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Jian Kang

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I try to explain obscure legal concepts to clients in an intuitive way to enable them to make fully informed decisions. My compassion for my clients drives me to work hard for each person.

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Jian Kang practises family law in MacLean Law’s Vancouver office. In an effort to help bridge the information gap between members of the public and the legal community, Jian always strives to ensure clients feel comfortable and safe when seeking family law resolutions. Jian brings a philosophy to his work in law that is reflected in the words of wisdom by Lao Tzu, “Simplicity, patience, compassion are one’s greatest treasures.”

Jian is a true left brain-right brain individual, combining his creative empathetic nature with his ability to logically see the legal chess board. This makes him a perfect lawyer for family law. Educating clients about legal options such as arbitration, mediation and litigation is critically important in family law, and Jian’s past teaching experience allows him help each client make fully-informed decisions and strategize for optimal outcomes, be it related to separation, divorce, child support, spousal support or parenting arrangements.

Jian’s education started on the science and math path, where he completed a Bachelor and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Victoria. He began teaching math, and soon became interested in designing a math concepts book that engaged young students with pop culture. Jian is in the process of completing Mathelantis, a fantasy fiction with original illustrations that integrates BC math curricula into an adventure full of enchanted creatures and epic battles.

Jian Kang decided to pursue a career in law and completed his Juris Doctor at the UBC Faculty of Law. He worked at the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, providing free legal advice to low-income aboriginal people. He has worked with family law and personal injury files.

Outside of law and math, Jian’s love of creativity includes painting, sketching and creative writing. His varied talents and compassion make him a sought-after Vancouver family lawyer. Jian is fluent in Mandarin.

Education

2015: Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia
2010: Master of Science, University of Victoria Received National Science and Engineering Research Grant Completed Master’s thesis independently and published internationally
2007: Bachelor of Science, Unive

credentials

2016: British Columbia Bar

experience

2016: Lawyer, MacLean Law, Vancouver BC
2015: Articled Student, MacLean Law, Vancouver BC
2015: Articled Student, Feller & Associates, Vancouver BC
2015: Articled Student, UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
2014: Research Assistant, UBC Faculty of Law
2010 – 2014: Founder, Kang’s Math Studio
2008 – 2010: Co-op Software Engineer, Ericsson Canada

languages
Mandarin

"If you're looking for a lawyer with a great understanding of Chinese and English, Jian Kang is your guy! He's also patient and very organized."

J. Chai