Register now for the 2017 Refugee Law Office Conference!

Wednesday May 24, 2017

All-day event on June 28th, in-person and online
8:30 a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Legal Aid Ontario's (LAO) Refugee Law Office (RLO) is pleased to present the 2017 Refugee Law Office Conference, taking place at Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas Street West 26th Floor, Toronto, Ontario.

We will be bringing an exciting lineup of speakers and panelists discussing a wide range of topics pertaining to the evolving state of refugee law in Canada and abroad.


  • Credibility 360
  • 2017 Test Case Review
  • Litigating before the RAD
  • Refugee and Administrative Law Year in Review
  • IRB's New SOGI Guidelines and Litigating LGBT Claims
  • Professionalism: Best Practices and Commons Challenges in Representation before the IRB


Due to the high costs associated with running this conference, we began charging attendance fees in 2016. This year's full fee is $100.

Register now

Reduced admission is available for refugee panel lawyers, clinic staff and lawyers, and students. If you are a member of one of these eligible groups, use the following referral links to have a discount applied.

New this year: lunch!

We are happy to inform you that attendees will be provided with a lunch, along with our regular assortment of snacks and coffee.

Online and in-person

Participate online through our webcast or come in-person. Note: space is limited and will be prioritized for LAO refugee panel members and clinic lawyers. The webcast will be available for 30 days for all webcast registrants and then permanently archived online at LAO LAW for panel members, clinic staff and LAO employees.

CPD hours

Attendance will count toward the Law Society of Upper Canada's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement (portion for professionalism accreditation pending).


John Norquay
Staff lawyer
Legal Aid Ontario
Tel. (416) 977-8111, ext.7180

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