South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia

The South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia (SABABC) is dedicated to, among other things, supporting the local South Asian community, promoting the professional development of South Asian lawyers, paralegals and law students, and representing the interests of South Asians locally, nationally and internationally.

SABABC is committed to promoting the professional development of the South Asian legal community through networking, advocacy and mentoring. SABABC hosts panels, continuing legal education courses, and workshops on career development, social justice issues, and current events.

SABABC aims to remove any barriers South Asian students may face in pursuing a career in the legal profession and those barriers faced by the South Asian community in learning about and accessing legal services and educational programs in the community.

We invite the South Asian community to please join SABABC in its commitment to achieving these goals.

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Event Details

The South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia is pleased to present Women of Colour in Law: A Panel Discussion.


In spite of equal numbers of women and men entering the legal profession every year, women lag far behind men in attaining equity partnerships and leadership positions. Women of colour face an additional hurdle attaining such positions. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of South Asian women who have successfully broken the glass ceilings that exist for women of colour within the legal profession. The panelists will share their own insights, stories and advice about practicing law as a woman of colour from their lived experiences. The moderated panel will be followed by a Q&A session with the panelists.


This event will take place on April 29, 2021 from 5:30pm PST to 6:30pm PST via zoom and features a panel consisting of:


  1. Radha Curpen, Managing Partner of the Vancouver office of Bennett Jones LLP;
  2. Bal Girn, Senior Crown Counsel at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada;
  3. Navnit Duhra, Lawyer in the Business Law and Transactions Group at Miller Titerle + Company; and
  4. Tharani Balachandran, Legal Counsel with the Central Services Group of the Ministry of the Attorney General BC.


The panel will be moderated by SABABC member Manroop Ghuman of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.


SABABC invites its members and the public to attend this important discussion. This event is approved for 1 hour of CPD credit from the Law Society of British Columbia.

Speakers

Radha Curpen (Managing Partner at Bennett Jones LLP)

Radha Curpen

Managing Partner at Bennett Jones LLP

Baljinder Girn (Counsel at Public Prosecution Service of Canada)

Baljinder Girn

Counsel at Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Navnit Duhra (Lawyer at Miller Titerle + Company)

Navnit Duhra

Lawyer at Miller Titerle + Company

Tharani Balachandran (Counsel at Ministry of the Attorney General)

Tharani Balachandran

Counsel at Ministry of the Attorney General

Manroop Ghuman (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

Manroop Ghuman

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Agenda

April 29, 2021

Main Schedule

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
Introductions
Introduction of our panelists by the moderator.
Manroop Ghuman (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)
5:40 PM - 6:20 PM
Moderated Panel
A moderated question and answer panel where our panelists are asked targeted questions about their experiences as South Asian women in the legal profession.
Radha Curpen (Managing Partner at Bennett Jones LLP)
Baljinder Girn (Counsel at Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
Navnit Duhra (Lawyer at Miller Titerle + Company)
Tharani Balachandran (Counsel at Ministry of the Attorney General)
Manroop Ghuman (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM
Open Q&A
An open question and answer period where attendees are encouraged to ask questions of our panelists.
Radha Curpen (Managing Partner at Bennett Jones LLP)
Baljinder Girn (Counsel at Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
Navnit Duhra (Lawyer at Miller Titerle + Company)
Tharani Balachandran (Counsel at Ministry of the Attorney General)
Manroop Ghuman (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

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