Naseem Mithoowani, LL.B.
Naseem joined Waldman & Associates in 2010 and has been with the firm since that time. Naseem graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2008. Prior to joining Waldman & Associates, Naseem articled and worked as an associate lawyer with Lerners LLP in London, Ontario.
Naseem brings several years of experience advising clients on all aspects of corporate immigration. She regularly assists employers in obtaining work permits, including applications under NAFTA; and obtaining Labour Market Opinions (LMOs) from Service Canada. In addition, Naseem has experience representing clients in a wide range of immigration matters including Work Permit application, Provincial Nominations, Skilled Worker Applications, Pre-Removal Risk Assessments, applications for Ministerial Relief, Criminal Rehabilitation, Temporary Resident Permits, Study Permits, as well as Permanent Residence Applications under various programs, including on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
Naseem has represented clients before all three of the Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board in various matters including refugee hearings, sponsorship appeals, removal order appeals, residency obligation appeals, detention reviews, admissibility hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolution conferences. Naseem appears regularly before the Federal Court of Canada in Applications for Judicial Review and Stay Motions.
Naseem speaks French in addition to English.
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 Naseem Has Been Involved With:
- Fatih v Canada, 2012 FC 857 in which the Federal Court allowed an application for judicial review on the basis that the Immigration and Refugee Board took a microscopic approach to a refugee’s evidence, leading to unreasonable findings of credibility
- Hamam v Canada, 2011 FC 1296 in which the Federal Court allowed an application for judicial review of a negative humanitarian and compassionate application on the basis that the immigration officer used the wrong test when assessing risk alleged and did not properly analyze the applicant’s establishment in Canada