Immigration Issues in Depth 2012


Course Date: December 07, 2012

Total: 6h 26min

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 Mary Liston — 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 Issues

Larry Campbell — Interim Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Appeal Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver
Craig Costantino — Elgin, Cannon & Associates, Vancouver
David Vinokur — General Counsel – Legal Services, IRB, Toronto
Michael McPhalen — Member, Immigration Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Practice Management—Alternatives to Litigation

  • request re-opening or reconsideration of decision
  • possibility of settlement with DOJ or tribunal/minister’s representative
  • try again—prepare a better immigration application

Laura A. Best — Embarkation Law Group, Vancouver
Larry Campbell — Interim Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Appeal Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver
Helen C-H. Park — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver

Criminal Inadmissibility

  • inadmissibility for criminality, serious criminality, and organized criminality
  • overview of the legislative provisions, new developments in jurisprudence, and strategic considerations
  • legislative changes affecting detention review, refugee claim eligibility, and rights of appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

Jennifer Anaka — Hearings Officer, Hearings and Appeals, Inland Enforcement Section, Enforcement and Intelligence Division, Canada Border Services Agency, Vancouver
Jennifer Dagsvik — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver
Peter H. Edelmann — Edelmann and Company, Vancouver

Networking Break

View From the Bench

  • brief paper on "Stays"
  • short versions of the decisions he wrote in teaching tools for the Federal Court and students in respect of Socrates (political opinion), Julius Caesar (war crimes and crimes against humanity), and Joan of Arc (gender related persecution)

The Honourable Michel M. J. Shore — Federal Court of Canada, Ottawa