With many individual and entities claiming expertise in the area of Canadian Immigration, it can be easy to fall prey to unqualified or unprofessional which may complicate or even endanger your immigration process.
About the Law Society of Ontario
The Law Society of Ontario, which governs all lawyers and paralegals operating out of Ontario Canada, safeguards the public interest, by enforcing a professional, ethical and competent practice by the Ontario lawyers.
Every lawyer and paralegal practicing out of Ontario, will be registered with the Law Society of Ontario and will be listed on their lawyer directory.
Before retaining a Canadian immigration lawyer, it’s a good idea to check their provincial law society directory to ensure they are properly licensed and in good standing. This will ensure you are being represented by a licensed attorney.
The “Certified Immigration Specialist” Designation
Certified immigration specialist is a sub-designation of the law society’s “Certified Specialist” program. Certified specialists are lawyers who are recognized and experienced in their field, meeting the certification standards set out by the Law Society of Ontario:
- practiced for a minimum of 7 years prior to the date of the application;
- had substantial involvement in the specialty area during 5 of the 7 years, i.e.
- mastery of substantive law, practices and procedures;
- concentration of practice in the specialty area; and
- complied with the professional standards requirements
Other Provinces Law Societies
If you need to look up a Canadian lawyer operating from a province other than Ontario, you can do so here:
|Province||Law Society Directory|
|Alberta||Law Society of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Law Society of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Law Society of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Law Society of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Law Society Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories (NWT)||Law Society of the NWT|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society|
|Nunavut||Law Society of Nunavut|
|Ontario||Law Society of Ontario Directory|
|Prince Edward Island (PEI)||Law Society of PEI|
|Quebec||Barreau du Quebec|
|Saskatchewan||Law Society of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Law Society of Yukon|
Eddie H. Kadri, a certified Immigration Specialist
Eddie H. Kadri is a Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Ontario.
If you want to pursue a path towards Canadian Permanent Residency or citizenship, contact our office to begin the process of analyzing your circumstances and determining the viability of a Canadian Immigration strategy. We offer credible and trustworthy legal representation. We handle all client matters with expedience, integrity, and professionalism, and having demonstrated great aptitude and skill when it comes to understanding the complexities of immigration issues and dealing with them on behalf of our clients. We continue to set the bar high with an industry leading commitment to client satisfaction and by delivering exceptional results.