Nevena Djuricic



EDUCATION and TRAINING:

  • IRPA update course through the Faculty of Continuing Education – Seneca College, April 2004

  • Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program – UBC, 2001-2002

  • Bar exam – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1983

  • Certificate of Legal Practice Specialization in 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, and 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 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