Pro Bono Initiative – Crisis In Afghanistan

Lawyers in the CBA Immigration Law Section are spearheading an initiative to provide services, without charge, to individuals affected by the crisis in Afghanistan. These services include legal consultations and advice for those seeking to take advantage of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s facilitative initiatives and programs to bring eligible Afghani nationals to Canada. These special measures are detailed on the IRCC website.


  • Arvin Afzali
    Auxilium Law Professional Corporation
    1100 - 120 Eglinton Avenue East,
    Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E2
    Tel: 416 - 203 - 8649
    * Can offer services in Dari/Farsi
  • Robert Israel Blanshay
    Blanshay Law
    228 Gerrard St. E.
    Toronto, ON, M5A 2E8
    Tel: 416-413-4955
  • Thiago Buchert
    Lee Cohen & Associates
    5009-7071 Bayers Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 2C2
    Email: Tel: 902-423-2412
  • Arghavan Gerami
    Gerami Law Professional Corporation
    130 Albert Street, Suite 802 Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G4
    Email: Toll Free: 800-579-7009
    Cell: 613-983-5756
    Collect: 613-695-4529
    * Can offer services in Farsi
  • Sheela Gupta
    Mosaic Immigration Law
    2211 Sandhill Drive, Niagara Falls ON
    Tel: 888 929 4527
  • Anna Kuranicheva
    Edmonton Community Legal Centre
    Suite 200, 10020 – 100 Street
    Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3
    Tel: 780-984-5057
  • Kamaljit K. Lehal
    Lehal Law Corporation
    Suite 200 - 6905 - 120th Street, Delta, BC, V4E 2A8
    Tel: 1-604-596-1321
  • Lisa Middlemiss
    Gomberg Dalfen S.E.N.C.
    281 de la Commune Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2E1
    Tel: (514) 845-0994
  • Prabhpreet Sangh
    Lehal Law Corporation
    Suite 200 - 6905 - 120th Street, Delta, BC, V4E 2A8
    Tel: 1-604-596-1321
  • Ramneek Kaur Sidhu
    Elgin Cannon & Associates
    1402 - 409 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
    Tel: 587 335 7065
    Tel: 604 683 0277
  • Qimat Zafar
    Stewart Sharma Harsanyi
    Suite 800, 633 – 6 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2P 2Y5
    Tel: 587-700-7461
    * Can moderately speak Dari

Please note that some restrictions will apply. The services offered do not extend to other immigration applications, such as regarding those who are not affected by the current crisis in Afghanistan. Lawyers themselves will determine whether they would offer a free service, on a case-by-case basis. Clients should make their best efforts to fill out forms and prepare other documents on their own before seeking to consult one of the volunteer lawyers.


The advice offered is provided on a volunteer basis by the lawyers listed above. The CBA, its officers or employees do not take any responsibility for the advice given as part of this project. For more information about this Disclaimer, please click on the link on the bottom of the page. By accessing, reading, and making use of this page, you agree, on your own behalf and on behalf of any entity on whose behalf you may be acting, to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you do not wish to be bound by this Disclaimer, you should not use this page or any of the contents thereof.