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|University ||University of Western Ontario, B.A., Specialization in International Relations, honours, Gold Medalist, 2007; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, M.A., 2011|
|Law School||University of Ottawa, J.D., Common Law, magna cum laude, 2011|
•Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
•Canadian Bar Association
•County of Carleton Law Association
•International Commission of Jurists
•Law Society of Upper Canada
•Ontario Bar Association
• The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
Jacqueline is an immigration lawyer in Ottawa and joined the Immigration Law Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. in 2012, following her successful summer and articling terms with the firm. She completed the Joint M.A./J.D. program at Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Common Law.
Jacqueline is the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including the International Commission of Jurists Associate Award, and the Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History, awarded to the top ten students in the graduating class of the University of Ottawa's Common Law English Program. During her legal studies, Jacqueline conducted research for the Refugee Forum, completed a fellowship with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, and volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. She was awarded the Clarey B. Sproule Award for her contributions as a clinic worker at South Ottawa Community Legal Services.
•Young Lawyer Coordinator, Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section Executive, 2014-present
• Board of Directors, English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community, 2013-present
• Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Law Section, 2013-2014
•Board of Directors, Stand Canada, 2010 to 2012
•Student clinic worker, South Ottawa Community Legal Services, 2010-2011
•Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada, 2008 to 2010
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Key Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel,Warren L. Creates, August 5, 2014
In June 2014, just before breaking for the summer, Canada’s parliament passed major amendments to the federal Citizenship Act. While many of the changes have not yet come into force, potential citizenship applicants should be paying close attention.
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel,Warren L. Creates, June 5, 2014
The Canadian federal government has wasted no time in responding to the controversy surrounding McDonalds’ alleged abuse of the temporary foreign worker program. A moratorium on the food services sector’s access to temporary foreign workers was swiftly imposed. Employment Minister Jason...
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