Foundations in Immigration Law
Thursday 23 March 2017
The College of Law City
|CPD||6 CPD units|
The day is structured as a practical workshop, with interactive activities to enhance learning. The workshop will be facilitated by Peter Papadopoulos and Kathryn Viegas, both Law Society Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law and experienced immigration lawyers and legal educators.
At the end of the workshop, an attendee will:
- understand the legislative framework underpinning Australian immigration law and the decision-making process
- know how to make a valid visa application and lodge relevant evidence and submissions
- know how to handle a merits review application at the AAT
- be able to identify jurisdictional error for judicial review application purposes
- understand how and when to lodge a persuasive Ministerial intervention request
- have enhanced their practice management, client-liaison and advocacy skills in order to effectively assist clients from non-English speaking backgrounds
- be able to identify ethical and professional responsibility issues that arise in the area of immigration law.
Peter Papadopoulos is a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.
After graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Peter was admitted to practice in 1996. He has worked at King Wood Mallesons and Gadens Lawyers. Between 2000 and 2014, Peter ran his own specialist migration law practice in both Melbourne and Sydney. Following this, Peter was a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young.
Peter is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Since 2011, Peter has been voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers International list for Australia. Since 1999, Peter has been actively involved in continuing legal education through his preparation and presentation of CPD programs for Nomos Pty Ltd, the Law Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, The College of Law, Law Institute of Victoria, Migration Practice Essentials and Lexis Nexis. Since 2008, he has been a contributing author for the LexisNexis online and looseleaf Australian Immigration Law publication.
Peter is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Migration Law Committee, the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee and the Law Society of New South Wales. He is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia and has been a registered migration agent since 1997. He has also volunteered at the Victorian HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, chaired the Australian Society of HIV Medicine 2006 National Conference and been a director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit youth organisation.
Kathryn Viegas is currently a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.
Kathryn graduated with degrees in Psychology and Law from The University of New South Wales. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University and was admitted to practice in 2003. She has been a registered migration agent since 2003. In 2006, she was awarded a Master of Laws degree from The University of Sydney.
Kathryn is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. She has worked at the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre and various boutique immigration law firms in Sydney. Before co-founding Nomos Pty Ltd, Kathryn ran her own immigration law firm for eight years which specialised in handling complex migration matters.
Since 2007, Kathryn has been involved in continuing legal education through her preparation and presentation of CPD programs for Nomos Pty Ltd, the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre and other community organisations. Since 2016, she has been a contributing author for the LexisNexis online and looseleaf Australian Immigration Law publication.
Kathryn is the current President of the Management Committee of the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre. She is also a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Law Council of Australia, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. She has also been a volunteer solicitor at the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre, the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre in Sydney.
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