Lavery lawyer Awatif Lakhdar participates in the first gathering of Moroccan lawyers living abroad

- Awatif Lakhdar

Awatif Lakhdar On April 8, 2016, Awatif Lakhdar, a member of Lavery’s Family , personal and estate law team, participated in the first Forum for Moroccan lawyers living abroad organized by Morocco’s Ministère chargé des Marocains Résidant à l’Étranger et des Affaires de la Migration in Rabat, Morocco. This gathering was attended by more than forty-five lawyers and judges working in various legal fields, in more than eleven countries.

Invited to represent Canada, Ms. Lakhdar co-lead a discussion panel before several Moroccan dignitaries and judges on the subject of “Co-operation and Partnership,” in particular, the need for legislative reform of private International law in Morocco.

The goal of this Forum was to identify the social, legal, and administrative difficulties facing Moroccans living abroad, propose ways to mitigate those difficulties, offer greater legal assistance to those in vulnerable situations, as well as establish a network of Moroccan lawyers living abroad.

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