20 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto ON | Mon-Fri 9:00 - 6:00

Effective Advocacy for Immigration Lawyers

Chaired by: Mario D. Bellissimo, C.S., Bellissimo Law Group

June 21, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attend live in Toronto at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, or view by live webcast

Total CPD = 2 Substantive Hours + 1 Professionalism Hour
New Members = 3 Hours


Want to be a more effective advocate for your immigration clients? Attend this program to gain valuable tips and strategies on how to be more persuasive in making written and oral arguments. Whether your clients are businesses, families or individual refugee claimants, your advocacy skills will be enhanced by attending this informative session.


Topics include:

Building your case through effective interview skills.
Advocating persuasively at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
Understanding what makes a good memorandum of fact and law at the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Avoiding the five most common mistakes on memoranda for leave to appeal.
Addressing ethical issues on retainers and referring agents.

Speakers include:

Lois D. Figg, Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Protection Division, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Barbara Jackman, LSM, Jackman & Associates
Betsy Kane, C.S., Capelle Kane Immigration Lawyers Professional Corporation
Joel M. Rubinoff, Legal Advisor, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Program FEE: $210 plus taxes includes PDF materials and 30 day access to the archived webcast

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