Speaking Engagements

21-Jun-17 "Cybersecurity -Big, Middle and Little Data" - AILA GMS Conference, June 21, New Orleans, USA.  
 
27-Apr-17 "Innovation – the key to a strong economy: A discussion of immigration and tax" Panel co-Chair and Moderator - American Bar Association, Section of International Law Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 24-19, 2017  
 
08-Mar-17 "Vital Skills for the Immigration
Practitioner - Ethics and Professionalism for the
Immigration Practitioner"- Panel Chair and Moderator, Ontario Bar Association, March 8, 2017
 
 
07-Oct-16 "8th Annual Northern Border Immigration Conference
… Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border"- AILA Upstate NY Chapter- Conference co-Chair October 7, 2016
 
 
20-Sep-16 "Immigration, refugees and the use of satellites" , Panel moderator, International Bar Association annual conference, September 20, Washington D.C.  
 
09-Mar-16 "Walking the tightrope: avoiding and resolving ethical issues in immigration law" - Ontario bar Association- Program Chair and Moderator.  
 
20-Nov-15 “Can you bring the family?” - IBA Global Business Immigration Conference; London, UK  
 
09-Oct-15 "On the move: global business immigration update" - IBA Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.  
 
25-Sep-15 "Work Authorization Options under NAFTA" 7th Annual Northern Border Immigration Fall CLE Conference, 1000 Islands harbor Resort, Clayton, NY. Download
 
27-May-15 "The Labour Market Impact Assessment “LMIA”
[formerly LMO] Process" - Insight conference- Corporate Immigration - Toronto, Canada
Download
 
29-Apr-15 “Martial Arts Ethics: Offensive and Defensive Techniques” , American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Conference, Washington D.C.  
 
26-Mar-15 “Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dealing With Ethical Issues in Immigration Law” - Ontario Bar Association - Program Chair and Moderator  
 
09-Mar-15 “Temporary Foreign Workers: Nuts and Bolts for the Business Practitioner” - Ontario Bar Association, Featured speaker  
 
25-Feb-15 “The Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Understanding the New Application Rules and Employer Compliance” - Ontario Bar Association - Program Chair and Moderator  
 
17-Oct-14 "Canada / US Border Immigration: Sixth Annual Fall Conference"- AILA, Buffalo, NY.- Program co-Chair Download
 
20-Sep-13 AILA Northern Border Conference- Albany, NY - "The "Crimmigrant": criminal inadmissibility"- Speaker  
 
26-Jun-13 “A World View on “Minor” Criminality” - Global Migration Section, AILA 2013 Annual conference-- San Francisco, USA.  
 
01-May-13 "Ethics and Immigration Law: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Without Losing Sleep" , Ontario Bar Association, Program Chair and moderator. Download
 
23-Apr-13 "Déjà vu? The Immigration Debate After the US Election: Where Do We Go From Here?" American Bar Association, Section of International Law Spring Meeting, Washington DC, Program speaker.  
 
23-Apr-13 "Ethical red flags in international law practice: advising clients and protecting your reputation" - American Bar Association, Section of International Law Spring Meeting, Washington DC, Program Chair and Moderator.  
 
29-Nov-12 "Minor Criminality and Foreign Workers:
A Big Headache for Employers" - Webinar - Canadian HR Reporter and Human Rsources Institute of Alberta
 
 
03-Oct-12 "The global citizen: international mobility of the skilled in the age of free trade” - International Bar Association annual conference- Dublin- Ireland.  
 
20-Sep-12 "Employing Foreign Workers" - The Canadian Institute - Program Chair Download
 
18-Apr-12 "For better or worse: international issues in marriage and divorce" , Session co-Chair and moderator - American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring meeting, New York, USA  
 
03-Apr-12 "LMO Tips and Traps: Navigating the Foreign
Worker Labour Market Opinion Process" - Webinar sponsored by Canadian HR Reporter and HRPA.
 
