Live webinar February 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording
SUMMARY: This course provides an overview of the most notable immigration law jurisprudence from 2021. The course will review case law from the Immigration and Refugee Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada. The instructor will begin with some practical pointers on how to best use jurisprudence within legal submissions on immigration applications. The instructor will then review the key cases from each tribunal/court and discuss the implications of each decision.
• Effective Use of Case Law in Immigration
○ Case law research tips and tricks
○ Top 10 practical tips for incorporating jurisprudence in your submissions
• Notable Immigration and Refugee Board (‘IRB’) Decisions
• Refugee Appeal Division decisions
• Immigration Appeal Division decisions
• Notable Federal Court Decisions
• Notable Federal Court of Appeal Decisions
• Notable Supreme Court of Canada Decisions
For Lawyers and Paralegals
Law Society of Ontario
• Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 2 hours
Law Society of British Columbia
• Approved for 2 CPD credits
Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
• For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements
For Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants
College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
• Approved for 2 CPD hours
• Video recording valid until February 10, 2023
Awaiting Further Accreditation
Barrister & Solicitor
Litigation Consultant and Principal at Plett Law P.C.
Sam is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, Sam studied Peace and Conflict Studies at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Refugee Lawyers Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.
Sam has experience in a wide variety of immigration matters, including applications involving inadmissibility matters, humanitarian and compassionate applications, pre-removal risk assessments, family sponsorship applications, temporary resident permits, and applications for work and study permits. Sam has extensive experience with applications for Judicial Review before the Federal Court of Canada, including applications involving constitutional challenges and motions for stays of removal; and has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal. Sam has appeared before all three Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board in various matters including refugee hearings, appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division, and detention reviews.
Prior to his work at Plett Law Professional Corporation, Sam was a Partner and Head of Litigation at Desloges Law Group.
In 2015, Sam received the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Section Founders’ Award, given to a young lawyer “for achieving professional excellence, providing leadership, and making a significant contribution to the Canadian citizenship & immigration community”.
As a law student, Sam was awarded the Ting Sum Tang Memorial Prize (awarded to the student taking the highest place in Immigration Law) and the John Yaremko Award in Human Rights.