Joanna Recalma is an unconventional mother, wife and litigator. Her lineage includes Pentlatch, Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw, Haida, Icelandic and Chilean. She is often recognized by the silhouette of her uncooperative hair and mistaken for a client by visiting Judges and most Court Clerks outside of Nanaimo.
Joanna runs a small family law and child protection practice based out of Nanaimo, B.C. She strives to be an effective advocate for her clients who are navigating Supreme Court, Provincial Court and in particular the murky waters of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.