 
08-Mar-12 "Immigration law: practice primer for today's practicioner" - The Commons Institute - Toronto Download
 
23-Feb-12 "When the past comes back to haunt your client
Criminal Inadmissibility, Temporary Resident Permitsand Rehabilitation" , Program Chair and Moderator, Ontario Bar Association luncheon seminar
 
 
07-Dec-11 "Developing Your Practical Strategy to Address
Critical Skilled Labour Challenges" - The Canadian Institute Construction Superconference
Download
 
22-Sep-11 "Global transfers and the highly skilled" - 5th Biennal Global Business Immigration Conference - International Bar Association, London, Program moderator Download
 
23-Aug-11 "Winning strategies in foreign worker transfers" - Canadian HR Reporter webinar series. Download
 
08-Jun-11 "Ethics and Immigration: tips and traps" - Ontario Bar Association, Program Chair and Moderator.  
 
07-Apr-11 "Immigration reform and the corporate employer: a cross-border nightmare and the third rail of U.S. politics" - American Bar Association, Section of International Law 2011 Spring meeting- Program co-Chair. Download
 
04-Nov-10 "Global Privacy, Data Protection and Security across Borders" - American Bar Association, Section of International Law Fall 2010 meeting, Paris, France - Program Moderator.  
 
14-Oct-10 "Service Canada Update" - Ontario Bar Association, Program Chair and moderator.  
 
03-Oct-10 "Sex and immigration: where taboo subjects and national laws collide"- International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada - Program Chair and moderator.  
 
16-Feb-10 "Navigating the international assignment maze: immigration, employment and taxation issues in foreign worker transfers", Ontario Bar Association Institute 2010 - Program co-Chair Download
 
29-Jan-10 "The impact of Global Migration on Business Immigration Practice CLE: The Yellow Brick Road to Canada" - AILA 2010 Midyear conference Download
 
19-Nov-09 "Skilled workers – the highly skilled and the global
transfers" , Program Chair and moderator, IBA 4th Biennial Global Business Immigration Conference, London, UK.
Download
 
05-Oct-09 "Immigration options for entrepreneurs and investors" Program Chair , IBA annual conference, Madrid , Spain.  
 
17-Sep-09 "A luncheon with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada", Ontario Bar Association, Program co-Chair Download
 
15-Jun-09 "Service Canada Update: the new economic reality" - Ontario Bar Association, Program Chair and Moderator Download
 
14-Apr-09 "Winning strategies in international executive transfers: Employment, Taxation and Immigration issues", ABA Section of International Law Spring meeting.  
 
01-Feb-09 "Immigration and Employment issues for Business, Investors and families"' Center for International Legal Studies, Austria. Download
 
12-Nov-08 "Making the rigth move: employment and taxation law issues for immigration lawyers", Ontario Bar Association, Program Chair. Download
 
13-Oct-08 "Global Business Immigration Update", International Bar Association Annual Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina , October 12-17, 2008 Download
 
15-Jul-08 "Mastering immigration applications for foreign workers" - Program co-Chair - The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Canada - Download
 
17-Jun-08 "Managing legal risks in employing executives" - The Canadian Institute - Toronto, Canada Download
 
24-Apr-08 "When Family Law and Immigration Collide"- Ontario Bar Association luncheon- Program Moderator Download
 
02-Apr-08 "Cross -Border Employee Transfers: Tricks and Traps" - American Bar Association, Section of International Law Spring Meeting. Download
 
04-Feb-08 "Misrepresentations in Canadian Immigration Law", Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Institute 2008, Toronto Download
 
16-Nov-07 "Entrepreneurs, Investors, establishing overseas offices", IBA 3rd. Biennial Global Business Immigration Conference", program moderator Download
 
15-Oct-07 "Global Business Immgration Update", IBA Annual Conference, Singapore, October 14-19- Program Chair  
 
17-Sep-07 "The Border Horror Show: Top 10 situations for international business lawyers and their clients" - Ontario Bar Association Download
 
28-Aug-07 "Immigration issues arising in corporate transactions - Teleconference and live audio Webcast - American Bar Association " Download
 
