As receptionist/legal assistant Wafa Karafala is the client’s first point of contact with Kaminker and Associates. Wafa schedules appointments and consultations and directs clients to the appropriate resource within the firm. As a legal assistant, Wafa assists with the completion of immigration application forms for all types of applications including permanent resident applications, work permits and refugee claims and assists with document collection to support applications. In addition, she prepares disclosure packages for immigration proceedings and liaises with the Immigration and Refugee Board and Legal Aid Ontario on client files. Wafa is a fluent English and Arabic speaker and provides interpretation for clients and translation of documents. In completing all of the above tasks she plays a key and vital role at Kaminker and Associates.