FRANCA AKUNEME

FRANCA AKUNEME

Franca is an internationally trained lawyer that obtained her LLB in 2013 and was subsequently admitted to the Nigerian bar in 2015. She relocated to Canada in December 2018 after practicing for a few years in her home country. In January 2019, she joined a local firm in Grande Prairie as a legal assistant while fulfilling the Federation of Law Societies of Canada examination requirements (J.D. Equivalency). After completing her examinations, Franca began articling with a local law firm in Grande Prairie and joined Stringam shortly before being called to the Alberta Bar in 2023.

Franca’s primary practice areas are Family Law, Real Estate, Wills & Estates and Immigration.

In her spare time, Franca enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She also enjoys providing pro bono legal services through the Grande Prairie Legal Guidance.

Education

Immigration

Addressing Immigration Myths: On The Sussexes’ Move To Canada

Prince Harry and Meghan recently announced on social media and their personal website that they’d be transitioning away from their …

Immigration

USMCA: How to Use the New NAFTA to get Work Permits to Canada

One of the biggest changes that occurred when Express Entry(EE) was released back on January 1, 2015 was the ruthless approach that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) took with respect to the processing of permanent resident applications.