Farah Saleem joined Jackman & Associates in 2017 and practices exclusively in the area of immigration and refugee law. She graduated from University of Windsor’s Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018.
Farah is a fierce advocate for social justice and human rights. She has volunteered for many social justice organizations, including Mississauga-based non-profit Youth Troopers for Global Awareness, the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka, the End Immigration Detention Network, and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in Toronto. As a student at the University of Windsor, Farah was awarded the Social Justice Fellowship in 2014 and the Transnational Law and Justice Network Fellowship in 2016. Farah volunteered for the Community Legal Aid Clinic in Windsor and founded the on-campus club Students for Advocacy through the Arts – an initiative aimed at mobilizing students for social justice.
Farah is able to provide representation in English, Urdu and Hindi. Farah has advocated for clients at all levels of the Immigration and Refugee Board, including the Refugee Protection Division, the Refugee Appeal Division, the Immigration Division, and the Immigration Appeal Division. This representation includes Refugee Hearings, Refugee Appeals, Detention Reviews, and Sponsorship Appeals. She has experience representing clients before the Federal Court on Stay Motions and reviews of negative decisions. Farah has helped clients gain temporary and permanent residence in Canada. She helps clients with a variety of applications including Applications for Permanent Residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds, Family Sponsorship, Temporary Residence (Visitor, Work, and Student), Pre-removal Risk Assessments (PRRA), Citizenship Applications and Criminal Rehabilitation Applications. She has represented clients in inadmissibility and national security matters. Farah is a strong advocate for legal reform and greater protection of human rights for non-citizens.