Much of our work goes unnoticed. Unreported decisions. Negotiated settlements. Positive decisions rarely make the news and success stories are rarely shared. We certainly encourage our clients to post comments on social media and we are so thankful for their time and energy to share their experiences with our office and to share their success stories. We believe we are the best immigration law firm in Manitoba; however, at the same time, I would not advise you take our word for it. As I say repeatedly at tribunals and at Court, look at the evidence. One piece of objective evidence: we currently have a rating of 4.8 out of 5.0, based on 45 reviews on Google. Many of our clients, however, do not have Google accounts or they do not want to reveal their identities. Fair enough. So our team will make an effort to share these successes with you on our website. I want to say that these success stories are personal stories from our clients so we will be omitting any confidential and/or identifying information.
We had a staff meeting to discuss this effort and I think everyone at Clarke Law is excited to share our successes. We are pleased to announce that we will start sharing success stories in this space on a regular basis. We also feel much of the excitement (and anxiety) as our clients when we get positive decisions. This project will give you, wherever you are in the world, insight into some of the cases we handle and how we achieve our results.
We simply do not have the resources to help all the people who contact our office. We try our best to give sound advice and relevant information. Part of our job is to dispel misinformation and disinformation. Alas, there is a plethora of out-dated information or incorrect information online. I will say that part of me cringes when I hear a client say, “my friend told me …”. More often than not, the individual then goes on to describe a situation that is quite different from their circumstances.
From my perspective, we are motivated to save lives, to bring families together and to build Canadian businesses. This means bringing family members to Canada so they can work or study or visit. We have helped countless international students who were previously refused based on poor representation or mistakes.
I remember when I asked my father about sponsoring my mother back in the 1960s. He can barely remember the application. At that time, Canadian immigration was a simple system and the applications were thin. He did not have to deal with complex system we deal with today. As my mum was dealing with an intense political situation, I am not certain that their application would have been straight-forward.
We will try to share some of our success stories; however, time is our greatest resource and it is also a resource in short supply. We need to balance our time between updating this site and helping the clients who trust us to solve their immigration problems.