Adrienne Smith

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Adrienne is an Associate Lawyer in the Immigration Department at Jordan Battista LLP. She maintains a full service immigration practice with particular interest and expertise in Federal Court litigation and appeals. She regularly acts in matters before administrative tribunals and at the Federal Court.

Adrienne represented Avery Edison, a transgendered woman who was detained in a male correctional facility. This case received national and international media attention in February 2014. She was also involved in the Federal Court challenge to the cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) for refugee health care and the Federal Court challenge to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's decision to terminate over 200,000 Federal Skilled Worker applications.

Adrienne received her law degree (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from McGill University. While at the University of Ottawa, Adrienne was the recipient of a Public Interest Law Fellowship in National Security Law.

Prior to law school, Adrienne served as a Policy Advisor at Citizenship and Immigration Canada and at a settlement agency in Toronto that administered integration and language training programs for new immigrants to Canada. Adrienne is currently a member of the legal committee at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.

Adrienne is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.