Member Spotlight January 2022 – Jindy Bhalla, Q.C.

This month’s member spotlight is on member Jindy Bhalla.
Jindy is a descendant of one of the pioneer South Asian families arriving in Victoria in the early 1900s. He was one of the first students of South Asian ancestry to obtain a law degree from the University of Victoria and practiced law in Victoria for several years before moving to Vancouver. Shortly thereafter he became the first South Asian partner at one of the largest law firms in British Columbia. Thirteen years later he joined Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP and became the first South Asian partner at that firm. He practiced business law specializing in commercial real estate law and environmental law.
Jindy has devoted a substantial portion of his time to the profession as an instructor and speaker for CLE, PLTC, CBA and Douglas College as well as serving on the Law Society Audit Committee. He has also served the larger community as a Governor of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden Association, Director of the Canada Singapore Business Association, Member of the South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence, Member of the Canadian Blood Services Diversity Liaison Committee and Chair of the Vancouver Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Blood Bank Fund-Raising Committee.
Recognizing the important of role models and giving back to the South Asian community, Jindy co­founded SABABC and the Association of South Asian Professionals of BC and served on the executive and boards of both organizations in numerous roles for many years.
Outside of his professional and community work Jindy enjoys spending time with his wife Angela and their two children, playing tennis, restoring sports cars, and listening to music. Jindy is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service and recently received the designation of Queens Counsel for his contributions to the profession and the community.