Filling the gaps: A workshop on refugee law

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Event date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 11:00 to 16:00
Name of Organization: 
NSBS, ISANS, Halifax Refugee Clinic, Atlantic Refugee & Immigrant Services and Refugee Sponsorship Support Program – Halifax section.
Contact Email: 
Location: 
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Cogswell Tower, 2000 Barrington St Suite 800, Halifax
Filling the gaps: a workshop on refugee law
 
This workshop is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax Refugee Clinic, Atlantic Refugee and Immigrant Services and Refugee Sponsorship Support Program – Halifax section.
 
November 8, 2016, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society classroom
Cogswell Tower, 800–2000 Barrington Street, Halifax
 
 
You are invited to a Refugee Law Workshop at the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
 
We have identified a number of gaps in the provision of legal services to immigrants and refugees in Nova Scotia. The purpose of this workshop is to begin to fill these gaps by increasing and developing expertise in refugee law and by building a roster of trained lawyers who can offer pro bono or low bono services in these areas.
 
Presenters: 
 
  • Julie Chamagne is the Executive Director of the Halifax Refugee Clinic – a pro bono clinic that offers legal services to immigrants and refugees in Nova Scotia. Julie will open the workshop with a discussion of the current gaps in legal services for immigrants and refugees.  
  • Laura Hambleton is the Atlantic Trainer with the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program. 
  • Elizabeth Wozniak is a lawyer with North Star Immigration Law in Halifax.
Both Laura and Elizabeth will be providing lawyers with the practical tools needed to assist this increasing population of newcomers.
 
RSVP: Kindly email jhabet@nsbs.org by Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Thank you!