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Nalini Reddy

Nalini Reddy

Lawyer

Nalini practices Immigration Law and assists non-Canadians with immigration, refugee matters, and citizenship and was named to the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers™ in Canada for Immigration Law.

Nalini practiced immigration and refugee law at the Federal Department of Justice in Winnipeg law for 18 years prior to joining Pitblado Law in order to do something she had always wanted to do as a lawyer: assist non-Canadians with immigration, refugee matters, and citizenship. She has also practiced in the areas of extradition and mutual legal assistance, and dealt with constitutional challenges to criminal/parole law amendments. Nalini has appeared in the Federal Court on countless immigration and refugee judicial reviews, as well as before the Federal and Manitoba Courts of Appeal and the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Nalini has presented at the Canadian Bar Association’s national annual Immigration and Citizenship conference and for the Law Society of Manitoba and Manitoba Bar Association. While at the Department of Justice, she acted as principal to several articling students and headed up the office’s pro bono project launch.

Nalini is the “Rock Star” of Immigration lawyers. She has made a very complicated process as streamlined and simple as possible. She is quick to respond to our communication requests and continues to deliver exceptional results. Nalini is my first and only telephone call when we have a requirement for this type of work.

Brian Rosenberg Vice President, Technology

Enablement Manitoba Blue Cross

Nalini Reddy and Pitblado Law helped me through very a long and complicated Immigration case. Nalini was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end. I’m so grateful and appreciated working with a lawyer who cares for you on a personal level. Nalini is patient, calming, confident and guided me through the entire process. My experience with Pitblado Law was excellent and I highly recommend their services!

Kristina W

Education

  • Admitted to the Bar of Manitoba, 1998
  • LLB., University of Manitoba, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 1994

Practice Areas

  • Presenter (in French), InfoJustice, “Webinaire sur le droit de l’immigration et l’impact de la pandémie”, August 26, 2020
  • Author, Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, “COVID-19 and Immigration-related Issues”, March 27, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Working with Immigrants and Newcomers to Canada”, Western Bar Association (Manitoba) and the Law Society of Manitoba
  • Co-Presenter, “Working with Immigrants and Newcomers to Canada”, Law Society of Manitoba, English Workshop
  • Co-Presenter, “Working with Immigrants and Newcomers to Canada”, Law Society of Manitoba, French Workshop
  • “Judicial Review of Work Permit Refusals: A Survey of the Jurisprudence” (co-writer and co-presenter), Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Conference Keynote address to Citizenship Ceremony special sitting
  • Guest speaker at high school Citizenship Day conference (in French and English)

 

  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association

 

  • Member of the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Manitoba, 2020 – 2022
  • Panel organizer and moderator, Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Conference
  • Conference organizer, panel organizer and moderator, Department of Justice National Immigration Conference
  • Trainer for Citizenship & Immigration and Canada Border Services Agency officers on Judicial Review and Administrative Law Principles

 

  • Vice Chair, Manitoba Bar Association’s Immigration Section
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Success Skills Centre
  • Volunteer, Winnipeg Connector Partnership
  • Volunteer, Legal Help Centre
  • Lawyers’ Play Committee, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 2017 – Present
  • Performer, Joint Manitoba Bar Association – Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre fundraising productions, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2019
  • Judge, United Nations Association in Canada (Winnipeg) Junior High Public Speaking Competition, 2010
  • Fundraising committee member/performer, Black Hole Theatre Alumni, 2015
  • Annual participant, Lawyers for Literacy, in support of West Broadway Youth Outreach
  • Daycare board and parent council member/chair, 2009 – 2015
  • Board Member, Community Legal Education Association, 2005 – 2011
  • Law Day Committee Member, Manitoba Bar Association, 2000 – 2004