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Canadian Family and Immigration Law: Intersections, Developments and Conflicts
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-6675-5
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 240 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2015-06-29
Publisher: Carswell
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Description
This publication contains policy discussions relevant for both immigration law and family law, detailed explanations of specific issues, and discussion of recent jurisprudence and legislationA unique examination of the intersection between the areas of family and immigration law, Canadian Family and Immigration Law: Intersections, Developments and Conflicts offers an overview of both practice areas in order to assist legal practitioners in identifying issues which affect the rights and obligations of their clients and in developing effective advocacy strategies.Written by a team of experienced family and immigration law practitioners, this publication contains policy discussions relevant for both immigration law and family law, detailed explanations of specific issues which overlap in both areas, and discussion of recent jurisprudence and legislation. Its appendices include quick-reference charts setting out recent cases concerning the following:
  • Sponsorship agreements and spousal support obligations
  • Sponsorship agreements and child support obligations
  • Family court orders and immigration removal orders
About the Author
Michael Battista is a partner at Jordan Battista LLP and has been practising immigration and refugee law since 1992, with a focus on immigration issues for children in protection, the LGBT community, and medical inadmissibility. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law (Immigration and Refugee Protection). Michael worked with EGALE Canada in successfully amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to extend the family class to same-sex couples. He has been adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto since 2003 and was an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association's Citizenship and Immigration Section from 2006 to 2008. He has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. Michael is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Committee of Toronto and frequently lectures on issues pertaining to immigration and refugee law for law schools, and professional and community organizations. Michael has been admitted to the Ontario AIDS Network's Honour Roll and is a recipient of Metropolitan Community Church's Community Service Award in recognition of his service for the LGBT community on immigration and refugee issues. He is also a co-author of Canadian Family and Immigration Law: Intersections, Developments and Conflicts, published by Carswell.
Kelly D. Jordan is a partner with Jordan Battista LLP in Toronto, Ontario. She practises in the areas of family law, wills and estate planning, and assisted reproductive technologies. Her particular expertise in family law issues pertains to the LGBT community and assisted human reproduction. Kellly graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993, was called to the Ontario Bar 1995, and acted as co-counsel on Baker v. Francis (1999) and Miglin v. Miglin (2002) before the Supreme Court of Canada. Kelly is named as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada since 2009, a Fellow of the Past Chair of the National Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Member of the Office of the Children's Lawyer, and Past Chair of the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Board of Legal Aid Ontario, a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and was the Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Family Law Section. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Committee of Toronto and the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario. A frequent lecturer and author on issues pertaining to family and fertility law, Kelly is an Editor of the "Family Law Series" of pamphlets for Community Legal Education Ontario, a contributing author to Property Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law (2012, Canada Law Book), and a co-author of Canadian Family and Immigration Law: Intersections, Developments and Conflicts, published by Carswell.
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