Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)
5 h Substantive
40 m Professionalism
50 m EDI Professionalism

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  • Monmi GoswamiCounsel
    Department of Justice Canada
  • Alyssa ManningManager – Lawyer, Refugee Law Office
    Legal Aid Ontario

For lawyers and paralegals working in citizenship, immigration, and refugee law, this two-day summit gives you a comprehensive update on quickly changing rules and programs. Our presenters review how tribunals and courts have transitioned to online processes and adjudication and give you tips on how to effectively navigate the new procedures. Government immigration and refugee officials, Department of Justice lawyers, adjudicators, and private practitioners join together to create informative panels that provide you with up-to-date information and give you ample opportunity to ask your questions.

  • Receive an update on recent board and court cases 
  • Hear about the latest temporary immigration programs 
  • Understand how criminal proceedings can impact your client’s refugee case 
  • Learn how to follow the Federal Court’s new protocol on solicitor competence 


  • Monmi GoswamiCounselDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Alyssa ManningManager – Lawyer, Refugee Law OfficeLegal Aid Ontario
  • The Honourable John NorrisFederal Court of Canada
  • Christopher EzrinCounselDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Asiya HirjiStaff LawyerDowntown Legal Services
  • Katie JamesLawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LawPRO®)
  • Warda Shazadi MeighenLandings LLP
  • Djawid TaheriTaheri Law Office
  • Kate WebsterStaff LawyerRefugee Law Office
  • Amy KingCounselDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Emma WhiteStaff Lawyer, LAO LAWLegal Aid Ontario
  • Richard SharpeDirector, Equity, Anti-Racism, Diversity and InclusionDepartment of Justice Canada
  • The Honourable Justice Donald J. RennieFederal Court of Canada
  • Jacqueline SwaislandLandings LLP
  • Marianne ZoricGeneral Counsel, Ontario Regional Office, National Litigation SectorDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Ayesha KumararatneKumararatne Law
  • Megan HowattCriminal CounselLegal Aid Ontario
  • Swathi SekharSwathi Sekhar PC
  • James McNameeSenior DirectorImmigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • David SchembriSenior Program Advisor, Asylum Interoperability TeamImmigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Jeannine PlamondonCrown ProsecutorPublic Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Desiree AdamsMember, Anti-Racism Working GroupRefugee Appeal Division
  • Lisa BootDirector, Human ResourcesImmigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Lynne LamarcheDirectorCanada Border Services Agency
  • Kimberly RoachPolicy Counsel for the Racialized Communities StrategyLegal Aid Ontario
  • Melany MercierDirectorImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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