Who We Are

The face behind Anchor Law and what motivates us to do what we do.

Hello and welcome. I am Aleksandar Jeremić, founder and principal of Anchor Law. I am a Barrister and Solicitor based in Toronto, Canada, and Anchor Law is the embodiment of my immigration and refugee law practice.

 

The Balkan wars of the 1990s led my family and me to immigrate to Canada. This experience inspired an interest in international affairs and politics early in my life. That led me to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Toronto. Following a few years working in the publishing and media industry, my intellectual curiosity led me to law school at the University of Ottawa. I quickly realized that immigration and refugee law appealed to me. It presented the perfect opportunity to combine my interest in politics and global issues with my desire to be an advocate and work with the public.

 

This interest led me to work for an Ottawa-based immigration lawyer during the summer after my second year of law school, and throughout my third year. After I graduated I returned to Toronto and articled at a boutique insurance defence firm. While working in a different area of the law taught me valuable new skills and allowed me to gain advocacy experience in appearances before the Ontario Superior Court, it also reinforced my belief that immigration and refugee law is my true calling.

 

The next logical step was to found Anchor Law.

Education

University of Ottawa – Faculty of Law, Juris Doctor (2014)

University of Toronto – Faculty of Arts and Science, Master of Arts in Politics and Policy (2009)

University of Toronto – Faculty of Arts and Science, Bachelor of Arts specialist in Political Science (2007)

Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)

Refugee Lawyers Assocation (RLA)

 

Mission Statement

Through my practice I hope to combine personal experience as an immigrant and my legal training, to deliver compassionate, timely, and value-based legal services. I envision the Anchor Law website as a resource-rich tool to help you find general information as quickly as possible and a portal through which you can contact me easily.

 

If you require legal advice and representation, I hope to be your steward through the legal process on transparent and mutually agreeable terms. I will strive to communicate with you promptly and clearly, provide a fair and honest assessment of your case, and only take your case on if I can fully commit myself to your cause.

 

I invite you to explore the Anchor Law website and contact me.

Latest Blog Post

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