Clare Crummey, LL.B.
Clare Crummey completed her B.A. at the University of Guelph, and her LL.B. at the University of Ottawa. While at law school, she was a student researcher at the Refugee Forum at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, a case worker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, and worked in aboriginal rights litigation for a law professor. She graduated magna cum laude, winning the Silver Medal, as well as prizes in immigration law, statutory interpretation, and labour law.
Clare summered and articled at the firm, and was called to the bar in 2010. As an articling student, she presented a paper analysing the Federal Court's approach to state protection in Mexican refugee claims at the 2010 Ottawa Immigration Law Conference. Before returning to the firm as an associate, Clare clerked for Chief Justice Allan Lutfy of the Federal Court, where she assisted in administrative and constitutional law, immigration, intellectual property and national security related matters.
Clare has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada in Applications for Judicial Review and Stay Motions. She has also assisted in cases before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Clare has experience representing clients before all four Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board and in a wide range of immigration matters including applications for Work Permits, Ministerial Relief applications, applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, and Pre-Removal Risk Assessment applications. Clare has assisted clients in complex cases involving inadmissibility issues
Clare speaks and writes French at an intermediate level.
Professional Memberships and Activities
- Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada
- Member, Refugee Lawyers’ Association
- Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
- Member, Refugee Law Panel, Legal Aid Ontario
Notable cases Clare has been involved with include:
- Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers Against Violence Society,  2 S.C.R. 524
- R. v. Pham,  1 S.C.R. 739
- Agraira v. Canada (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness),  2 S.C.R. 559
- PK v. Canada (MCI), 2013 FC 969