ADMITTED TO THE QUEBEC BAR IN 2011
École du Barreau (2010)
Bachelor in Laws (2007-2010), University of Montréal (LL.B.)
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Work permits, study permits, visitor’s visa, sponsorship, citizenship.
Civil procedure and litigation
Drafting proceedings, litigation, settlement conferences, negotiations, representation before the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court and the Court of Appeals.
Mandate in case of incapacity, homologation of incapacity mandates, power of attorney, tutorship, curatorship, access rights to grandchildren, wills and estates.
Family Law (Litigation)
Divorce, Separation, Dissolution, Child Custody, Access Rights, Child Support, Spousal Support, Parental Authority, Conjugal Violence, Permission to travel, Recognition of Paternity, Family Patrimony and Matrimonial Regime, Protection of Sensitive Information.
Family Law (Non-Contentious)
Joint Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Drafting Consent Agreements for Uncontested Divorce or Separation, Drafting Common Law Spousal Agreements, Private Negotiations or Conciliation, Providing Advice during Mediation, Settlement Conference at the Superior Court.
International Family Law
Recognition and execution of foreign judgments, recognition of jurisdiction, contestation of jurisdiction.
Requesting return orders in Quebec, contesting return orders in Quebec, assistance and co-ordination with foreign attorneys for same, right to travel.
Adoption, tutorship, Youth Protection, representation of parents in cases involving the Director of Youth Protection (“DYP”).
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Barreau du Québec
- Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBM)
- Association of Quebec Family Law Attorneys, Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec (AAADFQ)
- Association of Quebec Immigration Law Attorneys, Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration (AQAADI)
Me Leila Sadeg has worked as a legal officer in one of the United Nations Specialized Agencies, in Geneva, Switzerland. During her studies, she participated in a program on International Law and Human Rights at the International Institute of Humans Rights, in Strasbourg, France. She also gained valuable experience within non-profit organizations, including in an organization which aims to defend and protect foreign caregivers’ rights, in Montreal, Quebec.
Me Sadeg joined the firm of Kalman Samuels in 2012 and has established herself as a very sought-after and successful attorney. Her passion for Family Law, International Law and Immigration Law allows her to work with devotion and a sense of humanity in a wide range of mandates.
Me Sadeg is a board member of a local non-profit organization which aims to improve the quality of the services offered to children of her community.
Montreal – Éducaloi; as a volunteer for a leading legal information enterprise, Leila Sadeg presented educational lectures in primary schools as a guest attorney.
Montreal – Barreau du Quebec, Leila Sadeg has been a frequent volunteer for the legal information forum Visez Droit.
International Child Abduction
Me Sadeg has represented many parents involved in international abduction cases in relation to the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction. She has successfully obtained return orders in cases where a parent absconded with a minor child to Canada. She pleaded before the Quebec Court of Appeals in this regard.
Me Sadeg regularly represents parents requesting shared custody or sole custody of their children in a variety of situations. For example, she has obtained shared custody for a parent of a child with special needs in a highly contested case.
Contempt of Court
Me Sadeg has successfully obtained a contempt of Court ruling in a context where a parent did not comply with multiple court orders in a repetitive and intentional manner.
Cross-border litigation and jurisdiction debates
Me Sadeg regularly handles complex international cases which involve different jurisdictions and the application of foreign laws. She has gained significant experience and good knowledge of situations involving the international jurisdiction of the Quebec authorities under the Civil Code of Quebec.
Leila Sadeg and Geoffrey Ngamilu, “When the Grinch wants to steal your holidays with the grandkids”, The Senior Times, Vol. XXXIV No. 3 December 2019.
Daniel Romano and Leila Sadeg, “Legally Speaking: By what right can ‘The Government’ do that?”, VOL. XXXlV No. 8 July 2019.