Nevena Djuricic



EDUCATION and TRAINING:

  • IRPA Update course through the Faculty of Continuing Education,

   Seneca College, April 2004

  • Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program,

   UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2001-2002

  • Bar exam, Sarajevo,

   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1983

  • Certificate of Legal Practice Specialization in the Civil law, Municipal court, Sarajevo,

   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1982-1983

  • The Faculty of law, University of Sarajevo,

   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1977-1982


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

  • Immigration consultant (Owner/Director) - New West Immigration Service, Vancouver, BC, 2001 – present

  • Instructor/Lecturer – Ashton College, Vancouver, Immigration Consultant Diploma Program, 2006 - present

  • Legal Assistant/Immigration Consultant – IMCOS Immigration,

Vancouver, BC, September 1999 – 2001

  • Judge – Municipal Court, Sarajevo,

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1986-1993

  • Appointed as a Judge – Municipal Court, Sarajevo,

Bosnia Herzegovina, 1986

  • Law clerk – Municipal Court, Sarajevo,

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1984-1986

  • Articling student – Municipal Court, Sarajevo,

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1982 - 1983


EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Advising clients on various immigration issues, researching, reviewing, gathering information, submissions

  • Mentoring recent graduates

  • Extensive experience in the preparation and trail of family law and civil law cases,

  • Exceptional knowledge of administrative procedures, rules of evidence and trial practices,

  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of authority.


COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT:

  • Committed to community service. Extensive volunteer history includes involvement in public schools as a Member of The Parent Advisory Committee for Lord Roberts Annex School (1999 – 2002); volunteer counselor for immigration related issues for Lord Robert Main School (2003-2004) and volunteer for Elsie Roy Elementary School, Vancouver (2004-2006)

  • Immigrant’s community – volunteer for the Family/Child Support Program – former Yugoslav Community, of the Immigrant Services Society of BC – 1997, lecturer for ISS of BC – 1997 (topic – Residential Tenancy Act)

  • Volunteer for the Immigrant Services Society of BC, lecturing 2007/2008; topic: Family sponsorship

  • Volunteer – coordinator for Grouse mountain Tyee ski club/Vancouver Ski Team, Vancouver, BC 2004-2011


LANGUAGES:

English, Serbo-Croatian