Alaa Abu-Hijleh is the firm’s founder and principal lawyer. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Political Science. Subsequently, she earned her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Birmingham and her Masters of Law (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School. As part of her LL.M, Alaa presented her thesis on refugee law titled: ‘Mandatory Military Enlistments: A Case of Inadequate Protections under Refugee Law’.
During her time at Osgoode Hall, Alaa participated in the Pro Bono program, where she worked at a firm specializing in immigration and refugee law. Within this capacity, she gained experience in various matters, including refugee claims, Humanitarian and Compassionate applications, Pre-Removal Risk applications (PRRA), Sponsorship applications, Travel Documents, Visas, Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Work Permits, and Inadmissibility matters.
After graduation, Alaa worked on real estate matters. She handled real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of property, mortgages, and financing. She also has experience drafting wills and Power of Attorneys.
Alaa is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, International Bar Association, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario, Arab Canadian Lawyers Association, Women’s Law Association, Ontario Real Estate Association, and Toronto Lawyers Association.
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