Daljit Nirman is President of Nirman’s Law Professional Corporation and past sessional lecturer of law. He has been inducted into Order of Ottawa in 2021 and received 2022 Community Builder Award of United Way of East Ontario. He has over three decades of diverse legal experience from the Industry, has received a Master of Laws from University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours and Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi. He also posses post-graduate specialized diplomas in Labour Laws; International Law, Industrial Relations & Personnel Management and Law of International Institutions.
His practice areas include Canadian immigration, human rights, corporate and property laws. He has appeared before quasi-judicial boards and tribunals, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Federal Court of Canada. Daljit has advised a range of individuals, partnerships, developers, corporate clients, non-government entities on corporate governance regulation, business regulation including shareholders agreements, leases, franchise agreements, joint-venture agreements and on the implementation of particular compliance programs with applicable regulatory reporting and disclosure requirements and restrictions on an ongoing basis. He has successfully handled multi-million dollar transactions for his clients. Moreover, Daljit is a strong advocate of alternate dispute resolution and views it as a foundation for much of his practice.
Daljit was appointed to the Ottawa Police Services Board by Order in Council (137/2019) for three year term expiring in Feb 2022 which was further extended by three-years term until Feb 2025 by Order in Council (1734/2021). Daljit resigned from the Ottawa Police Services Board in March 2022.
The Ottawa Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality. As Human Resources Committee Chair, I was responsible for developing board collective bargaining objectives and a strategy for negotiations with the two police associations, in consultation with the Chief of Police, labour relations and annually reviewing the performance of Chief of Police, Deputy Chiefs, Chief Administrative Officer and Board Executive Director. I was a member of the Collective Bargaining negotiations, and the board reached a settlement with Members of the Ottawa Police Association. In June 2020, I introduced a Motion on Systemic Racism, Discrimination and Bias which was unanimously adopted by the Board for its implementation and strategic direction for the OPS. After intense consultations with the community and racialized members of OPS, I also brought forward the Motion for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the service which was unanimously adopted by the Board.