BASSAM AZZI LAWYER
Bassam holds both a civil law degree (LL.L.) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international criminal law. He completed his articles of clerkship at the Federal Court, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2012. Prior to law school, Bassam obtained an Honours B.Sc. with specialization in Biochemistry and a Minor in Psychology.
Since his call to the Bar, Bassam has practiced in the areas of immigration and refugee law, criminal defence, and public and administrative law. He regularly represents clients before all levels of court and various administrative boards and tribunals.
Bassam has a particular interest in international criminal law and international refugee law, having attended The Hague Academy of International Law and completed an internship with the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the first international criminal tribunal set up to deal with the crime of terrorism. Bassam was also awarded the Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire Scholarship in Humanitarian Law (2011).
Bassam is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
NATALY AZZI LAWYER
Nataly is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. A graduate of the National Program, she obtained her Juris Doctor and civil law degree from the University of Ottawa.
Prior to joining Azzi Law, Nataly worked for the Government of Canada for several years and served as a Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice Sean J. Harrington at the Federal Court where she worked on a broad range of immigration and refugee issues. Nataly has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the Federal Court process and procedures and frequently appears before provincial and federal tribunals.
Nataly’s practice is primarily focused on human rights, administrative law, and immigration and refugee law, with a particular interest in business immigration. She is also actively involved in the community, doing legal pro bono work for various organizations.
She is fluent in English, French and Arabic, and currently studying Mandarin Chinese.
CHRISTIAN AZZI LAWYER
Christian received his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2016. He completed his articles of clerkship at the Social Security Tribunal of Canada as part of the distinguished French Law Practice Program. Prior to law school, Christian obtained an Honours B.A. with specialization in psychology from the University of Ottawa. He also undertook two years of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Moncton, focusing primarily on the assimilation of immigrants in Canadian society.
At the University of Ottawa, Christian worked with Pro Bono Students Canada at the National Council of Canadian Muslims, completed a community law internship with the Fédération de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne, and assisted senior counsel with various legal matters.
Christian’s practice is primarily focused on immigration and refugee law; however, he also possesses an interest in civil litigation.
He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
JOSEPH AZZI MARKETING DIRECTOR
Joseph is Azzi Law’s design and brand development consultant. He brings to the team over seven years of experience in graphic design, marketing, and information technology. Prior to joining the firm, Joseph worked as a graphic designer and marketing consultant in both the public and private sectors. His clients include Canadian and foreign individuals and businesses.
It is often said that image is everything, and that especially applies to the provision of legal services. To achieve success, how decision-makers perceive our clients’ cases is equally as important as the underlying legal research and arguments. Not only does Joseph ensure that we use technology to optimize the client service experience, but that it is also used appropriately and efficiently to enhance the presentation of our cases before the courts and tribunals.
Joseph is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.