Laila received both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia. She was one of thirteen students in her class to graduate with a Business Law Designation and Specialization in Tax. While in university, she was elected as the President of the UBC Golden Key Honours Society and served as the Philanthropy Chair for the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority (Beta Kappa Chapter). She continues to be active with both of these organizations today. Once in law school, Laila co-founded and served as the President of the International and Human Rights Law Association.
Since her early years in high-school, Laila has always been passionate about helping others and has traveled overseas on two humanitarian expeditions, partnering with the Canadian Red Cross Society, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to raise funds to help build and sustain early childhood development centers. She has always believed that knowledge is power. Therefore, in an effort to continue to enhance the knowledge of those around her, she writes weekly articles (which can be found in the Blog section) and hosts periodic seminars about basic legal concepts. Laila is always looking for new ways to use her legal skills to get involved with and serve her community.
Since starting her legal career, Laila has had a number of opportunities to work in both the public and private legal sector, and has experience working for the Department of Justice in their Tax Law Services Division, as well as privately in a busy full service firm in the Tri-Cities and a boutique firm in downtown Vancouver. Her practice currently consists of wills and estates and business law. When Laila is not working, she enjoys putting on presentations for the public, volunteering with the Arthritis Society and meeting new people.