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Sara Espinal Henao


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English, French, Spanish

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2018

Legal Assistant(s): Linsay Newell

Sara works with foreign nationals and permanent residents who are seeking advice on immigration matters. She also assists Canadian businesses involved with the immigration system. Sara:

  • Advises clients on their immigration options, from temporary status to permanent residence and ultimately, citizenship.
  • Assists clients with the preparation of complex federal and provincial immigration applications.
  • Advocates for clients at various levels of the Canadian immigration system.

Education & Career


McGill University, B.C.L./LLB, 2017
McGill University, BA (joint honours in International Development Studies and Political Science), 2013


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Atlantic chapter head, Canadian Hispanic Bar Association
Legal volunteer, reachAbility Association, April 2018 – present
Corporate secretary, Fusion Halifax, 2017 – present
Case worker, McGill’s Humanitarian & Compassionate Project, 2015 – 2017
Legal volunteer, Legal Information Clinic at McGill, 2015 – 2016
Senior editor, Inter Gentes – The McGill Journal of International Law and Legal Pluralism, 2014 – 2016


McGill University Dean’s List

Thought Leadership


“The legal implications of chronic illness or disability on the pursuit of citizenship”, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

July 31, 2018

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