Announcing the Launch of CILA’s New AI Committee


The Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association (CILA) is excited to announce the launch of its new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Committee.

As immigration law and technology continue to evolve, our commitment to equipping our members with the most up-to-date tools and information is more crucial than ever. The formation of this committee marks a significant step in our mission to enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of immigration lawyers across Canada.

The AI Committee will serve two primary purposes. First, it aims to educate CILA members on key information and tools at the intersection of immigration law and AI. By staying informed about the latest developments, risks and opportunities, CILA members will be better prepared to consider integrating the right AI tools to enhance proficiency and efficiency, provide even better service to clients and still maintain the high level of professionalism and responsibility that is required.

Secondly, the AI Committee will advocate for ethical and effective uses of AI by the government in processing Canadian immigration applications. As AI technology becomes increasingly prevalent at the government level, it is essential to ensure that its implementation is both fair and transparent. The AI Committee will actively engage with policymakers and stakeholders to promote best practices and safeguard the interests of immigrants and practitioners alike.

We are excited about the potential this new committee holds for our association and the broader immigration law community. Stay tuned for upcoming initiatives spearheaded by the AI Committee, and join us in embracing this new era of technology-enhanced legal practice.

AI Committee Members:

Adolfo Morais 

Benjamin Jakabek 

Caroline Pinto 

Cédric Marin 

Gaurav Sharma 

Joshua Schachnow (Chair)

Lou Janssen Dangzalan 

Mark Holthe 

Max Berger 

Melissa Babel 

Parush Mann 

Sarah Adler

Zeynab Ziaie Moayyed 

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