Melody Mirzaagha | Associate
Melody Mirzaagha is an associate with Green and Spiegel, LLP. She received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School with a particular focus on International, Comparative and Transnational Law, and her B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University.
Melody is a member of the Ontario Bar and practices in the area of Canadian citizenship and immigration law. Melody’s practice includes: matters before the Federal Court and all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board; applications for temporary resident, work, student and visitor visas; applications for permanent residence, including family class, federal skilled worker, Canadian experience class, provincial nominee, investor, and applications on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. She is also able to assist with admissibility and enforcement matters.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
Melody is a member of the Citizenship and Immigration Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association. She is currently a member of the teaching team for the Lawyer as Negotiator course at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Prior to joining Green and Spiegel, Melody was an immigration case worker at Parkdale Community Legal Services in 2009. From 2006 – 2007, she completed a fellowship with the immigration law department of the Tahirih Justice Centre, an organization in Washington D.C. which assists women and girls who are facing gender-based human rights violations. Internationally, Melody was a delegate at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development from 2007 – 2010 and at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties with a particular focus on environmental refugees and issues affecting youth.
In addition, Melody was a member of the winning team at the 2010 International Criminal Court Competition in both New York and The Hague, Netherlands.
Melody has extensive volunteer experience working with youth in various Toronto neighbourhoods. She previously coordinated a grant project for the Wordswell Association for Community Learning which runs programs for youth between the ages of 12 and 15. Melody also volunteers as a facilitator for the Junior Youth Empowerment Program in her local community.