Nisha joined Donovan & Company in 2019 after having worked at an Alberta-based law firm on First Nation-related litigation matters. Prior to this, she practiced litigation at a small family law firm in Vancouver. Nisha received her law degree from the University of Alberta and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2016.
During her time at the University of Alberta, Nisha volunteered as a Caseworker with Student Legal Services, co-authored a paper on "Indigenous Centred Conflict Resolution Processes in Canada" for the Centre for Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property and received the Roger S. Smith award to conduct research on the federal jurisdiction over Metis peoples. Nisha holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Communications and English, along with a Certificate of Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University.
At Donovan & Company, Nisha represents First Nation clients on a variety of matters including aboriginal rights and title, consultation and accommodation, environmental law, land management, governance, specific claims and tax.
Outside of the office, Nisha loves to travel and explore. She also enjoys spending time with friends/family, reading and volunteering. Nisha is the Treasurer of the CBABC Aboriginal Law section, she is a member of the Vancouver Writers Festival's Board of Directors and she volunteers as Duty Counsel for a variety of Amici Curaie's clinics. She is a member of TLABC's Truth and Reconciliation Committee and is working with Golden Eagle Rising to create a Trauma Informed Toolkit for legal professionals.
Nisha's assistant is Fiona Scott: email@example.com