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Awatif Lakhdar

Awatif Lakhdar

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Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada

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Awatif Lakhdar has been a member of the Family Law, personal law, and estate law group since May 2014. Called to the Barreau du Québec in 2002, she has been in private practice for more than a decade. Her primary area of practice is private international law, and she frequently pleads before all levels of the Quebec courts, including the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court. She is also a certified mediator.

 

Ms. Lakhdar has participated in seminars and conferences on the recognition of foreign judgments and the application of Muslim law to divorce. In collaboration with committees under the aegis of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Montréal, she has sponsored several events of a legal nature.

 

In 2011, Ms. Lakhdar was named ?YBAM lawyer of the year in family law? at The leaders of tomorrow YBAM Gala. She was also one of three finalists at the Arab Women in Québec Trophy Gala.


Ms. Lakhdar speaks fluent Arabic.

Representative mandates

  • Represent clients in international cases, including proceedings for divorce, legal separation, child custody, alimony, and the application of matrimonial regimes. She often defends clients in international child abduction cases in which the country of origin is not a signatory to the Hague Convention and has acted as legal advisor in cases involving the identification of matrimonial regimes in certain Muslim countries
  • In the context of mandates for divorce, nullity of marriage, and recognition of foreign judgments, she uses her expertise in citizenship and immigration to advise clients on the impact of the situation on their permanent residency status in Canada and/or the sponsorship agreement concluded with the provincial and federal immigration authorities

Distinctions

  • YBAM lawyer of the year in family law at The leaders of tomorrow YBAM Gala in 2011
  • One of three finalists at the Arab Women in Québec Trophy Gala in 2011
  • Recipient of an award in 2016 for services rendered to develop economic relations between Canada and Morocco, given by the Moroccan Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Canada

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the Family law committee of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Wills, Estates and Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association - Québec Division
  • Member of the Disciplinary committee of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Family Law Approval Committee of Pro Bono Québec
  • Association of Family Law Lawyers of Quebec
  • Chambre de commerce et d?industrie Al Maghreb au Canada
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Barreau du Québec

Education

  • LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal, 2001
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2002
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Laureate of the YBAM Gala "The leaders of tomorrow" in the category "YBAM lawyer of the year in family law" for 2011
One of three finalists at the Arab Women in Quebec Trophy Gala for 2011.

Professional Associations

Member of the Association of Family Law Lawyers of Quebec.
Member of the Salon "Visez Droit" Committee
Member of the Judicial Services Liaison Committee of the Montreal Bar
Member of the Superior Court of Quebec in Family Matters Liaison Committee of the Montreal Bar
Member of the Legal Consultations Committee of the Montreal Bar
Member of the Ethnocultural Diversity Advisory Committee of the Montreal Bar


Professional Activities and Experience

Volunteer with the Bar of Montreal Legal Duty Counsel Service in family matters (SAGE)
Mentor for the Bar of Montreal's Mentoring Service and the Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM)

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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