Jasmine Daya is a lawyer and the Managing Principal of Jasmine Daya & Co. She is also a published author, blogger, podcaster and speaker.
Jasmine graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. She completed the Canadian Securities Course in 2004. Prior to commencing her undergraduate studies, Jasmine completed a Pre-college Summer program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jasmine graduated from Queen’s University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Laws. While at Queen’s, Jasmine was the recipient of the Reuben Wells Leonard prize in Business law and an active volunteer within the Queen’s Law community. During the Summer of 2003, Jasmine completed an International and Comparative Law Program through Tulane University that was hosted by McGill University.
After completion of the Bar Admissions Course and exams, Jasmine commenced her articles in 2005 and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006. While continuing to practice as a full-time lawyer, Jasmine studied at Osgoode Hall graduating in 2009 with a Master of Laws.
In 2013, Jasmine received a Certificate from Harvard Law School for successful completion of the Negotiation course for lawyers and executives. In 2019, Jasmine received a Certificate from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for successful completion of the Digital Marketing and Analytics course.
Jasmine volunteered as Duty Counsel (civil litigation) at the Toronto courthouse for Pro Bono Law Ontario for years. She has also guest lectured for the Insurance Law and Torts Law courses at Queen’s University and for the Personal Injury course at Osgoode Hall. She served as a mentor to the grade 11 Law class at the Bishop Strachan School and also served as a mentor for the Toronto Lawyers Association.
Jasmine serves as the firm’s Articling Principal. She has served as a judge on Law Day for the OBA/OJEN high school mock trials and as a judge for the Fulford Debate for high school students.
Jasmine also mentors and provides placements at her firm for co-op students in high school, college and university. Jasmine derives great pleasure from inspiring young minds to aim high, work hard, set goals and achieve them.
She has published articles titled “The Initial Client Interview” (The Litigator Magazine), “The MVAC Fund – The Procedure for Successful Recovery” (The Litigator Magazine), “The Top 5 Accident Benefit Cases” (Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Conference), “Lawyers need balance as well as good business skills” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Work Life Balance” (OTLA Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter), “To curb gun violence in Toronto, we need to stop flow of illegal weapons” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Cannabis legalization: Avoiding the personal injury potholes” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Donald Trump is teaching our kids to be cyberbullies” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Class action lawsuit raises questions for Ford, insurance regulator” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Bad Weed’s Now The Government’s Problem, And So Are The Inevitable Lawsuits” (The Huffington Post), “We salute the ‘Notorious RBG’ and Canadian women legal trailblazers” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Women in the Practice of Law” (The Litigator Magazine), “Kim Kardashian makes mockery of practice of law” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “A law girl’s bump in the road” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “A law girl’s bump in the road: clashing Indian and Canadian values” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “A law girl’s bump in the road: Articling after pregnancy” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Preconceived views on sex stereotypes affect male stripper case” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Ride share or ride scare?” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Often imitated, but never duplicated The “Notorious” (The Lawyer’s Daily), COVID-19 vaccine injury lawsuits – Don’t count on it (The Lawyer’s Daily), Boom, bust and echo: Law firms are not immune (The Lawyer’s Daily) Bill 118: Slip and fall incident? You won’t be able to sue | Jasmine Daya (The Lawyer’s Daily)
Jasmine was a blogger for The Huffington Post.
In addition, Jasmine has written the following blog posts: Bouncer Assault, Standardized Lease Agreements are Real in Ontario, Are Your Children Being Cyberbullied?, Claims Involving Minors, Cyberbullying ‘Momo Challenge’ a threat to parents – hoax or not, What the Heck is a “Bencher”?, Raptors Parade Chaos Causes Injury! , Kevin O’Leary’s Boating Accident Serves as a Reminder , Courts During COVID-19, Law Girl Blog: Halloween
Jasmine has presented webinars for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. In “Personal Injury is more than Motor Vehicle Accidents” she discussed the civil law as it relates to cyberbullying and club/bar assaults. In “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion” she discussed the Law Society’s new continuing professional development requirement of all licensees in Ontario. Jasmine presented at the 2nd Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit on “Uninsured, Unidentified and Underinsured Coverage: Knowing Which Insurer to Sue”.
Jasmine has enjoyed being a speaker at conferences and panels held by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, on Career Day at the Bishop Strachan School, at various events held by the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, at the Earl Haig Secondary School Co-op Appreciation event, and at the Home Trust Women’s Day Symposium.
Jasmine was invited to speak on a panel for the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, where she discussed the License Appeal Tribunal from a Plaintiff’s perspective and at an Insurance Defence law firm on various topics related to personal injury law. She was also invited to speak on a panel for the Toronto Lawyers Association on “How to Build a Book of Business as a New Lawyer”. Jasmine was invited to speak on a panel for the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity conference to discuss the current state of the law on cyberbullying. She was invited on a panel for the Toronto Lawyers Association to discuss “Virtual Court Appearances”. She was also invited on a panel for the Young Women in Law Association to discuss “Questioning your Career in Quarantine”.
Jasmine is extremely committed to serving her clients as a lawyer however she also pursues her passions outside the office. She launched JD in the Kitchen which provides simple recipes, tips and tricks for balancing a busy lifestyle with making time for home cooked meals to enjoy with family and friends. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @jdinthekitchen. Jasmine’s first cookbook “Indian Appetizers & Chutneys” is now available on JD in the Kitchen. As well as her two follow up cookbooks – Sweet Indian Snacks” and “Indian Snacks, Pickles, and Preserves
Jasmine also published her first fiction novel, Law Girl’s Bump in the Road under the pen name, Leia London which is currently available on Amazon. Jasmine chose to use a pen name to differentiate between her voice as a lawyer and that of a “chicklit” author.
Jasmine has appeared on CBC News, CTV Kitchener, CHCH Morning Live, Global News Morning Show, CP24 Breakfast, CTV Your Morning Show Toronto, CTV Morning Live Ottawa, CTV Morning Live Winnipeg and CTV News Channel.
Jasmine has been a guest on various radio shows including “The Nightside” NEWSTALK 1010, “Ask the Experts” NEWSTALK 1010, “The Showgram” NEWSTALK 1010, Kultur’D Global News Radio 640, The Humble and Fred Radio Show, Global News Radio 900 CHML Hamilton, “Ottawa Now” NEWSTALK 580 CFRA, Global News 770 CHQR Calgary, 980 CFPL London, 980 CJME Regina and AM680 News.
Jasmine was interviewed in The Litigator magazine’s 25 year anniversary edition as one of 25 lawyers featured. Jasmine has also been interviewed by My Business Magazine, Advocate Daily, Law Times, The Lawyer’s Daily, The Toronto Sun, Auburn Lane, Defective Geeks, Five Question Series, Fusia Magazine, FYIG, DESI Magazine, Occhi Magazine, Suhaag Magazine, Urban Asian, Humble Beginning Entrepreneurs, Anokhi Magazine, South Asian Woman, Desi Today, Darpan Magazine, Desi News, Lulu, Post City Magazine, Queen’s Law, CTV, The Globe and Mail, VITA Daily, The Peterborough Examiner, Edmonton Macaroni Kids, BC Parent Magazine, Style Canada and Vice Canada.
In addition to her own podcast, Law Girl, Jasmine has been invited as a guest on the FACL Podcast for their miniseries about Asian Canadian Women in Law and on the Run GPG Podcast to discuss entrepreneurship, business, professional development and the real estate industry.
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