Shireen Bangash is a junior associate with Beresh Law. Shireen joined the firm in June 2020, and articled under the tutelage of Brian A. Beresh, Q.C. Shireen’s practice is solely focused on criminal defence work, including offences under the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Traffic Safety Act and other regulatory legislation.
Shireen graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in April 2020, where she focused her legal studies on criminal law specifically. She successfully completed courses such as: Advanced Criminal Law, Advanced Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Sentencing Law, Advocacy, Law of Bail, Advanced Constitutional Law, Constitutional Litigation, and Advanced Criminal Trial Advocacy. Shireen had the privilege of learning about the practice of criminal law from instructors who were leading academics and practitioners in criminal law, as well as Justices of the Court. In her final year, Shireen participated in the Clinton J. Ford Moot, a criminal appellate advocacy moot, where she had the privilege of being coached by a senior appellate prosecutor with Alberta Justice. The moot was judged by three sitting judges from the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.
While in law school, Shireen dedicated a majority of her time to assisting low-income individuals charged with criminal offences through Student Legal Services (“SLS”), a non-profit, student-run organization that provides free legal assistance to individuals charged with criminal offences. During her time with SLS, Shireen represented dozens of individuals charged with a wide range of criminal and regulatory offences, including drug possession, assault, mischief, impaired driving, and possession of weapon offences. Shireen is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Student Legal Services.
During her articles, Shireen had the opportunity to assist with a variety of extremely serious cases, including allegations of sexual assault, drug trafficking, fraud, manslaughter and murder. She has worked on, and appeared as second chair, on files at both the trial and appellate level. Shireen has also appeared before the Parole Board of Canada and the SafeRoads Alberta Board. Shireen is a member of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, and is able to assist individuals in Pashto and Urdu as well.
Shireen is happy to assist you, no matter the type of allegation you are facing. She will give your case the attention that it deserves. If you need assistance or advice, contact Shireen at (780) 421-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free in-person, virtual or phone consultation.