Our staff has always been multicultural and multilingual, able to serve our clients in English, Spanish and French, among other languages.
Over the past years, I have been lucky to have had many excellent legal assistants, law clerks, office managers, lawyers, articling students and volunteers. I am grateful to all of them for their contribution to our firm.
Barrister & Solicitor
Lawyer and Notary Public
With more than 30 years’ experience, Patricia Wells is the senior member of the firm.
Ms Wells is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto. She founded the firm upon being called to the bar in 1984. Since that time, she has dedicated herself to the practice of immigration and refugee law, serving the Spanish-speaking and other communities in Toronto, across Canada and overseas.
In addition to representing clients as their lawyer at all stages of their applications to immigrate to Canada or stay in Canada legally, Ms Wells has always been involved as well in community development activities, promoting access to justice for all, and training and mentoring younger students and lawyers.
For example, at various times Ms Wells has acted as supervising counsel in the student legal aid programme “CLASP” as a member of the faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School, she has served as President of the Board of Directors of NEW (“New Experiences for Refugee Women”), she was a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Jane-Finch Community and Legal Services clinic in Toronto, and she has participated in many other committees and workshops for the purpose of sharing expertise in immigration and refugee law and combating violence and discrimination against women and minorities.
Ms Wells has been a frequent speaker at community events of interest to immigrants and refugees, as well as a regular guest on the Spanish-language community radio program “Los Vecinos” on Radio Voces Latinas where she answers immigration questions from callers, live on air.
Finally, Ms Wells founded and now coordinates the community program CALA (for “Community Access to Legal Assistance”) where volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice to low-income and other marginalized individuals, in partnership with various community organizations in Toronto.
She is able to communicate with clients in English, Spanish and French.