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									                      2010 NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION LAW CONFERENCE
                                                THE ROAD FROM PIER 21
                           Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and Resort, Halifax, NS
                                                May 13-15, 2010



Thursday, May 13

4:15 – 6:30pm      Opening Reception and Boat Tour                                             Murphy’s on Water Harbour
                   (Open to conference delegates only)                                         Queen Boat Tour

Friday, May 14

7:00am             Registration                                                                Nova Scotia Foyer

7:00 – 8:15        Continental Breakfast                                                       Nova Scotia Foyer
                   (Admission by badge – for registered delegates only)

7:15– 8:10         Breakfast with Table Officers for New Comers to the Immigration Bar

8:15 – 8:30        Welcome Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs                                     Nova Scotia AB
                   Co-Chairs: Stephen Green, CBA National Chair, Citizenship and Immigration Law Section
                              Andrea Baldwin, CBA-NS Citizenship and Immigration Law Section Chair
                              Sandra Weafer, Department of Justice Canada, Civil Litigation and Advisory Services
8:30 – 9:45              Opening Plenary: LOW PROFILE / HIGH IMPACT ISSUES                         Nova Scotia AB
                         Moderator: Robin Seligman
                         Speakers:    Brian Goodman, Chairperson, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
                                      CBSA representative tbc
                                      CIC representative tbc
                                      HRSDC representative tbc

9:45 – 10:00             Refreshment Break                                                              Nova Scotia Foyer

Morning Workshops
        10:00 – 11:00                           1-A                                 1-B                             1-C
           ROOMS                           NOVA SCOTIA AB                       HALIFAX A                        HALIFAX BC
            TOPICS                    RECENT FEDERAL COURT                   TOP 10 ISSUES IN              RESEARCH ESSENTIALS
                                     DECISIONS AFFECTING YOUR             PNP EASTERN/CENTRAL              Where to find the key
                                             PRACTICE                      (Newfoundland- New          information across all practice
                                                                        Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI,              areas?
                                            ESSENTIAL TIPS                       Ontario)
                                     areas of interest to be defined                                          Step by step
                                                                        Sponsored by Renaissance              identification of key
                                                                              Capital Inc.                    research sources
                                                                                                              What sources do the
                                                                                                              HRSDC, CIC & CBSA
                                                                                                              consult?

          MODERATOR                 Alex Stojicevic                    Blair Pritchett                 Chantal Desloges
                                    moderator/speaker                  moderator/speaker               moderator/speaker

              SPEAKERS              Honourable Justice Barnes,         Andrea Baldwin                  BJ Caruso
                                    Federal Court                      Scott Sterns                    tbc
                                    DOJ: Alexandre Tavadian,           CBA: Shoshana Green
                                    Counsel
11:00 – 11:15         Refreshment Break                                                               Nova Scotia Foyer

         11:15 – 12:15                         2-A                                 2-B                            2-C
            ROOMS                         NOVA SCOTIA AB                       HALIFAX A                      HALIFAX BC
             TOPICS                 THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF              SETTLING IN CANADA:            QUEBEC IMMIGRATION:
                                          IMMIGRATION                The reality after immigration   Recent changes to the skilled
                                         *Fundamentals*                                                   worker program

                                          Demystification of the             Customs issues             Step by step analysis of
                                          various acronyms                   Tax issues                 key issues
                                          used;                              Insurance                  Key tips on the completion
                                          How to access                      Bank account, credit       of forms
                                          information                        and other such issues      Key highlights of the Act,
                                          How to decipher                                               Regulations and Manuals
                                          CAIPS/FOSS/GCMS
                                          notes
                                          File/record keeping
                                          policies


          MODERATOR               Warren Creates                    Victoria Cowling                 Jean-Philippe Brunet
                                  moderator/speaker                 moderator/speaker

           SPEAKERS               ATIP tbc                          Catherine Chan, Tax Attorney     Gilda Villaran
                                  Visa Officer tbc                  Customs Officer tbc              MICC representative tbc

12:15 – 1:30          Luncheon – Sponsored by National Bank Financial                                 Nova Scotia CD
                      Report from the Chair
                      (Admission by badge – for registered delegates only)
1:30 – 2:45              Afternoon Plenary: The Protection of Workers in Canada                        Nova Scotia AB
                         Sponsored by Stewart McKelvey
                         Moderator: Isabelle Dongier
                         Speakers:    CBA: Stephen Green
                                      CIC representative tbc
                                      CBSA representative tbc
                                      HRSDC: Irwin Bess, Director, Integrity and Horizontal Coordination Division

