LAO providing limited refugee law services through staff offices

Published: May 15, 2019

Legal Aid Ontario’s refugee law offices in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa are working under new case selection criteria, designed to serve the clients most in need.

The refugee law offices in these locations will assist financially eligible clients with:

  • refugee appeal matters
  • judicial review matters
  • refugee and immigration services for particularly vulnerable clients

As these offices have limited capacity, not all clients will be able to receive assistance. Clients will be triaged based on needs, the strength of the legal case, and the available resources of the office.

Legal Aid Ontario introduced these interim services in April 2019.

How do clients get assistance?

Clients who are not detained can visit or contact the offices directly. If your client has been detained, refer to them to the appropriate office.