Legal Aid Ontario posts first Refugee & Immigration Services annual report

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)’s first Refugee & Immigration Services annual report, presenting 2014/15 accomplishments, is now available online. Included among the activities highlighted, LAO:

  • provided clients with over 7,000 distinct refugee and immigration services (refugee claims, humanitarian & compassionate applications, stays, judicial reviews, etc.)
  • strengthened panel standards for refugee and immigration private bar and staff lawyers and paralegals, to improve quality of legal services for refugee and immigration clients
  • developed a test case strategy to address changes in refugee and immigration legislation
  • appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in two ground-breaking and successful appeals
  • prevented deportation of vulnerable clients through the UN “Interim Measures” protocol.

Refugee & Immigration Services

Refugee & Immigration Services annual report
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