Anne O’Donoghue: Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Emily

Anne O’Donoghue is the Principal Solicitor and Managing Director of Immigration Solutions Lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law and received her specialisation in 1998 from the NSW Law Society.


As a founding member of the Immigration Lawyers’ Association of Australasia (ILAA) Anne is one of Australia’s most experienced immigration lawyers with over 22 years of experience.


Anne also has extensive international affiliations. Anne is a patron member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is the Vice Chair of the IBA’s Immigration and Nationality law committee. She is the secretary of the Immigration Commission of Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), an associate of the American Bar Association – international section and non-resident member of the New York State Bar Association’s international section. The ILAA is now known as the migration law committee of the Law Council of Australia (LCA) and Anne currently holds the position of Executive Treasurer of the International Law Section of the LCA. As of the 1st of July 2015, Anne will also be a member of the Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee of the NSW Law Society.


Her involvement in the development and promotion of immigration law both domestically and internationally is impressive. In 2012 Anne co-chaired a panel at the IBA conference in Dublin, and also participated as a delegate as part of the ALCCI Trade Mission to Lebanon where she was involved in preparing a series of business proposals targeted at the Significant Investor Visa (SIV). In 2013, she co-chaired the IBA Annual Conference in Boston and spoke at the IBA Biennial conference in London. In 2014 Anne chaired the Sydney organising committee for the Migration Law Conference which was hosted by the LCA. In 2014 Anne delivered a presentation on the SIV in Beijing at the Australia China Trade and Investment Expo, chaired a panel on the Hague Convention at the IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo, spoke at the UIA 58th Congress in Florence, and also spoke at the Hong Kong Investment Immigration Summit. In March 2015 Anne chaired a session at the CPD LCA Immigration Law Conference in Melbourne. She will also be attending and participating in the IBA Annual Conference in Vienna later this year.


Anne is involved in all aspects of immigration law, however she takes a strong interest in women’s issues in immigration.


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