Chantal Desloges-LL.B

Chantal Desloges is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in both Citizenship/Immigration law and Refugee law. Her practice encompasses every possible area of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law, such as business class applications, skilled workers, family sponsorships, work and study permits, refugee cases, citizenship applications, plus Appeals and Judicial Reviews of refused cases.

She articled with Green & Spiegel in 1997/98 and was admitted as an Associate Lawyer in 1999. She was admitted to partnership at Green & Spiegel in 2005. She left the partnership in August, 2010 to establish her own law firm, called Chantal Desloges Professional Corporation.

Chantal was co-Professor of Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000/2001. She served as Curriculum Co-ordinator and Lecturer for the Seneca College Immigration Practitioner Certificate Programme from 1999 - 2010.

In March, 2012, Chantal was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in May, 2012 she was awarded the Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers’ 2012 Pro Bono award. In 2013, Chantal was appointed by the Minister of Justice to serve for a 3 year appointment on the Federal Court Rules Committee.

Chantal has been called upon 5 times by Parliamentary Subcommittees to appear as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues, and has been consulted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the establishment of the new Office for Religious Freedom.

Chantal currently serves on the Boards of Homes First Society and Homes First Foundation.

Chantal regularly participates in community education programmes by giving speeches, lectures and training seminars at the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, and community centres on the subject of immigration and refugee law. She is a regular immigration commentator on CTV Power Play, and has been interviewed by both national and local television stations such as CBC, CTV National News, W5, Canada AM, Sun TV, OMNI news, and 100 Huntley Street. She has also been interviewed and quoted in national and local newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail, National Post and the Ottawa Citizen.

 

Speaker/Panelist of the following seminar:

2016-05-18-ON: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Plus Misrep. and Beyond