Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Section Founders’ Award Recipient 2019

  • April 15, 2019

With thanks to the generosity of Section members, the CBA Immigration Law Section created the Founders’ Award in 2013 in honour of the Founding Members of our Section in 1982-83. The award recognizes an exceptional law student or junior lawyer annually. The CBA Immigration Law Section is proud to announce that the 2019 winner of the Founders’ Award is J. Alicia Dueck-Read.

Alicia proposed a very important paper topic to analyze the Canada Border Service Agency’s new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, which will be of great practical relevance as the government continues to struggle with the issue of alternatives to detention and as lawyers continue to advocate for their clients with respect to immigration detention.

Alicia’s references praise her keen legal mind and dedication to her work with refugees and newcomers. Even as a law student Alicia has been an extremely dedicated volunteer, founding the Robson Hall Student Chapter of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) and assisting refugees and refugee claimants through her work with Welcome Place and Reaching Out Winnipeg. We look forward to her continued contributions to law and the CBA. Congratulations J. Alicia Dueck-Read!