Mike Bell is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is a member of the Bars of Ontario and Newfoundland. He has practiced Immigration Law in Ottawa for the past 25 years. He was the former Co-Chair of the Immigration Section of the Carleton County Law Association, past Vice-President of the Ottawa Carleton Immigrant Service Organization and a former Board Member of West End Legal Services. He has been advisory Counsel to the Refugee Immigrant Action Committee and has served on a number of Boards and Committees to assist newcomers to Canada. He is the past Chair of the Board of the Somerset West Community Health Centre. He currently practices Immigration Law and teaches Immigration Law in the Paralegal program at Algonquin College.