Lobat Sadrehashemi, Barrister & Solicitor
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Children in immigration process
Lobat Sadrehashemi is a refugee and immigration lawyer practicing in Vancouver. Lobat regularly acts for clients at the Federal Court and the Immigration and Refugee Board. She has also argued as an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada. Lobat's practice includes refugee hearings, judicial reviews, motions for stay of removal, immigration and refugee appeals, detention reviews, admissibility hearings and other immigration applications.
Lobat graduated from the University of Toronto's joint law and social work program and has focused her legal career on social justice work. After articling and working at Lorne Waldman's office, Lobat spent the first years of practice at the legal non-profit Pivot Legal Society. She also has worked at the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre, focusing on systemic human rights issues facing low-income people.
Lobat is President of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) and on the legal committee for West Coast LEAF. She has also served as Chair of the CBA's Refugee Lawyers Group in Vancouver.
Lobat has written numerous articles and reports on refugee and human rights issues. In 2015, Lobat co-authored a report funded by the Law Foundation of BC, “Refugee reform and access to counsel in British Columbia”, that examined how changes to the refugee system have had serious consequences for refugee claimants. Also in 2015, Lobat authored “Conditional Permanent Residence: The Dangers of Making Immigration Status Conditional on Living with a Spouse.”
Lobat has testified at the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. She is a frequent speaker at legal conferences and regularly provides training for settlement workers, front line advocates and counselors across the province on issues relating to immigration and refugee law, access to justice, and human rights.