Parmar Law

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300 404- 6th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 0R9
P: (403) 455-4349
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CHILD WELFARE

  • Former Crown Counsel with Alberta Justice.
  • Well known to the Director’s Office, courts, judges, social workers, psychologists, assessors and other professionals.
  • Has been praised for his  work by Judges.
  • Worked on all types of files and applications, including numerous trials and an a appeal.
  • Worked on highly sensitive files, including shaken baby syndrome, sexual abuse of young persons and neglect/malnutrition.
  • Strong knowledge of child welfare law, the process, and what it takes for a child to be returned to a parent.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

CHILD REPRESENTATION

  • Diverse experience dealing with files involving children, as well as through community involvement.
  • Well known to the courts, judges, social workers, psychologists, assessors and other professionals.
  • Strong knowledge of family and child welfare law, and the process, including working with social workers, psychologists, and other professionals
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

FAMILY

  • Former Crown Counsel with Alberta Justice.
  • Well known in Provincial Court and the court of Queen’s Bench.
  • Experienced in all types of applications, including desktop divorces, and has successfully advocated for annulments for clients (marriage convenience and immigration fraud cases).
  • Experienced with high conflict cases, including files dealing with sexual abuse of children, assault and harassment. 
  • Confident in negotiating resolutions or taking matters to trial.
  • Strong knowledge of the law and family law process.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

CRIMINAL

  • Well known to the Crown Prosecutors office, courts, Judges, and police officers.
  • Ran numerous trials, sentencing, and negotiated settlements on behalf of clients.
  • Experienced with appellate work and all types of criminal files, including youth; particular strength in domestic assaults.
  • Major cases including multi-million dollar arson case, six figure drug trafficking case, and files with media coverage.
  • Praised by Judges, and Crown Prosecutor’s Office for work on files.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

HUMAN RIGHTS/EMPLOYMENT

  • Strong passion for human rights work.
  • Experienced in taking matters to the Human Rights Commission, court applications and negotiating resolutions with employers and unions
  • Knowledge of the human rights process and well known in the human rights community.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

IMMIGRATION/REFUGEE

  • Experienced in all types of immigration files and applications.
  • Experience with immigration fraud, marriage fraud and marriage of convenience cases.
  • Passionate for refugee work,  have run many hearings.
  • Praised for work on refugee hearings and well known in the immigration law community.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

PROTECTION AND RESTRAINING ORDERS

  • Experienced running many hearings.
  • Strong knowledge of the process and how these orders link to other court orders and applications.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

APPEALS

  • Experienced in running administrative, child welfare and criminal appeals.
  • Also accepting legal aid files.

About

CALLED TO THE BAR:

  • 2011

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctor (University of Calgary 2010);
  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Calgary 2007); and
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- Minor in Management and Society (University of Calgary 2005).

LANGUAGES:

  • Punjabi - fluent, can read and write
  • Hindi - conversational

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

Sanjiv Parmar is a born and raised Calgarian, and the founder of PARMAR LAW. 

Mr. Parmar is a former Crown Counsel with Alberta Justice, specializing in Child Welfare and Family Law.

Previous to his time with Alberta Justice, Mr. Parmar was in private practise where he specialized in Criminal, Family, Immigration and Human Right’s Law.

He has experience in cases involving sexual abuse of children, shaken baby syndrome, domestic violence cases, including contested parenting applications,  and has run a multi-million dollar arson case, robbery and an over $100,000 drug case, to name a few.

He is well respected by the courts, Judges and his peers.

Prior to law school Mr. Parmar worked at a major financial institution as a Financial Service Representative and volunteered at the Peter Lougheed Centre, where he was on a Committee and Council.

After law school, he interned at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. He was actively involved in extra-curricular activities during law school, including Student Legal Assistance.  

He continues to be involved with the Faculty of Law and volunteers in the community with following organizations:

  • Pro Bono Law Alberta; 
  • Alberta Lawyers' Assistance Society - as a Peer Support Worker;
  • Sikh Youth Mentorship Program; and
  • Calgary Legal Guidance, with the Centre for New Comers, and with the 1000 Voice's Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre - a clinic proudly sponsored by Parmar Law.


During his time off, Mr. Parmar likes to continue his involvement in the community, travel and be active, whether it is through gym workouts, martial arts, running or other sports and activities. He is also a huge Calgary Flames fan

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