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Refugee service provider? Have your say about LAO’s proposed panel standards

Friday, December 6, 2013

If you are a refugee or immigration service provider, we want your feedback on new panel standards we plan to put in place in the Spring 2014. These proposed new standards will distinguish between levels of expertise and experience for different cases Panel members who fail to meet these new standards will no longer be able to represent legal aid funded immigration and refugee clients.

Please let us know what you think! Between November 18, 2013 and January 31, 2014, LAO will meet with stakeholders to hear their views – in-person, via teleconference, by email or through our online form. The deadline for all written submissions is January 25, 2014.

You can learn more about what we are proposing and pick a consultation date on our refugee and immigration panel standards consultation page.


For questions or further information, please contact:

Jawad A. Kassab
Executive Lead, Refugee Services Transformation
Legal Aid Ontario

Telephone (416) 979-1446 x4705
Fax (416) 979-2948