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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.

The Law Foundation of Ontario’
New Brunswick Law Foundation