Spotlight: Jeevyn Dhaliwal, Q.C.
Jeevyn is associate counsel at Larlee Rosenberg, Barristers & Solicitors, and is a member of FACL BC.
1. What is something that not many people know about you?
I really love to bake - especially exquisite cakes and cookies. Every large celebration that we, as a family, host usually involves a specially decorated cookie for our guests to take home. My daughter and I are most proud of our mehndi inspired brightly decorated sugar cookies baked on the occasion of one of my big birthdays!
2. How did you first get involved with FACL BC?
It was through my work as past president and board member with the South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia that I first became aware of FACL BC. I was looking for opportunities for our organizations to collaborate, as I believe we have so much in common and even more to share. At that time, FACL was just beginning its ascent in BC and I had hoped to support its efforts in any way I could.
3. What has been your favourite FACL event or initiative so far?
There have been so many inspirational events that I have been fortunate to attend but the FACL BC Family Feast 2017 stands out in my mind. I was delighted to have been asked to share the story of my career journey in such an intimate and respectful setting, where meaningful conversations were had and lasting connections were made.
4. What advice would you give yourself if you were to go back in time?
I realize that with the benefit of hindsight, having seen how things have turned out positively, it is perhaps easier to be more bold in one’s advice. Although I am not sure I would have had the time to do more than I did, I would encourage my younger self to “Pursue every opportunity. Far too often, we let negative thoughts hold us back from achieving our full potential. Know that if you have come this far, you are eminently capable and have much to contribute.”