Presenter/s: Catherine Sas QC and Joshua Slayen JD
Date: 22 June 2022
Time: noon - 2:30 pm Pacific
Type: webinar and recording
- CICC 2.5 hours - 2.5 CPD hours approved. Video recording will be valid until 22 June 2023. Includes 53 minutes of Ethics and Professionalism.
- LSBC 2.5 hours - 2.5 CPD hours approved - attendance to this course will provide you with 53 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.
- When to submit an H and C application? Perfected or non-perfected?
- Essential evidence to support an H and C
- Updating an H and C application.
- How to advise a client NOT to submit an H and C and the reasons for such advice
- Inside of Canada versus outside of Canada applications
- Recent case law developments
- Sample Cases
- Q & A and Ethical Considerations
CICC Essential Competency mapping
1.3 Interprets Canadian immigration and refugee legislation, regulations and policies.
1.3.1 Interprets the relevant sections of the IRPA and IRPR, Citizenship Act and Citizenship Regulations.
1.3.3 Identifies issues and concerns warranting special relief for humanitarian and compassionate applications and considerations.
6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice
6.1.2 Stays current and complies with legislation, regulation, professional standards, policies and guidelines.
8.2 Uses effective counselling skills when interacting with the client.
8.2.3 Assists the client in articulating their problems, defining their interests, ordering their objectives, and generating, assessing and implementing alternative solutions.
Catherine Sas QC
Sas and Ing Immigration - Owner and Founder
Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 25 years and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine was voted Best Immigration Lawyer in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” for the 7 th consecutive year in 2018.
Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association. Catherine is the past National Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently the Co-Vice Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California which enables her to better serve her American clientele in the film and television and digital media industries.
Catherine has been part of Team Canada and Team British Columbia trade missions to countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education seminars, appeared in parliamentary committees on immigration issues, and spoken at international conferences and symposiums. Catherine has worked extensively with clientele from around the world and travels frequently internationally to assist her clients with their Canadian immigration goals.
Joshua Slayen JD
Joshua is a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer who provides immigration services to individual and corporate clients world-wide.
Joshua regularly assists clients with immigration processing, admissibility issues, procedural fairness matters and refusals. He frequently appears at provincial and federal tribunals and levels of Court, and is well-known for his work in accompanying clients to ports-of-entry across Canada to resolve admissibility issues and facilitate the processing of complex work permit applications. Joshua also works with individuals and families, with an emphasis on employment, investment, citizenship, humanitarian / compassionate and family sponsorship-based applications.
Joshua has a diverse background in immigration law, which has included litigating complex immigration matters, and the processing of various temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship applications to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and international Canadian visa offices. Prior to joining Murphy and Company, Joshua practiced immigration law with other leading immigration firms in Canada. He was first called to the Bar in North Dakota (2009), and later called to the Bar in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.
Joshua is committed to helping clients turn visions into working realities through creative and innovative immigration strategies and a client-focused approach. Joshua has been blogging for The Huffington Post since 2012. He regularly lectures on immigration matters and has appeared on various media outlets.
In addition to Joshua’s Vancouver law practice, he has offices in Surrey, Abbotsford and Prince George, British Columbia.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg
Juris Doctor, University of North Dakota
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