Aman Athwal

Aman Athwal

Partner

Practice Description

Aman is Shores Jardine LLP’s youngest partner. She is motivated by the complexity and important issues that arise in administrative law, municipal law, employment law and civil litigation. She has an active practice as independent counsel, providing advice to tribunals ranging from professional disciplinary tribunals to tribunals that regulate industry sectors. She is developing a practice as general counsel and prosecuting counsel for professional regulatory organizations. In addition, Aman has acted as inquiry counsel in a fatality inquiry and an inquiry under the Police Act.

Aman advises municipalities on a variety of municipal matters, including contract and bylaw drafting and enforcement as well as planning and development matters. She has also acted as counsel for and has appeared before subdivision and development appeal boards throughout Alberta.

Aman has mediated and arbitrated employment matters. She has experience in human rights issues in relation to the work place. She also provides general legal advice and assists in the drafting of policies, procedures and employment contracts.

Background

Aman came to Shores Jardine from the University of Saskatchewan where she completed her Law degree, bringing with her a commitment to excellence in practice. She sees law as a tool to be used to benefit society. This vision is reflected in her enthusiasm for her clients and their causes, her willingness to further hone her legal skills, and her passion for building her profession and her community. Since Law school, she has engaged in pro bono work, first with the Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City, and as a volunteer lawyer with Edmonton Community Legal Centre.

Aman also has a passion for teaching, which began when she was a young dancer and has continued into her professional life where she teaches in the University of Alberta School of Business, Centre for Executive and Management Development.

Professional Activities

  • 2016 to present – Canadian Bar Association, Administrative Law Section (North) Member at Large
  • 2014 to present – Rio Terrace/Quesnell Heights/Patricia Heights Community League Director, formerly Vice President for four years
  • 2014 – Continuing Professional Legal Education and Development (CPLED), Facilitator for Interviewing and Advising
  • 2013 to 2018– Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Volunteer Lawyer

Recognition

  • 2011 – The Honourable G. Murray Forbes Memorial Bursary for academic achievement and community involvement

Education & Call To The Bar

  • 2013 – Admitted to Law Society of Alberta
  • 2012 – J.D. – University of Saskatchewan
  • 2008 – B.A. (with distinction) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University

In Her Own Words

What we do is important and has an effect on people’s daily lives. Administrative hearings have a great deal of power and influence for both the individuals involved and for the public at large. I also appreciate the personal nature and timelines of administrative hearings as compared to the court process.

Away From The Office

Aman has an extensive dance background including bhangra, jazz, ballet, and lyrical, having danced her whole life. She taught bhangra dance to children in her hometown of Surrey for many years, and was part of the competitive Duniya All-Stars dance team, which performed all across North America. Aman dances competitively on a hip-hop dance team here in Edmonton. She practices meditative yoga and enjoys travelling.

Contact

Suite 2250, Bell Tower 10104 – 103 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8

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