Arghavan Gerami Nominated For 25 Most Influential Lawyers

Gerami Law PC is proud to announce that its founder and managing lawyer, Ms. Arghavan Gerami, has been nominated for Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2021 in the Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal category.

Since opening her firm in 2011, Ms. Gerami has litigated complex immigration and refugee cases, taken on time-sensitive stay of removal motions, and appeared before all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). She has represented individuals before the Superior Court of Justice, as well as the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Additionally, she has experience and expertise in criminal law, administrative law, constitutional law, international law, and human rights. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she advocated for the modernization of the Federal Court filing process and for the implementation of virtual hearings for IRB tribunals.

In addition to her advocacy work, Ms. Gerami is a co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Immigration Section’s Anti-Racism Committee, a representative of the CBA Immigration Section’s IRB Consultative Committee, and a member of the CBA/Ontario Bar Association Women Lawyers Forum and Equality Liaison Group. She has also acted as a working group member for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and is a member of the Refugee Lawyers Association.

Ms. Gerami is passionate about mentoring and providing support to new lawyers, articling students, law students, and legal interns. She often participates as a guest speaker at various engagements and publishes regularly on legal topics. She has volunteered her time to act as co-chair of the Federal Court Immigration and Refugee Law Moot, as well as to provide guest lectures at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She also volunteers her time in the community as a member of the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals, REACH Canada, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, and the County of Carleton Law Association.

To vote for Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2021, click here. Voting closes on June 25, 2021.