IMEDA Mentorship series: Assessment – the first step to success

Seminar ID
Date and time
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 14:00 EDT   see it in calendar
Katarina Onuschak
Katarina Onuschak
presenter's bio
  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours
CICC (ICCRC) 1.5 CPD hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 15.01.2018
LSUC 2.25 Professionalism hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 31.12.2018 , 1 Substantive hours
LSBC 3 CPD hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 02.10.2018

IMEDA Mentorship series

The entire series is dedicated to practice management and ethics - these are two factors that can make or break an immigration practitioners (mostly sole practitioner). While the idea behind these series is to offer these tools to immigration consultants, we are positive that many new lawyers or lawyers who never practiced immigration law will find them useful.

As for the second part of each of these seminars, the format of the workshop is identical but each is focused on a different area of immigration practice - the area is identified in each agenda. The workshop will simulate a client's intake, assessment, legal advice, preparation of a file, submission and keeping track of the file.

Assessment - the first step to success

In immigration practice, the most important ability is to properly assess the client, having in mind future applications and the objective of the client. 

Knowing how to ask the right questions,how to solicit truthful answers, how to avoid potential misrepresentation, or a refusal of a case is the staple of your practice. 

What do you need to know about immigration to successfully assess a client
Know your client
Ask the right questions
Intake sheet
Interview questions
Principal applicant
Family members
Written notes, paper trail
Signed declaration

a. First consultation, Consultation retainer
b. Assessment – interview, questionnaire
c. Retainer agreement
d. Opening file

Pace Law Firm
300 The East Mall
M9B 6B7

Capacity: 18
3 hours
No CPD - Free
100% discount
  • These video recordings are offered free-of-charge for their educational value. They are not eligible for CPD hours by any regulatory body.


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