Legal Aid:

The primary service offered by the NBRC is to prepare and represent refugee claimants who cannot afford a private lawyer before the Immigration and Refugee Board. This includes:

  • Pre refugee claim consultations
  • Representation and assistance throughout the entire refugee determination procedure (including pre and post refugee claim)
  • Volunteer counsel and research assistance provided for each claim (in house training provided to volunteer counsel and to research assistants)
  • Mock (practice) refugee hearings
  • Assistance filling out Permanent Residence applications following positive determination of refugee claims

Other services provided may include, on a case-by-case basis:

  • Assistance preparing applications for Permanent Residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds
  • Assistance preparing Pre Removal Risk Assessment applications
  • Assistance for refugee claimants who have been detained

Legal Education:

The NBRC trains law students, lawyer volunteers and others to conduct all aspects of refugee claims and humanitarian-based immigration applications.

From time to time, the NBRC provides presentations to the public about the refugee determination process and refugee matters in general.


Fax: (506) 204-6117


349 St George
327 St George Street, Suite 204
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Moncton, New Brunswick
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E1C 1W8


Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
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