Asiya Hirji is a lawyer practising in all areas of immigration law, with a focus on representing clients in hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada. In addition to immigration litigation, she also specializes in civil litigation and joined the firm in 2009.
While attending law school, Asiya interned at the immigration and refugee division of the South Ottawa Legal Aid Clinic, where she gained valuable experience in the field of immigration. During law school, Asiya also interned at the law branch of the Supreme Court of Canada, and spent time clerking for a High Court justice in Nairobi, Kenya in addition to volunteering with the Federation of Women Lawyers.
Asiya teaches Immigration and Refugee Law Procedure at Humber College in Toronto, and is fluent in French. She regularly volunteers with the AKF Foundation, organizing and providing information sessions for newcomers regarding immigration options available to them and their families, to facilitate their immigration to Canada.