Professional Responsibility issues in immigration

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Date and time
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 05:00 EDT   see it in calendar
Joel  Sandaluk
Joel Sandaluk
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  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours
CICC (ICCRC) 3 CPD hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 13.02.2018
LSBC 3 CPD hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 31.12.2018
LSUC 1 Professionalism hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 16.08.2020 , 2 Substantive hours

Professional Responsibility issues in immigration


Part 1

Negligence and incompetence


Possible causes:

·         Lack of knowledge – improper assessment, selecting wrong application, failure to assess both eligibility and admissibility

·         Failure to properly present a case using supporting documents and making sure they are relevant to the application

·         Case study to illustrate the differences between a genuine error and negligence or incompetence and consequences of thereof:

o   Negligent preparation for an RPD hearing

§  X, Re (2013) Refugee Appeal Division TB3-02673

o   Negligent representation at an IAD hearing

§  Kaur v. Canada (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) 2013 CarswellNat 6420, 2013 CarswellNat 6421


Part 2

Ethical issues relating to documentation and identity

·         Verification

·         Fraudulent documents/allegations in immigration proceedings


Part 3

Case Studies

·         Review negligence/incompetence/misconduct decisions Law Societies and ICCRC in immigration cases.

·         Discussion of what was the negligence or incompetence alleged and how is it managed

·         Review decisions by the Federal court and see how they treated allegations of negligence or incompetence of counsel


Part 4

How to respond to an allegation of negligence or incompetence

·         To a regulatory body i.e. a Law Society or the ICCRC

·         To a the Federal Court, Refugee Appeal Division according to protocol where somebody has made an allegation of negligence or incompetence

·         What are the rights of former (impugned) counsel in immigration proceedings?

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