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About Cher

Cher is a litigation lawyer with a practice focused on immigration law, indigenous law, and international human rights. She advocates for clients of diverse backgrounds and legal issues at all levels of Court in PEI.

Cher offers immigration services to individuals and corporations. Individuals looking to immigrate or bring their family members to Canada may seek Cher’s professional advice on applications for citizenship, permanent residency, and temporary residency. She advises corporations on the employment of foreign nationals and immigration compliance, and offers assistance with Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) or specialized work permits. In addition, Cher litigates inadmissibility appeals at the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court of Canada.

Cher practices indigenous law and is an advocate for restorative justice. She began her practice in Guatemala representing Maya Achi peoples in class action human rights cases in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She focuses on incorporating of the principles of reconciliation, unique historic factors, and indigenous customs and traditions in the Canadian legal system.

Cher is a member of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Bar Association and the John Howard Society, where she sits on the Board of Directors.

Education

  • J.D., Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2015)
  • M.A. (International Law and Human Rights), United Nations mandated Universidad para la Paz (2010)
  • B.Sc. (Biology), University of Prince Edward Island (2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Prince Edward Island (2016)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (Functional)