Naheed Bardai appointed judge of Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan

Bardia served as Vice-Chair of Legal Affairs for Ismaili Muslim Council for the Prairies

NAHEED Bardai, a partner at MLT Aikins LLP in Saskatoon, has been appointed a judge of the Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan. The announcement was made on Monday by Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti.

Bardai replaces Justice G.A. Chicoine (Estevan), who resigned effective September 6, 2019.

Bardai is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, where he earned a degree in Social Sciences and Law. After completing his articles in Toronto, Bardai joined the Ottawa law firm of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, where he practised in the areas of civil litigation, construction, and condominium law.

In 2004, he moved to Saskatchewan to be closer to his spouse, Ayisha, who was studying to become a pediatrician. He spent the last 15 years with the firm of MLT Aikins, where he was a partner in the civil litigation group.

His litigation experience includes handling civil trials in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, on a host of issues.

Bardai has served in a number of leadership roles. He has served as President of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, Chair of Habitat for Humanity (Saskatoon), Vice-Chair of Legal Affairs for the Ismaili Muslim Council for the Prairies, President of the Canadian Condominium Institute (Northern Saskatchewan), Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (Ottawa), and a member of the Board of Junior Achievement Saskatchewan. He also served on the Committee that reviewed and revised the Saskatchewan Tariff of Costs.

Bardai regularly teaches and conducts seminars for the Canadian Bar Association’s civil litigation section and the CPLED articling student program.

Bardai is fluently bilingual in French and English. Outside of his working hours, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing the piano.