2:45 – 3:00              Refreshment Break                                                            Nova Scotia Foyer

Afternoon Workshops

          3:00 – 4:00                              3-A                             3-B                               3-C
            ROOMS                            NOVA SCOTIA AB                     HALIFAX A                   HALIFAX BC
            TOPICS                      OVERSEAS PROCESSING:           REFUGEE DETERMINATION AT          WORK PERMITS POST
                                      Discussing the uniqueness of              THE RPD:                    RECESSION
                                              various posts               Refugee Reform and other
                                                                               developments                 Key tips for a changing
                                             Special initiatives and                                        legal and economic
                                             pilot projects                                                 landscape
                                             Regional challenges                                            Securing the complex
                                                                                                            work permit
                                                                                                            Common pitfalls

          MODERATOR                      Joshua Sohn                      Lee Cohen                  Seth Dalfen
                                        Speaker/Moderator

              SPEAKERS                  Carter Hoppe                      Lorne Waldman              Bill McGregor
                                        CIC: tbc                          IRB: Robert Néron,         CIC: tbc
                                                                          Assistant Deputy Chair,
                                                                          RDP Eastern region
4:00 – 4:15                    Refreshment Break                                         Nova Scotia Foyer

          4:15 – 5:30                           4-A                          4-B                             4-C
            ROOMS                          NOVA SCOTIA AB                HALIFAX A                        HALIFAX BC
            TOPICS                      IMMIGRATION OFFICER     BALANCING ENFORCEMENT                      ETHICS:
                                           ROUNDTABLE                AND CIVIL RIGHTS             Interviewing your clients
                                          Mock interviews         How to deal with a hot call
                                          played by officers      when a client is detained            What you need to
                                                                  or served with a warrant             know
                                                                  Review of the                        What you need to ask
                                            PRACTICAL TIPS        enforcement process                  What they want to
                                                                  Key highlights of the Act,           know
                                                                  Regulations, Case Law and            What they need to
                                                                  Manuals                              know

          MODERATOR                  DOJ: Patricia MacPhee     Phil Rankin                      Janet Thompson Price


              SPEAKERS               Visa Officer              Gordon Maynard                   Kevin Zemp
                                     CIC Inland                CBSA removal officer tbc         Elaine Cumming,
                                     CBSA officer              CBSA: Katherine Richer, Legal    Acting Director of Professional
                                                               Counsel                          Responsibility
                                                                                                Nova Scotia Barristers' Society



6:30 – 7:30              Reception                                                                      Pier 21
7:30                     Dinner and Entertainment                                                       Pier 21
                         (For ticket holders only)
Saturday, May 15
7:00 – 9:00am         Continental Breakfast                                                                Nova Scotia Foyer
                      (Admission by badge – for registered delegates only)

Morning Workshops
        9:00 – 10:15                            5-A                              5-B                             5-C
           ROOMS                          NOVA SCOTIA AB                    HALIFAX A                       HALIFAX BC
           TOPICS                             HRSDC:                  FAMILY REUNIFICATION:          THE PATH TO THE FEDERAL
                                         A year of changes               *Fundamentals*             COURT OF APPEAL AND WHAT
                                                                                                    TO DO WHEN YOU GET THERE
                                      Analysis of recent key          Step by step analysis of
                                      issues and changes              key issues
                                      Emerging trends                 Key highlights of the Act,          How to certify a
                                       Key legislative and            Regulations, Case Law and           question
                                       Manual updates                 Manuals                             Processes and protocol
                                                                      Out of status spouses               Practice Tips

         MODERATOR                Chantal Arsenault                Janet Bomza                      Wendy Danson


           SPEAKERS               Roxanne Israel                   Kyle Hyndman                     Honourable Justice Dawson,
                                  HRSDC: Irwin Bess, Director,     CIC tbc                          Federal Court of Appeal
                                  Integrity and Horizontal         CBSA investigation officer tbc   Honourable Justice Snider,
                                  Coordination Division                                             Federal Court
                                  HRSDC: Steven West                                                DOJ: Marianne Zoric, General
                                  Director, Temporary Foreign                                       Counsel
                                  Worker Program
                                  HRSDC: David McCluskey
                                  Manager Quality Assurance
                                  and Operation Management
10:15 – 10:45         Refreshment Break                                                                  Nova Scotia Foyer

