“I am passionate about immigration law because what I do has direct benefits not only for individuals today, but also for future generations.”
Aadil Mangalji is an active advocate of immigration and refugee rights in Canada and appears regularly at Federal Court, the Immigration Appeal Division and the Refugee Board. He has also presented cases at the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario; Canadian Bar Association; Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers; and the Refugee Lawyers Association.
Aadil Mangalji is a strong advocate of ensuring access to justice for vulnerable people, and volunteers his time with many community groups. He is currently the Chair of the Board at Neighbourhood Legal Services; a community legal clinic in downtown Toronto that helps low-income and vulnerable communities. He provides pro-bono services for Rainbow Railroad and The 519, organizations that assist LGBT refugees escaping persecution to areas of safety. In addition, he volunteers with assisting in the development of early childhood education programs in Sri Lanka.
Aadil Mangalji is a strong community member of the Legal Aid Ontario Peer Review committee, and the Legal Aid Area Review Committee, a position that is only given to experienced senior counsel.
Aadil Mangalji graduated with a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Dean's list distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Aadil has been Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law as well as a Specialist in Refugee Protection Law, a prestigious list of which only approximately 15 lawyers in all of Canada belong.
Aadil speaks English, French and Gujrati.