Our Principal, Mr. Kingsley Jesuorobo, is a proud recipient of many awards honouring his extraordinary professionalism and outstanding accomplishments in legal practice. Mr. Jesuorobo's record includes the following:
- He won a precedent-setting victory for a client at Canada's Federal Court in 2011 when he convinced the court to overturn a lower tribunal's decision (Chiwara v. M.C.I.) due to non-compliance with a Rule for joinder of family claims.
- He was invited to guest-lecture on refugee protection and human rights law at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, under the sponsorship of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Fahamu Refugee Program in September 2010.
- He was invited to guest-lecture on Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law at York University, Canada in 2005.
- He received the Planet Africa Television Award For Professional Excellence in 2004.
- He received an Award of Recognition from the Nigerian Canadian Association for his outstanding contribution to the community in 2004.
- He won the case for his first refugee client in Canada while he was still a law student at the University of Toronto in April 1994.
- He won his first jury trial (Insurance Litigation) case in Canada and successfully argued for the court to award solicitor and client's costs in favour of his client in 1996.
- He won 154 out of 185 asylum cases argued before the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board in 2002.
- He mounted ground-breaking successful challenges at Canada's Federal Court against mass deportation of illegal Immigrants on short notice in 2003 and 2004 and grabbed news headlines.
- He won Federal Court stay of deportation for a client who had exhausted all avenues to acquire status in Canada in 2005.
- He has successfully appealed against numerous negative decisions at the Federal Court of Canada.
- He has been profiled by numerous media outlets such as Planet Africa Television, Eagles World, The Afri-Canadian Journal, African Community Profile Magazine. Many of his cases have been reported by Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Television, Toronto Star, National Post, Metro, Ottawa Citizen, Halifax Daily News, etc.
- His legal exploits on behalf of immigrants in Canada prompted a local Toronto newspaper, The Nigerian Monitor, to christen him "Senior Advocate of the Masses" (SAM).
- He has trained over tens of lawyers so far.
- He is a founding partner at JED Solicitors, an international law firm which operates from Canada and Nigeria.
- He is Chair of the Canada Nigeria Chamber of Commerce [CNNC].