“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.”
Nazeer 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 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.