         10:45 – 12:00                       6-A                              6-B                             6-C
            ROOMS                      NOVA SCOTIA AB                      HALIFAX A                       HALIFAX BC
             TOPICS                   BUSINESS CLASS                     CRIMINALITY:                   TOP 10 ISSUES IN
                                      *Fundamentals*                    Immigration Act              PNP-WESTERN CANADA
                                   Quebec, Federal and PNP         Offences/Role of Criminal       (BC-Alberta-Saskatchewan-
                                            cases                           Lawyer                         Manitoba)
                                      Step by step analysis of      Understanding the
                                      key issues                    Criminal Law vocabulary
                                      Key tips on the               Working together to
                                      completion of forms           reopen sentences
                                      Key highlights of the         /appropriate sentencing
                                      Act, Regulations, Case        Immigration Act Defences
                                      Law and Manuals               Fed Court interpretation of
                                                                    criminal law principles
                                  Sponsored by National Bank
                                          Financial

          MODERATOR              Alan Diner                      DOJ: Nalini Reddy                Hafeez Khan
                                                                                                  moderator/speaker

           SPEAKERS              David Thomas                    Honourable Justice Snider,       Veronica Cheng
                                 MICC representative tbc         Federal Court                    Jolene Otieno
                                 CIC officer tbc                 Josh Arnold, Criminal
                                                                 Attorney
                                                                 Mario Bellissimo
12:00 – 1:15             Luncheon – Sponsored by HSBC                                                              Nova Scotia CD
                         (Admission by badge – for registered delegates only)



Afternoon Workshops

          1:15 – 2:30                             7-A                                7-B                                7-C
            ROOMS                            NOVA SCOTIA AB                      HALIFAX A                          HALIFAX BC
            TOPICS                        IN CANADA CLASSES:            TOP 10 PROTECTED PERSON                    CPC SYDNEY
                                              Here to stay                        CASES
                                                                                                                  Citizenship from within
                                             CEC/PEQ update                Key legislative references             Processing PR Cards
                                             Impact of                     in recent cases                        Skilled workers
                                             inadmissibility               Emerging trends                        Changes
                                             Dual intent
                                             Emerging trends



          MODERATOR                  Yusra Siddiquee                   Randy Hahn                       Betsy Kane
                                                                                                        Moderator/Speaker

              SPEAKERS               Michael Greene                    Honourable Chief Justice         CIC tbc
                                     CIC tbc                           Lutfy, Federal Court
                                                                       Mitchell Goldberg
                                                                       DOJ tbc




2:30 – 2:45              Refreshment Break                                                                         Nova Scotia Foyer
2:45 – 4:00               8-A                                  8-B                        8-C
  ROOMS             NOVA SCOTIA AB                    HALIFAX A                        HALIFAX BC
  TOPICS       FEDERAL SKILLED WORKERS            HUMANITARIAN &              Immigration Appeal Division
                      PROGRAM                  COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS         Early Resolution and Advocacy
                                                                                       Strategies

                    Emerging trends                  Impact of C-50 on H&C      Identification of key legal
                    Step by step analysis of         applications;              and advocacy strategies
                    key issues                       Should vs may: where       from different regions
                    Key legislative and              do we stand                including IAD
                    Manual updates                   Navigating processing      representatives and
                                                     times                      members of the bar
                                                     Any trends as to           How to utilize early
                                                     successful versus          resolution strategies to
                                                     unsuccessful               effect a quick and effective
                                                     applications?              result for your client

MODERATOR     Robbie Sheffman                  Catherine Sas                 Hearings officer

 SPEAKERS     Meika Lalonde                    Deanna Okun-Nachoff           Gordon Maynard
              CIC tbc                          CIC tbc                       Mario Bellissimo
                                                                             Baerbel Langner
                                                                             Peter Wong
                                                                             IAD: Timothy Morin, Senior
                                                                             Legal Advisor
4:00 – 4:45   Closing Plenary     Nova Scotia AB
              Moderator: TBC
              Speakers: TBC


4:45 – 5:00   Closing Remarks     Nova Scotia AB


5:00 – 6:30   Closing Reception   Nova Scotia CD

								
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