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Yveson Philogene

Meet Yveson Philogene, the driving force behind Philogene Law. As the principal and founding lawyer of the firm, Yveson brings a wealth of experience, unwavering dedication, and a genuine commitment to serving our clients with compassion and expertise.

With a profound understanding of the complexities of Family Law, Immigration Law, and Wills and Estates and Real Estate. Yveson has established himself as a trusted advocate in these fields.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Yveson is a dual-qualified lawyer licensed to practice law in Canada (Alberta and Ontario) and in Haiti. In 2012, he finished his Canadian law degree and obtained the title of Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. He obtained his law degree from the State University of Haiti in 1996 and practiced law in Haiti for nearly 10 years..

 

At the Ministry of Justice, he held the position of Head of Service for the clerks’ and prosecutors' offices and the Chief Coordinator of a judicial management program sponsored by ACDI-USAID. He came to Canada in 2004 and first settled in Ottawa, before moving to Edmonton, Alberta in 2019.

EDUCATION AND PRACTICE

He came to Canada in 2004 and settled in Ottawa, Ontario. He worked for several years as a French instructor at college and language schools in Ottawa. Then in 2009, he enrolled at the University of Ottawa to study common law and in 2012 he obtained his Juris Doctor.

He taught French at La Cité collégiale and worked at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as a compliance officer for about a year. After that, he continued to run his real estate business and language school.

After moving to Edmonton to join his family, he worked in Calgary, Alberta at Kuefler Stevenson Bennett LLP as a trainee lawyer in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates Law, Construction Law between 2018 – 2019 and was called to the Alberta Bar in November 2020.

He first joined Quantz Law, where he practiced family law, civil litigation, immigration law, and wills and estates law. He worked as a contract immigration attorney at Fisher Law from July 2022 to November 2023. In January 2022, he founded Philogene Law where he practices immigration law, family law, wills and estates law, and real estate law.

VOLUNTEER AND HOBBIES

Yveson is very involved in the Francophone community of Alberta and Ontario. He is a member of the board of directors of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA). He also gives legal workshops, does radio presentations, and publishes articles in newspapers on immigration and family law.

Yveson enjoys spending time with family and friends. As hobbies, Yveson enjoys road biking, table tennis, reading, documentaries and cinema.

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