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Joycna is an Associate Lawyer at Battista Migration Law Group, practicing in the full range of immigration and refugee applications. She regularly represents clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) for refugee applications and appeals. Joycna also assists clients with written applications for Pre-Removal Risk Assessments and humanitarian and compassionate applications. In addition to her oral advocacy before the IRB, Joycna has also represented clients in judicial reviews and motions for stays of removal before the Federal Court of Canada.
Joycna holds a law degree from Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law, and a bachelor of arts degree, with honours, specializing in anthropology from the University of Guelph. During law school, she was awarded the 2019 George Norman Leipnik Award in International Legal Studies. Since graduating in 2020, Joycna has been developing her practice in refugee and immigration law, with a special interest in gender-related cases. Before joining Battista Migration Law Group, she practiced at a boutique immigration and refugee firm in downtown Toronto.
Her volunteer experiences include:
Head Coordinator, March for Women’s Sexual Health and Advocacy, Guelph
Executive Member, Queen’s Women and Law, Kingston
Joycna speaks conversational Punjabi.