The new location for website of the Refugee Lawyers of Ontario is http://rlaontario.ca
This education was held at:
CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, 192 SPADINA (QUEEN & SPADINA), ATRIUM ROOM, TORONTO, ONTARIO— WEST SIDE OF SPADINA
The topics covered were:
– CPD ACCREDITATION –
3.25 hours (substantive hours)
– AGENDA –
5pm – 5.45pm DISCUSSION OF MPSEP V. TRAN
Speaker: Justice Justice O’Reilly, Justice – Federal Court of Canada
Moderator: Leigh Salsberg
5.45 pm -6.30 pm INTERSECTIONS OF CRIMINAL AND IMMIGRATION LAW: WORKING WITH CRIMINAL DEFENCE COUNSEL
Speaker: Peter Edelmann, Edelmann & Co. Law Offices
Moderator: Leigh Salsberg
6.50pm – 7.40pm EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INADMISSIBILITY ON SECURITY GROUNDS, AND SECTION 34
Speaker : Ronald Poulton, Poulton Law office
Moderator : Leigh Salsberg
7.40pm – 8.10pm Q&A SESSION
8.10pm – 8.30pm RLA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Since November’s AGM, where members heard from Raoul Boulakia on Test Case funding for challenging backlog/legacy cases, and Doyon Gold (Homewood Health, Member Assistance Program) and keynote speaker, Marley Mawhinney (Iyengar Yoga Centre) speaking about vicarious trauma and self-help and creating balance for refugee lawyers, the RLA held two members-only educational seminars in the winter and spring.
On February 28, 2017, Leigh Salsberg, Jacqueline Bonisteel, and Maureen Silcoff presentations on current issues around the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement.
Then, on May 10, 2017, the Honourable Justice Campbell, Richard Wazana, and Robert Blanshay spoke on emergency stays in Federal Court. Both Richard and Robert provided written materials for the attendees.
At the November 29, 2016 the following members were named to the executive:
The Refugee Lawyers Association Winter Educational, held in Toronto on February 16, 2016, covered the importance of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions in Kanthasamy and B10 on refugee law advocacy.
The Refugee Lawyers Association held it’s 2015 AGM at the CSI Annex in Toronto on November 17th. The meeting featured a panel discussion with Barbara Jackman, Jean Marie Vecina, and Swathi Sekhar, about the Ontario Court’s Habeas Corpus jurisdiction over immigration detention matters, as well as a presentation by Ratna Omdivar about Lifeline Syria and the citizen-led initiative to get groups of residents in the Toronto area to sponsor 1000 refugees over the ext two years.
The RlA executive for the upcoming year includes
Annual Membership Dues for lawyers can now be paid online via Paypal. Just click on the button at the bottom of this post.
To join the RLA, you need to download the application form, complete it, and then email it to the RLA, as directed. Once approved you can pay online using the Paypal button.