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20231207 - Risk Prevention - Be afraid, be very, very afraid

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Gala Event including:

Coffee breaks


And our signature cocktail reception!

Moderator: Catherine Sas, KC, with presenters

Date: 7 December 2023

Time: 9 am - 5 pm Pacific time

Location: in person - Downtown, Vancouver at the Blue Horizon Hotel on the top floor. 

1225 Robson Street
Vancouver BC V6E 1C3

Type: in person, webinar and recording

Price: $195.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 6.5 hour/s - 6.5 CPD hours approved. Includes 60 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 6.5  hour/s - 6.5 CPD hours approved, recording valid until 31 December 2023 - attendance to this course will provide you with 60 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. 

IMM Seminars presents our Gala Event:

“Risk Prevention - Be afraid, be very, very afraid”

Includes coffee breaks, lunch and cocktail reception.


8:45 – 9 am



9 am – 10 am

Keynote address - Litigating Negligence in the Immigration Profession with Eoin Logan - Meridian Law Group


10 am – 10:30 am

What’s new in the World? Code of Conduct highlights with Lynn Gaudet -Immigration Help Desk


10:30 am to 10:45 am

Morning Break


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Crystal Ball Projections – What to expect in the year/s ahead? With Richard Kurland- Kurland Tobe/Lexbase; Rudolf J. Kischer - MKS Immigration Lawyers; and Catherine Sas KC - Sas and Ing


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

File Management – How to maintain a file FOR YOUR CLIENT! With Tiffany Chi – J. Kenney Consulting; and Raman Goraya - MKS Immigration Law


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break/networking


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

IAD Hearings – Finding the Right Preparation Partner with Alex Ning - Alex Ning Notary Corporation; Peter Larlee - Larlee Rosenberg


2:15 pm – 3 pm

Business Immigration Processing Update – Can you really recommend the SUV program? With Richard Kurland - Kurland Tobe/Lexbase


3 pm – 3:15 pm

Afternoon Break


3:15 pm – 4 pm

To POE or not to POE. That is the question with Deanna Okun Nachoff – McCrea Immigration Law LLP


4 pm – 5 pm

60 Ethics tips in 60 minutes with Moderator Catherine Sas KC


5 pm – 6 pm




CICC Essential Competency mapping  


Foundational Knowledge

1.3  Interprets Canadian immigration and refugee legislation, regulations and policies. 

       1.3.3 Differentiates the functions and powers of the various federal departments and agencies which have a role in immigration and citizenship matters.

1.5 Synthesizes and applies case law to various immigration and citizenship cases.

       1.5.2 Identifies the leading cases that impact Canadian immigration, refugee and citizenship.

Legal Research and Informatics

Business Management and Leadership

4.7 Reviews business practices and performances to ensure efficient and quality service.


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

      6.1.2 Stays current and complies with legislations, regulation, professional standards, policies and guidelines.


Catherine Sas KC

Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 30 years and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine has been voted Best Immigration Lawyer in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” for the many years.

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 a past Co-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 at 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.


Our line up of  presenters :

Eoin Logan - Meridian Law Group - Keynote Speaker

Lynn Gaudet - Immigration Help Desk

Richard Kurland - Kurland Tobe

Rudolf Kischer - MKS Immigration Lawyers

Alex Ning - Alexander Ning Notary Corporation

Tiffany Chi – J. Kenney Consulting

Rmana Goraya - Immigration Law

Deanna Okun Nachoff - McCrea Immigration Law

Peter Larlee - Larlee Rosenberg


While speakers and topics are confirmed at the time of publication, sometimes things happen which are beyond the control of Imm Seminars. If that happens substitutions or cancellations to speaker/s and/or topic/s may be necessary. In those cases, Imm Seminars will advise all registrants by email as soon as possible. We will also update the Imm Seminars website. We appreciate your cooperation in these cases.