Jacqueline Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from York University in 1985. She completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Ontario in 1989. She completed her Master of Law Degree in Administrative Law at Osgoode Hall in 2001.
Ms. Lewis has been Managing Partner at Lewis & Associates LLP since 1991. She has almost three decades of experience representing refugees before the Refugee Protection Division and challenging negative decisions before the Federal Court of Canada.
She has taught Immigration and Refugee Law at Carlton University and Western University. Her passion for Immigration and Refugee Law has lead her to build a strong and talented team of lawyers to represent Immigration and Refugee clients with complex and diverse needs, from all over the world.
Ms. Lewis registered as Foreign Legal Consultant at the Istanbul Bar Association in March 2020. That same month Ms. Lewis was awarded the Law Society of Ontario’s Laura Legge Award, which recognizes women lawyers who exemplify leadership within the profession.
She sits as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Egale Canada and has devoted her legal career to helping people from around the world make Canada their home. Her legal experience and commitment to Immigration and Refugee law and her clients are obvious from the moment you meet her to the outcome of your case.