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Michael Nerbas

Associate Immigration Lawyer

Michael Nerbas is pleased to join the Ackah Law team as an Associate focusing on immigration and refugee law. Michael believes in a client-centered approach to practicing law and will work closely with you to determine your immigration needs and develop strategies to help you achieve your goals. He also advises corporate and individual clients on a variety of immigration options.

Michael was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba but turned West to pursue his dream job with Ackah Law. During his time in law school, Michael developed a passion for assisting refugee claimants. He previously worked for Legal Aid Manitoba where he assisted asylum-seekers. As a result of his passion, Michael co-founded a law school volunteer program allowing law students to assist refugee claimants. His efforts and enthusiasm were instrumental in furthering awareness of the legal struggles faced by refugees in Canada.

Michael continues to maintain strong relationships with the newcomer community in the prairie provinces, including Alberta. These relationships are crucial to his success, as it allows Michael to tailor his legal services to his client’s needs.

Michael articled at a law firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba that specialized in litigation. As a result, Michael has appeared before multiple levels of Court. This experience has proven to be invaluable to his immigration practice.

Education

· University of Manitoba, Juris Doctor, 2018

· University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), 2015

Leadership, Membership, and Achievements

· Alberta Bar, 2019

· Manitoba Bar, 2019

· Canadian Bar Association

· Manitoba Métis Federation Citizen/Member

Forbes Bros. Ltd. chose Ackah law as our immigration specialist for several reasons:

1. Competence: As immigration, permanent residency and the temporary Foreign worker program are necessary to our business we are not in a position to use a less than fully qualified service provider on these files.

2. Responsiveness: When you are dealing with the lives of people, there is nothing more important to that individual at that moment than his or her immigration issues, responsiveness to this, and an appreciation of the employee’s position is key.

3. Attitude: The thing I like best about Ackah law is the attitude and can-do spirit of the staff. Evelyn and her team show us what a small group of dedicated individuals can do. IT is the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel like a billable hour in a lawyers office.

– Doug Elniski, Vice President - Human Resources

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