Anita Atwal (she/her)
Anita is an experienced labour, employment and human rights lawyer. She advises on an array of workplace issues, and has a keen interest in professional discipline and workplace investigations. Anita has acted for unions, employers and employees. Anita brings a thoughtful and culturally sensitive approach to the practice of law, and is a strong believer in empowering individuals and organizations with the tools to make the right decisions.
Anita was called to the bar in 2006. Following her call to the bar, she practiced at a large firm in Vancouver where she provided advice to individuals, companies, non-profit organizations, and municipal and provincial governments. In 2017, she joined a boutique labour, employment and human rights firm where she acted for unions, employees and small companies. In 2022, she opened her own law firm–– Anita Atwal Law.
Anita also practices as a mediator and investigator. She is a member of the Associate Civil Roster with Mediate BC. She has successfully completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute program on Mediating Disputes. In addition, she has obtained training in workplace investigations from the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (University of Toronto).
Anita serves as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of BC, and is a frequent contributor to the South Asian Legal Clinics of BC–– a pro bono program focused on meeting the legal needs of the South Asian community.
In her spare time, Anita loves to cook and catch a football game with her family.