10-Jul-07 "Building and Managing Your Legal Business" Download
 
02-May-07 "Trusted Travelers or Terrorists? A Comparative Perspective on Travel Security Programs" Download
 
25-Apr-07 "Immigration Law 101 for the Entertainment, Sports and Arts lawyer" - American Bar Association, New York City Download
 
21-Mar-07 "The National Foreign Worker Program: Updates and New Directions" - Ontario Bar Association luncheon series- Program Chair and moderator. Download
 
14-Jan-07 "International Business Immigration Law and the Expatriate Private Client" - Center for International Legal Studies conference, Kitzbuhel, Austria, Session day Chair and moderator Download
 
18-Oct-06 "Skilled Trades Wanted: the construction industry labour crisis" - Ontario Bar Association - Program Chair and moderator. Download
 
21-Sep-06 "Global Business Immigration Update"- International Bar Association annual conference- Chicago , USA, September 17 to 22, 2006. Mr. Karas chaired and moderated the session discussing recent developments in global business immigration. Download
 
25-Aug-06 AILA Canada Chapter CLE - "Ethics Panel"- Marriott Hotel, Toronto - Mr. Karas participated in a panel discussion of ethical issues in immigration law with lawyers and US government officials. Download
 
15-Jun-06 "The Quest for Talent Acquisition - Bridging the Gap in a Shrinking Labour Pool"- National Symposium, Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)- Program brochure Download
 
15-Jun-06 "The Quest for Talent Acquisition - Bridging the Gap in a Shrinking Labour Pool"- National Symposium, Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)- Mr. Karas was a speeker at this event opnened by the Minister of Citizneship and Immgration and co-sponsored by the National Post, attended by CEOs, prominent academics and federal government officials. Download
 
19-Apr-06 "When your client comes to Canada: Customs and Taxation issues" - Ontario Bar Association luncheon session- Program Chair and Moderator Download
 
06-Apr-06 Special Citizenship Ceremony, Law Day, Ontario Bar Association- Mr. Karas delivered an address to new citizens upon taking their Oath of Citizenship. Download
 
15-Feb-06 "Service Canasa Update" - Ontario Bar Association luncheon session - Program chair and moderator Download
 
11-Nov-05 "Hot tips for the future"- International Bar Association, Global Business Immigration Summit, London, UK, November 10-11, 2005 Download
 
23-Oct-05 "Labour Needs: Cutting the Red Tape and Building Partnerships" - Panel Member at Plenary Session, CERC Annual Conference - Niagara Falls, Canada, October 23-25 Download
 
29-Sep-05 "The New EU Employment Rules", Session Chair and Moderator - International Bar Association Annual Conference- Prague, Czech Republic.  
 
26-May-05 "Inernational Employee Transfers: Recruiting Global talent" - Business Immigration Law Seminar - Crowne Plaza at the United Nations- New York, USA Download
 
18-May-05 "Hot Ethical Issues for Immigration Lawyers" - Ontario Bar Association luncheon session - Program Chair and Moderator Download
 
14-Apr-05 38th Parliament of Canada, 1st Session,
Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration: Mr. Karas gave extesnive testimony on the issue of credential recognition for foreign professionals before Members of the House of Commons.
Download
 
13-Mar-05 "The Future of Global Outsourcing" - Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) conference- Kitzbuhel, Austria  
 
19-Nov-04 The 12th Annual Immigration Law Summit
"IRPA: The Next Five Years". Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto
 
 
02-Oct-04 “Third Safe Country Treaties” (AILA /IBA joint program) New York, USA - Discussion leader- participants included lawyers from the US, Department of Homeland Security, Australia and Europe.  
 
01-May-04 “Federal Skilled Workers” Canadian Bar Association National CLE, “The Citizenship and Immigration Law Conference – IRPA, The Continuing Evolution”. Toronto, Canada  
 
13-Jan-04 “The Creation of CSIC – Pros and Cons”, Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Luncheon Session. Toronto, ON, Canada