Jacqueline Bart, Barrister & Solicitor

Jacqueline Bart, Barrister & Solicitor
Jacqueline Bart, Barrister & Solicitor
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Jacqueline Rose Bart is a Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada with over 25 years of experience in Canadian immigration law, including at Canada's largest law firm, the High Court of Justice, London, UK and at the UNHRC in Geneva. She is the author, co-author and/or editor-in-chief of fifteen (15) immigration law books, including a 3,000+ page Canada/US Relocation Treatise, updated quarterly, in addition to over 90 other immigration law publications.

Jacqueline is currently the President of the Immigration and Nationality Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and Vice-Chair of the Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). She is also the Vice-Chair of the ABA, Section of International Law, Immigration and Naturalization Committee and a member of the Steering Group for the International Law Practice Management Forum.

Jacqueline has chaired and presented at over 75 international and national bar association and congresses worldwide, including the IBA, UIA, IPBA, CBA, OBA, AILA, ABA, CCAT, AIJA and WTO. She has received multiple awards as the Leading Immigration Lawyer in Canada and Immigration Lawyer of the Year-Canada and was rated as the “most highly regarded” immigration specialist in Canada and ranks 5th in North America (by the law research sponsor of the American Bar Association SIL). Her team of immigration professionals has been described as ‘impressive’ and ‘outstanding’ in the media. She is a retired member of the diplomatic corps in Toronto as an ex officio honorary Consul of Ecuador.

Jacqueline founded BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers and Solicitors in 1994. BartLAW provides full service immigration and citizenship law advice to corporations and individuals in addition to representation at hearings, appeals and judicial reviews at the Federal Court of Canada. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for various children’s charities and provides pro-bono immigration assistance at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto.

  • President, 61st Annual Congress of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), Toronto 2017
  • President, Immigration and Nationality Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) (since 2010-2015)
  • Vice-Chair, Immigration and Naturalization Committee of the American Bar Association – Section of International Law (ABA – SIL) (2012, 2013-present);
  • Vice-Chair, Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (2010, 2013-2015);
  • Member of the Steering Group, International Law Practice Management Forum of the American Bar Association Section of International Law (2013-2015)
  • Vice-Chair, Canada Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law (2012-2014)
  • Chair, Nationality and Immigration Commission’s Scientific Program for the Annual Conference of the UIA (2010);
  • Chair, Immigration Practice Group, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) (2006-2012)
  • Board of Directors, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) (since 2010-2012)
  • Co-chair, Practice Group Committee of the Board Directors, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF);
  • Chair, Global Migration Committee for the Rome District Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association(AILA) (2011);
  • Mentor, Law Society of Upper Canada Immigration Certified Specialist and Immigration Law (LSUC);
  • Co-chair, Global Migration Forum of the Global Migration Action Group (GMAG) (2011);
  • Newsletter Editor, Immigration and Nationality Commission of the Union Internationale Des Avocats (2009-2011);
  • Chair, CLE Institute of the Ontario Bar Association on Immigration Issues (OBA)(2009, 2011, and 2012);
  • Chair, Immigration Section CBSA Port of Entry Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association; founded the OBA’s CIC CBSA Enforcement Sub-Committee (2006).
  • Honorary Consul of Ecuador, (ex officio);
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (2014);
  • Retired Member, Consular Corps, Toronto; and
  • Member, Program Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)