M
eet the lawyer and founder

Mother, daughter, sister and aunt to many.

I use my knowledge and expertise of the law to many who would not otherwise have a voice in the legal system. I grew up in rural Kenya. When I was 9 years old, an incident in my personal life convinced me that I wanted to do something where every day, I would be the voice of those without.  I have never looked back.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Immigration →
Real estate →
Business Law
Wills & Estates →
Family Law
ICBC
General Litigation

EDUCATION

I grew up in Kenya and studied law at Nairobi University. I was called to the bar in 1992.

In 2002, I became a permanent resident in Canada and was determined to do what I loved most – the practice of law in Canada. With 2 young children, I attended the then UBC Law School for my certification and was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2004.

I grew up in Kenya and studied law at Nairobi University. I was called to the bar in 1992.

In 2002, I became a permanent resident in Canada and was determined to do what I loved most – the practice of law in Canada. With 2 young children, I attended the then UBC Law School for my certification and was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2004. I promptly opened my practice because I wanted the independence of billing my clients as reasonably as I could and continuing to provide pro bono services without worrying about billable hours.

My mantra to my students is – respect your clients no matter their status in the society, do a splendid job and money will follow.

My curiosity has taken me to far flung corners of the world. My clients are from every corner of the world and very class in society. I try to visit different countries and experience difference cultures as often as I can.

I have involved myself in every community where I have settled to better my relationships with those around me and the world in general.

I am involved in community work through providing pro-bono legal services and facilitating micro-economic self-help projects in my village in Kenya

As a Canadian immigrant from Africa who is fluent in both English and Swahili, I have gained a deep understanding of multicultural issues and the challenges facing immigrants to Canada, which I put to good use in serving my clients and the community.

My memberships include:

  1. Mum
  2. St Augustine’s Catholic Parish, member and volunteer
  3. The Law Society of British Colombia
  4. Canadian Bar association
  5. Board member Cambie Village Business Improvement Association
  6. Co-founder and member of the Kenyan Community of BC Society (Ken-BC)

Hope to see you soon.

Jane G. Rukaria.

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