The Certificate in Immigration Tribunal Practice is intended for professionals who are seeking an in-depth knowledge of this area of Immigration Law. It is designed to bridge theory and knowledge with practice, introducing learners to a specific area within the professional working environment. The focus is placed on Tribunal Practice within Immigration, preparing learners with strategies to approach, case studies and discussions led by experts in this field.
Anita Boscariol is Associate Counsel at Watson Goepel LLP, a law firm located in downtown Vancouver, BC. A former Assistant Deputy Chair of the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board for over ten years, Anita has a depth of immigration law experience. Included in her practise are appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and applications for judicial review before the federal court.
Anita is a frequent presenter, including for the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and Public Legal Education, as well as at various educational institutions including the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Corpus Christi College, and Ashton College. She has recently been published in The Lawyer’s Daily, a resource for legal professionals including those in government departments, academic institutions and research libraries.
Anita is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish, enjoys classical music and opera, and is a fitness enthusiast.
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Continuing Professional Development
1) The Law Society of Saskatchewan has pre-approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD credits.
2) For British Columbia lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as it has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia.
3) The Law Society of Alberta is recommending that Alberta lawyers consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in their annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.
4) The Law Society of New Brunswick has approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD hours.
5) For Nova Scotia lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
6) For Newfoundland and Labrador lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
7) The Law Society of Yukon has added this Certificate to their CPD listing for members for on-line CPD Events offered across Canada.
Who Will Benefit From The Course
- Lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing with a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
- Notaries who are members in good standing with the Chambre des Notaires du Québec
- Citizenship or Immigration Consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
- November 22, 2021 – March 07, 2022
- Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
- Webinars will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PST
- Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities
To be decided by instructor.
The registration fee for this course is $995.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.