Bio

Balraj practices in the areas of Labour, Constitutional, Pension and Benefits, and Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Rights. In her Labour practice, Balraj represents trade unions, with a focus in the education and health care sectors.

In her pension and benefits practice, Balraj has provided advice to Boards of Trustees, plan administrators, trade unions and to individuals on a broad range of pension and benefits issues, including for example: advice around legislative compliance, trustee liability, litigation risks, plan restructuring and governance matters. Balraj has also successfully litigated on issues of disability pension benefits.

Balraj excels at problem solving – whether it involves providing practical and strategic advice to clients on governance issues, labour matters, and litigation strategy or representing clients through written and oral advocacy before administrative tribunals, regulators, arbitrators and the courtroom.

Balraj joined Cavalluzzo in 2019 after practicing in Halifax, Nova Scotia at a regional labour and litigation boutique firm, where she represented clients before various administrative decision-makers and all levels of court in Nova Scotia. She brings with her an impressive record of successful advocacy on behalf of individuals, trade unions, pension plans and First Nation clients.

Balraj is currently a member of the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section.

Education

  • Call to Ontario Bar, 2015

  • Call to Nova Scotia Bar, 2015

  • Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, 2014

  • University of British Columbia, BA, 2010

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Related Events

Event/Apr 26, 2020: 13:45 - 15:00

Sheilagh Turkington, Balraj Dosanjh, and Kaley Duff Speak at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education

Sheilagh Turkington, Balraj Dosanjh, and Kaley Duff are presenting at the 2020 CAPSLE Conference in Ottawa on April 26, 2020. They will be discussing ...

Related Blogs

/10 February 2021

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