, criminal law, commercial litigation, family law and mediation. The appointees have been chosen for their distinguished accomplishments in areas such as continuing legal education, community volunteerism and mentorship of new legal professionals.The QC designation is conferred each year on members of the legal profession who have been nominated by their peers and have been members of the B.C. bar for at least five years. After the call for nominations in September, an advisory committee reviewed applications and recommended candidates to the attorney general.

naz_mitha_013-1024x1024Nazeer Tajdin Mitha received a LLB from Dalhousie University in 1992 and was called to the B.C. bar the following year. His practice consists of commercial litigation, employment-related law with an emphasis on civil litigation of employment matters and shareholder disputes. Since 2014, he has been an adjunct professor in employment law at UBC’s Allard School of Law. He is a current member of the national conciliation and arbitration board of the Ismaili Muslim community, providing pro bono mediation and mentoring services to the Ismaili community. He has also served as the president, vice-president and board member of the Law Courts Inn.



Aleem-Bharmal-3Aleem Shiraz Bharmal received a LLB from the Allard School of Law at UBC in 1994. Bharmal is the executive director and a human rights lawyer at the Community Legal Assistance Society. He is also the chair of the CBABC access to justice committee and co-chair of both the human rights and social justice sections, and sits on the executive team of the administrative law section and is a member of the truth and reconciliation working group. He also worked as a human rights officer for the United Nations’ High Commission for Human Rights, where he assisted in reporting on the administration of justice and ongoing human rights violations in Rwanda.





Author: ismailimail

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2 thoughts

  1. IT is so good to learn about the achievementse of young Ismailis from Canada and USA. It may encourage the European Jamats to publicise their achievements. Rohan Pirani, from Bristol, UK was recently appointed as Chief Judge for the SW region by the Lord Chancellor.


    1. Great to hear! Ismailimail is a global publication not just limited to North America. It is up to Ismailis in other parts of world to come forward and share. Ismailimail is a not for profit publication. We take pride in promoting Ismaili achievements regardless of where they are. Feel free to share such achievements by sending us email to


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