Presenter/s: T.D. (Dani) Willetts RCIC and Steven Meurrens JD
Date: 16 November 2021
Time: noon - 2 pm Pacific
Type: webinar and recording
- CICC 2 hours - 2 CPD hours approved, valid until 16 November 2022
- LSBC 2 hours - Approved: attendance to this course will provide you with .25 hours/15 minutes of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting.
- For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.
- What is Case Law
- Landmark Cases and how they have changed immigration decisions
- Where to find cases and case law
- How to use case law in your submissions
- Top five takeaways
T.D. Willetts RCIC
Ms. Willets has been an Accredited Immigration Consultant since August 2013. Prior to that she worked with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for 25 years. She was originally hired as an Immigration Officer, but in the 10 years prior to retiring from the department, she was primarily an Immigration Supervisor. She has extensive experience in every inland immigration program and several overseas programs. Although substantively a decision maker and supervisor, her career also included opportunities to work in several other capacities including:
- Intelligence Liaison Officer
- Justice Liaison Officer
- Regional Program Advisor
- Senior Policy Advisor
- PRRA Coordinator
- Visa Officer
- Supervisor in Charge of Outreach (for the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Regional Training Coordinator
Ms. Willets is a certified departmental and interdepartmental trainer and a frequently requested speaker for external partners including:
- Other government departments
- Immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association
- Universities and colleges, and others
While employed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ms. Willets was recognized nationally three times for her initiatives in outreach. She received the Head of Public Service Award, the Deputy Minister’s Award and the Public Service Award of Excellence.
Currently, in addition to Immigration consulting, continues to be a frequently requested presenter and has presented for many groups either as a government representative before retiring or as an instructor for Continuing Professional Development programs for her colleagues. She’s also been featured as a guest on Borderlines, a podcast hosted by Steven Meurrens and Peter Edelmann in Vancouver and the regular podcast hosted by Mark Holthe an immigration lawyer in Edmonton.
Steven Meurrens JD
Steven is a Vancouver based Canadian immigration lawyer who advises clients on all Canadian immigration and citizenship issues. He has significant experience representing corporate and individual clients in obtaining visas and permits for many business-related purposes, including, but not limited to, Labour Market Opinions, intracompany transfers, international trade agreements, specialty business visits, and transitioning from temporary to permanent resident under numerous federal economic streams. His corporate clients include businesses engaged in mining, telecommunications, construction, hospitality, and technology start-ups.
In addition to his business immigration practice, Steven has extensive experience in family-based immigration matters. He also has an active practice assisting people who have been denied entry to Canada and to those whom have had visa applications refused. He has appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court. Steven is the Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia’s Immigration Subsection. He is a published columnist, a regular panelist at immigration law conferences, and is the author of a very widely read blog on Canadian immigration law.
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