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Yussif Silva
Articled student

Yussif Silva (pronouns: he/him) holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Common Law from Peter A. Allard School of Law (University of British Columbia). In Brazil, Yussif clerked at the State of Amazonas Court of Appeal and practiced a wide range of legal matters, highlighting Constitutional and Administrative challenges regarding underprivileged people’s rights. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Federal University of Amazonas (Brazil) and a Specialization in Civil Procedure Diploma from Damasio Law School (Brazil). Grandson of Palestinian immigrants, Yussif is passionate about helping newcomers with their immigration and refugee matters to fulfill their Canadian Dream. Before joining Edelmann & Co, Yussif was a clinician at the Access Pro Bono Society of BC and the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) at UBC. He can assist you in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Former Judo Athlete, Yussif is fond of Martial Arts, Soccer and Skiing.

Immigration and Refugee Law

“Time to Remedy the Problem of Temporary Resident Permits”, (Co-author) link:

“Stare Decisis and the Admissibility of Appeals to the Upper Court of Justice and to the Federal Supreme Court”, Federal University of Amazonas Law Review (Brazil)

“The Nominal Disclosure of the Remuneration of Public Servants and the Right to Privacy”, Damasio Law Review (Brazil)

Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)

Canadian Bar Association

  • Immigration Law Section and Refugee Law Section (Student Member)

Master of Laws (LLM) – Peter A. Allard School of Law (University of British Columbia) (2020)

Specialization in Civil Procedure Diploma  – Damasio School of Law (Sao Paulo, Brazil) (2018)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Federal University of Amazonas (Amazonas, Brazil) (2015)

Graduate Law Students Society – Vice-President for Professional Programs, 2019-2020 (Vancouver, BC)

Spiritist Centre Jesus of Nazareth – Coordinator of the Poverty Alleviation Initiative, 2016-2019 (Manaus, AM, Brazil)

2020 Edward JC Hossie Student Leadership Award (UBC)