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Family Lawyer Tina Parbhakar provides clients with attentive, compassionate service and unwavering advocacy.
Tina advises on issues such as the division of assets and debts, spousal support, child support and parenting time and guardianship. She has a background in civil and administrative law matters and brings her expertise in child and youth development and law to serve clients in family law cases. Tina is a strong proponent of client-centred dispute resolution. She works with clients to define a set of goals and structure a clear plan for navigating the path forward. She keeps her clients’ interests at the heart of the process, whether that entails negotiation or advocating for their position at trial.
Tina has appeared in various courts throughout the Lower Mainland on a wide range of matters. As a lawyer at the BC Ministry of Attorney General, she represented the provincial government for many years. After working in Uganda on early childhood development in 2012-2013, she pursued an interest in increasing access to justice for children and youth through child protection and juvenile justice-related coursework, research, policy development, and litigation. As a result, she co-founded the Children’s Law Section within the Canadian Bar Association’s BC Branch and continues to contribute to it.
Since 2019, Tina has also been involved in a province-wide Trauma Informed Practice Project to support and reinforce client choice and the use of strengths-based approaches in the justice, public safety, and anti-violence sectors. With the ability to speak Punjabi and Hindi and through her involvement in the South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia as well as international work, Tina is mindful of linguistic, cultural and social barriers many individuals and groups face in accessing and navigating the justice system.
Born and raised on the North Shore, Tina is proud to call this community home. Before joining North Shore Law, she was the interim executive director for the North Shore Restorative Justice Society. She continues to volunteer with this local non-profit society as a co-facilitator. She also sits on the City of North Vancouver’s Social Planning Advisory Committee, a body that advises the City Council. Outside of her practice, Tina enjoys time with family and friends, listening to audiobooks, and hiking.
- Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
- – Children’s Law Section Executive, 2016-present
- – Access to Justice Committee Member, 2018-present
- – Equality Representative, 2017-2019
- Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
- Member, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada
- Restorative Response Program Co-Facilitator, North Shore Restorative Justice Society, 2020 – present
- Co-Founder and Board Member, South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia, 2019 – Present
- Working Group Member, BC Trauma Informed Practice Project, 2019 – present
- Member, City of North Vancouver’s Social Planning Advisory Committee, 2017 – present
- 2020 recipient of the CBABC’s Equality and Diversity Award