Immigration Issues In Depth 2013

Course Date: December 6, 2013

Total: 1h 35min

Welcome and Introduction

Darryl W. Larson — Embarkation Law Group, Vancouver
Sandra E. Weafer — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver

Jurisprudence Update: Administrative and Immigration Law

Professor Cristie Ford — Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 
Warren Puddicombe — Elgin, Cannon & Associates, Vancouver
Banafsheh Sokhansanj — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver 

Networking Break

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada—Emerging Trends and New Initiatives

Philip J. MacAulay — Member, Refugee Appeal Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver
Kashi Mattu — Member, Immigration Appeal Division, IRB, Vancouver
David Vinokur — General Counsel, Legal Services, IRB, Toronto
Colleen Zuk — Coordinating Member, Refugee Protection Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver 

Lunch with Featured Speaker: "Informal Conversation with the Judge"

Judge Anne-Marie Kains — Citizenship Judge, Western Region, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Vancouver

Canadian Citizenship—Do you have it? How do you get it? How do you lose it?

  • historical overview of Canadian citizenship
  • citizenship process
  • requirements
  • residency
  • citizenship test
  • language test
  • processing times
  • mandamus
  • adoption
  • revocation process
Darcy Bromley — Supervisor, Temporary Resident and Refugee Unit, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Vancouver
Rudolf J. Kischer —
Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, Vancouver
R. Keith Reimer — Senior Counsel, Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver

Practice Management and Ethics: Interviewing

  • effective interviewing under tight timelines
  • building trust and rapport
  • interviewing safety with clients who have been traumatized
  • spousal sponsorship
  • criminality

Sharalyn Jordan — Assistant Professor, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Surrey
Gordon Maynard — Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, Vancouver

Networking Break

View from the Bench

The Honourable Russel W. Zinn — Federal Court, Ottawa