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 News

News/29 November 2022

Bill 124 Declared Unconstitutional

Significant Win For The Labour Movement

News/9 April 2021

Article Written by Cavalluzzo Published on Legal Matters Canada

Published Article Focuses on How Complaints Against Ontario Teachers are Investigated

Related Events

Event/Apr 26, 2020

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

Blog/7 November 2022

Belmont case: Repayment of Pension Money Paid in error

In October, the Nova Scotia court released a decision dealing with repayment of amounts paid in error to a pension plan member (Belmont Financial Serv...
Blog/24 June 2022

CAPSA releases Draft Consultation on ESG Considerations in Pension Plan Management

Draft includes three principles which could add clarity to pension plan fiduciaries on ESG issues

CAPSA has released a Consultation for comment which addresses ESG considerations and is seeking any comments by September 15, 2022.
Blog/29 April 2022

BC Decision Addresses Fiduciary Duties of Pension Plan Trustees

Larkin v Johnson, 2022 BCSC 603

In the recently released case, Larkin v. Johnson (2022 BCSC 603), the BC Court made several helpful comments related to the fiduciary duties of plan t...
Blog/7 October 2021

Canada (Attorney General) v First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

The Federal Court upholds award of human rights damages to First Nations children and their families

The Federal Court upholds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s historic award in Canada (AG) v First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada...