Work E-mail: BossinM@lao.on.ca
Michael Bossin has taught Immigration and Refugee Law with Chantal Tie as a part-time professor since 1995. He is a staff lawyer at a legal aid clinic, Community Legal Services (Ottawa-Centre), where he specializes in immigration law.
Michael, who graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, and was called to the bar in 1980, practiced for many years in Toronto before moving to Ottawa in the early 1990s. His immigration practice includes a fair amount of appellate work, which has included several appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. There he has represented interveners in cases involving security and human rights, notably Suresh and both Charkaoui decisions.
For many years, Michael has been active with Amnesty International Canada. For several years, he served as President of the English-speaking branch of AI Canada and currently sits as Chair of the AI Canada (ES) board.
Michael is a member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, an Ontario tribunal that hears appeals from decisions made by colleges representing all of Ontario’s health professions. He also sits on the Ottawa Area Committee for Legal Aid Ontario, is a member of LAO’s Immigration and Refugee Advisory Committee, and is one of the organizers of the annual Ottawa Immigration Law Conference.