This month’s spotlight is on member Raman Johal.
Raman obtained her LLB from UBC in 2004 and then worked for an NGO in South Africa before returning to Vancouver to focus on estates and elder law. She is sought after for both her commitment to navigating clients through sensitive matters, as well as for her significant legal experience in contentious estates. This experience includes estate planning and client representation on wills variation and division of property claims, as well as challenging abuse of fiduciary duties by powers of attorneys and adult guardianships and committeeships. She has a strong appreciation for issues of gender and racial bias in estate matters and how to ensure that these issues do not interfere with the fair distribution of estates or the care for the elderly.
Raman is a leader in the estates and elder law field because of her role as past chair of the CBA Wills & Trusts Vancouver subsection and contributions to the CLEBC Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation and Probate and Estate Administration Practice manuals. She has shown a lifelong commitment to the charitable sector and is currently a Director on the board of the Coast Mental Health Foundation and Chair of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.