Seminar ID


Date and time

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 17:30 EDT see it in calendar

  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours

LSO 0.5 Professionalism

LSBC 3 CPD hours

CICC 3 CPD hours


Pace Law Firm300 The East Mall
M9B 6B7

Capacity: 18


The best interest of a child

  • S. 25 – best interests of the child as a factor; to whom does it apply?
  • What is the test to be considered for BIOC or elements that comprise the BIOC analysis?
  • Role of hardship in BIOC and weight to be given to BIOC
  • Factors to raise as part of BIOC argument
  • Collection of evidence to support BIOC
  • Update on case law, including Kanthasamy v. Canada (MCI), 2015 SCC 61
  • Application of BIOC – beyond an Application for PR on H&C grounds

Practice and ethical considerations that arise

  • Potential for conflict of interest where representing multiple members of family, including minors
  • Best interest of the client
  • Unaccompanied minors or children separated from parents – additional considerations to flag or be sensitive to, including issues of decision-making
  • Competency of counsel, seeking assistance, mentor, co-counsel
  • Managing client's expectations


3 hours

regular fee - $ 90.00




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