Douglas Lehrer graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1985, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987, when he began his practice in Immigration and Refugee Law as a sole practitioner. In 1997, taking advantage of their longtime professional association, he and Paul VanderVennen formed the firm of VanderVennen Lehrer. He was certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Refugee Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1999. Mr. Lehrer's extensive experience includes representation of clients in all areas of Immigration and Refugee Law, including applications for permanent residence, family sponsorships, refugee determination hearings, deportation hearings and appeals before the Federal Court of Canada and Immigration Appeal Division. Fluent in Spanish, his practice serves the Hispanic community, as well as a diverse range of clients from many cultures and every continent of the world.
Mr. Lehrer is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Refugee Lawyers Association, the Legal Aid Ontario Immigration and Refugee Advisory Committee and the Legal Aid Ontario Area Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture from 1997 to 2004, and also held positions as Chair of the Legal Committee and Chair of the Fundraising Committee of this Centre. He regularly acts as a mentor to law students and community organizations dealing with immigrants and is a frequent public speaker on immigration topics.
Email Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org,