Rafeena Rashid

Rafeena RashidRafeena is co-founder of Rashid Urosevic LLP, a boutique immigration and citizenship law firm.  Rafeena completed her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007. Prior to this, she explored migration-related issues while obtaining her Master’s degree in Legal Studies.  
At the same time, Rafeena worked as a Refugee Protection Officer at the Immigration and Refugee Board’s Refugee Protection Division. Here, she conducted expedited interviews and assisted decision-makers with refugee and protected persons hearings.  
After being called to the Ontario Bar in 2008, Rafeena practiced criminal defense and civil litigation. In 2010, she joined the Immigration Law Division at the Department of Justice as Counsel. She represented the Ministers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and defended decisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board for over six years. She handled cases in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, Rafeena taught the immigration and refugee law course in the paralegal program at Humber College.