Employee Spotlight: Heather Barber-Hardy, Ackah Law Articling Student

2018-05-18
Meet Ackah Law Articling Student Heather Barber-Hardy | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Meet Ackah Law Articling Student Heather Barber-Hardy

Heather Barber-Hardy attended law school at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom where she achieved a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours). Upon returning to Canada, she completed a Masters of Law, Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC, Heather volunteered at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program at their Immigration Clinic where she was able to work on a variety of immigration cases. She also volunteered with a nonprofit organization, Amici Curiae, where she assisted Temporary Foreign Workers with obtaining uncontested divorces at the BC Supreme Court. Heather also worked as a Research Assistant to the Dean of Peter A. Allard School of Law, Catherine Dauvergne on researching Article 1(F) Exclusion of refugee women in Canada and gendering of Islamophobia and the impact on women refugees. 

She was offered a full-time articling position with Ackah Business Immigration Law and will be called to the Alberta Bar in September 2018.

Q&A with Heather Barber-HardyAckah Law Articling Student

1. Why did you decide to practice immigration law?

Immigration law is constantly changing and evolving, which makes it very engaging to practice as you need to stay up to date on all of the new changes. I also enjoy making a difference in the lives of my clients and knowing that I am able to assist them with achieving their goals.

2. Why does someone need to hire an immigration lawyer?

Immigration law is one of the most complex and heavily regulated areas of law. While there may be quite a lot of information online about the immigration process, it requires someone with the expertise and understanding of all the rules and regulations to properly navigate the system and ensure a successful outcome. 

3. What do you see as the future of immigration law?

I believe that embracing immigration is the key to success of Canada as an economic and social world power. As a result, immigration law is going to become increasingly important in our society as Canada looks to bring in more skilled immigrants. 

Heather Barber-Hardy’s Key Professional Accomplishments

  • Masters of Law Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia 2017
  • LL.B (Honours with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, England 2016
  • Awarded “Judge of the Year” as a volunteer for internal mooting competition
  • B.A. in History from the University of Calgary 2014

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Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

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Evelyn Ackah Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. She has been practicing law since 1999 and brings her passion and knowledge for immigration law to her corporate and individual clients from all over the world. Calgary • Toronto • Vancouver        Connect with Evelyn:        LinkedIn: evelynackah       Twitter: @AckahLaw       Facebook: AckahBusinessImmigrationLaw