Roster Events

Immigration and refugee law training

Immigration and Refugee Law Training

February 28, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The pandemic has ramped up stress for immigration and refugee claimants. Gain insights on the challenges and new opportunities.

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Andrea Doyle
Senior Advisory Counsel, Family and Immigration Law

Ruth Williams
LAA Staff Lawyer

Alexandra Mann
Member, Refugee Protection Division

Jennifer Ellis
Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Jody Brennan
Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada




8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Opening remarks

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Refugee Law 101

  • Legislation
  • Grounds for the Claiming Refugee Status
  • Process

9:45 – 10 a.m.

Coffee break

10 a.m. – noon

The refugee hearing: Preparing  your client, running a refugee hearing and the aftermath

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch break

12:45 – 2 p.m.

Views from the Immigration and Refugee Board and presentations by Refugee Protection Division and Refugee Appeal Division

2 – 2:15 p.m.

Wellness break

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Refugee judicial reviews and refugee appeals

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Trauma-informed practice for refugee clients

3:15 – 4 p.m.

General discussion and questions on immigration law

4 – 4:05 p.m.

Closing remarks


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