Deadline to join a refugee panel is July 31

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Refugee lawyers who want to represent legal aid clients must first meet the refugee law panel standards. Panel standards help ensure that legal aid clients receive high-quality services. The standards for each panel provide the experience and professional development requirements that lawyers must meet.

Legal Aid Ontario’s panel standards for refugee lawyers include:

  • General standards for lawyers conducting first-instance Refugee Protection Division (RDP) and immigration work.
  • Appellate standards for lawyers who litigate at the Refugee Appeal Division and Federal Court.

Joining a panel

The deadline to submit an application for a refugee panel is July 31, 2016.

Applicants will receive a decision typically six weeks after applying.

Want to apply later? Future panel acceptance dates are posted regularly.


Jawad A. Kassab - LLB, MDiv, MBA
Executive lead, Refugee and Immigration Program – GTA
Legal Aid Ontario
Telephone: (416) 979-1446 x4705
Fax: (416) 979-2948