Neerja was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018, having earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa in 2017.
Neerja practices in all areas of Canadian immigration law. She provides assistance and advice to corporate clients and individuals on a variety of temporary and permanent residency matters. As part of her practice, Neerja also represents clients at hearings before the Federal Court for judicial reviews of negative determinations and before all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board. She has experience with appeals of removal orders, residency and sponsorship determinations at the Immigration Appeal Division, refugee claims at the Refugee Protection Division, and admissibility hearings and detention reviews at the Immigration Division.
Neerja is also able to serve clients in Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu.
- Assists with complex litigation at the Federal Court of Canada and at all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board with a very strong track record of wins and ‘consents’ (whereby the Department of Justice on behalf of their client, the Immigration Department, agrees to re-determination of the case, which is akin to a ‘win’ without our having to argue the case at a hearing).
- Drafts compelling legal opinions for use by other lawyers in other areas of law.
- Advises on strategies for corporations and individuals with respect to various permanent resident programs.