Shamim lives in Vancouver, BC and is a practicing lawyer. She focuses her practice in the areas of Family Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution. Shamim obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall, York University, in Toronto, Ontario. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1988, and in BC, in 2004. Shamim has been actively involved as a volunteer in various local non-profit organizations. She currently serves as the President of the West Point Grey Community Association Board of Directors.