Amandeep Singh

 

Born in India, raised in Hong Kong and Richmond and educated at University of California at Berkeley, United States and at the University of Victoria, Canada, Amandeep Singh is a true citizen of the world. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Victoria, British Columbia in 1998 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1999.

 

Amandeep is a lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of civil and human rights law as it intersects with Criminal and International Law. He has appeared before the British Columbia Provincial and Supreme Courts as well as the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and has made applications for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada as well as represented clients seeking political asylum at Canadian tribunals. Amandeep Singh has also had the unique opportunity to be the legal representative in several high-profile cases of international repute.

 

Amandeep comes to the practice of law from an extensive background in human and civil rights activism from a young age. As such he has approached the practice of law from the perspective of its role in larger societal and political issues.

 

Amandeep has worked on a pro bono basis for several national and international non-governmental organizations including advising as ad hoc counsel, certain first nation’s representatives in matters where criminal law intersects with aboriginal law.

 

Amandeep is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association, member and director of the Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation of Canada, a director and member of the Friends of the Sikh Cadets, Canada and was a director of the People’s Legal Education Society. Amandeep was the recipient of the Legal Awards Corporate livewire 2015 for excellence in Human Rights law.

 

As a small business owner who is socially conscious he understands the importance of the of balance that needs to be met in a society between economic prosperity and social responsibility.

 

Amandeep is a recovered alcoholic who has been sober for over 6 years and who plays an active role in the recovery community in Richmond and the Greater Vancouver area. Amandeep also served as a past Chairperson of the Treatment centre Outreach Subcommittee for the Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society. As someone who has personally faced the adversity that comes with having a life debilitating mental disease and that has overcome that adversity, he understands the challenges that many people and us as a society face with addiction and mental illness. Amandeep believes that the central concept of a society is the notion of a community that fosters care and mutual respect for its members and that the present government in BC has failed miserably