Trial and Appeal Lawyer
Najma Jamaldin, along with lawyers in her law chambers, offer legal services in criminal and regulatory defences and appeals.
Passionate about Canadian law and history, Najma has accumulated over 20 years of court expertise. With a deep belief in individual rights, she will apply herself to your case with professionalism and dedication. She engages in open communication with the client to ensure that you are kept updated throughout the process.
She has experience dealing with complex matters before all levels of court and regularly appears in the appellate courts. Najma has frequently participated as a panelist for several legal education conferences held by Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Hall Professional Development Program and the Criminal Lawyers Association. She serves on committees for the Advocates’ Society and Women’s Law Association of Ontario. Najma works with a network of lawyers in shared chambers to ensure you are served from all angles.
Najma Jamaldin is a member of:
Some of Najma Jamaldin’s cases:
Superior Court of Justice
– A. v. T.P.S.B., 2015 ONSC 553 (CanLII): claim of systemic abuse of Indigenous people in the context of a strip search pursuant to s. 15 and s. 24 (1) of the Charter
– A.G.O. v. $ 45, 078.46 (In Rem), 2010 O.J. 4344 (Ont. Sup. Crt.): recovery of assets seized by police
Ontario Court of Appeal
– R v. B., 2021 ONCA 171 (CanLII): new trial ordered for possession of firearms and ammunition convictions
– R. v. R.S., 2020 ONCA 39 (CanLII): new trial ordered for lack of disclosure in drug trafficking and possession convictions
– R. v. A-M, 2018 ONCA 305 (CanLII): sentence reduced for unforeseen immigration consequences after a guilty plea
– R. v. S, 2017 ONCA 178 (CanLII): new trial ordered in a case for a not criminally responsible accused
– R. v. T., (2010) ONCA 471: charges stayed based on police abuse pursuant to s.24(1) of the Charter
Supreme Court of Canada
– R. v. Q.,  2 SCR 390: regime for disclosure of private records in the hands of police
– O. E. v. W.,  3 SCR 263: the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the tort of public misfeasance, allowing an individual to sue a holder of public officer for abuse of that office