Elyse Korman, Otis & Korman LLP

Elyse Korman is a passionate advocate for refugee claimants, including women and children fleeing persecution abroad. Elyse’s work includes acting for: women and children fleeing China based on their opposition to the Family Planning Policy; young Ethiopian female athletes persecuted because of their gender and ethnicity; women fleeing forced female genital mutilation in Africa; female journalists fleeing persecution in Afghanistan; women fleeing domestic and gender violence in countries with no access to state protection; women fleeing religious persecution in China and Pakistan; and women fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation. She has developed particular expertise as an appellate lawyer, preparing over 100 applications to the Federal Court of Canada seeking judicial review of failed refugee claims. She has also provided close mentorship to other women lawyers and legal clerks practising in refugee law.
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