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Reminder: only two days left to register 2015 Refugee Law Office conference

Monday, June 22, 2015

Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) Refugee Law Office (RLO) welcomes lawyers interested in immigration and refugee law to the annual RLO conference and webcast.

Free all-day event on June 24, in person and online

Join our webcast, or come in-person to Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas St. W., 26th floor, Toronto.

CPD hours!

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


(subject to change)

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15

Introduction and Welcome

9:15 – 9:45

Cessation of Refugee Status
Michael Bossin

9:45 – 10:45

IRB “Potpourri” – Part I
Adrienne Smith, Matthew Oh, Jennifer Pollock, Melinda Gayda

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Best Practices and LSUC Complaints
Lorne Waldman & Aisling Bondy

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (not provided)

1:00 – 1:15

Updates from LAO

1:15 – 1:45

The year’s jurisprudence in review
Angus Grant

1:45 – 2:45

IRB “Potpourri” – Part II
Ron Shacter, Ben Liston, Aadil Mangalji

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 3:45

Evidence Issues: Cross-Examination, Disclosure and Subpoenas
Jackie Swaisland

Confidentiality Motions
Hadayt Nazami

3:45 – 4:30

From the Federal Court: Inadmissibility and Exclusion
The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly

Reserve your spot now!

While space at the free conference and via the webcast is limited, the webcast will be available after the conference on DVD.

Register to attend in person or via webcast

Event details


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor

Get directions




John Norquay
Barrister and Solicitor, Refugee Law Office
Legal Aid Ontario
Tel. (416) 977-8111, ext.7180