Alastair Clarke: Biography
Alastair was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada. He has worked and lived in more than 20 cities around the world including Winnipeg (current home), Toronto (Canada), Montreal (Canada), Kingston (Canada), Victoria (Canada), Vancouver (Canada), New York City (USA), Washington, DC (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Esmeraldas (Ecuador), Brussels (Belgium), Herstmonceux (UK) and Bordeaux (France). Alastair provides legal services in English, French, Spanish and Japanese.
Alastair Clarke: Legal Experience
Alastair began working with immigration issues as a student leader at the University of Victoria in 1996. For almost 20 years, Alastair has been active with immigrant communities. Alastair’s current legal practice encompasses all areas of immigration and refugee law, including Manitoba Provincial Nominee (MPNP) applications, family sponsorships, work and study permits, temporary visas for family and friends to visit, refugee cases and business class applications. In addition, Alastair has extensive experience conducting hearings and appeals at all levels of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and at the Federal Court of Canada including many sponsorship appeals, deportation appeals, misrepresentation appeals, 117(9)(d) appeals, residential requirement appeals for Permanent Residents and many cases that focus on procedural fairness issues.
Alastair adopts a client-centred approach to ensure that clients understand every step in the process. As a former Junior High School teacher, Alastair works to make sure that no question goes unanswered.
Alastair’s broad work experience helps his clients from every corner of the globe:
Alastair’s career in law focuses on social justice issues, professionalism and fighting to make sure people are treated fairly. After graduating from one of Canada’s top law schools, Queen’s University (Faculty of Law) in Kingston, Ontario, he articled at Green and Spiegel LLP, an immigration law boutique on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario.
From 2007 to the present, Alastair has provided more than 50 presentations, on a volunteer basis, to community groups, lawyers and paralegals. In particular, he trained Legal Clinic staff at their annual training retreats in 2009 and 2010, funded by Legal Aid Ontario. In 2012, Alastair joined the faculty at Seneca College in Toronto and taught Immigration and Refugee Law to post-graduate students. In Winnipeg, Alastair has provided guest lectures to law students at the University of Manitoba (Faculty of Law).
Alastair Clarke: In the Community
In Winnipeg, Alastair is a founding Member & Chair of the Cooperative Housing Appeal Tribunal of Manitoba, governed by the Cooperative Act (Manitoba),C.C.S.M. c. C223. He currently sits as a Panel Chair of the Tribunal. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the John Howard Society and he volunteers his time as a presenter for the Community Legal Education Association, as a supervising lawyer at the Legal Help Centre, and as a resource at L’Accueil Francophone where he provides workshops in French.
How Alastair Clarke Can Help You
We work to ensure Clarke Law provides the best possible services for our clients. We encourage our clients to “shop around” and make sure they find the best representative to suit their needs. We work tirelessly to meet our high standards and our pricing & fees are transparent.
We look forward to serving you and helping you navigate Canadian immigration laws and regulations. Contact us for a consultation.
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