Joshua Tan joins Railtown Law as an articled student. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in Political Science and East Asian Studies from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts in History from Simon Fraser University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia. He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Joshua works extensively with immigrant communities and finds the work of community and relationship building and intercultural conflict management very rewarding.
In his younger days, Joshua ran as a competitive track athlete. Trading in his spikes for a military uniform, he ran to the rescue of others as a combat medic. These days, Joshua is learning to embrace a less hurried life, no longer running to or from anything. Outside of work, he is often found at the dojo, where he trains in Yoshinkan Aikido.
While attending law school, he volunteered as a Clinician with the UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program in their Chinatown clinic, and participated in a public interest work placement with a community organization in Richmond. He has represented clients before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the BC Human Rights Tribunal. He is also a trained mediator who has mediated small claim cases before the Provincial Court of British Columbia.