Please note: The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program is looking for lawyers to assist with preparing applications to privately sponsor Afghan refugees. Training for interested volunteers will also take place on Thursday at 6pm EST. See here for more information.


**Register Here / Inscrivez-vous ici**

Please join the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers on Thursday, September 9 from 1:00pm (EDT) / 10:00am (PDT) to 2:30pm (EDT) /11:30am (PDT) for a webinar on the current situation in Afghanistan and effective advocacy in representation of Afghan claims before the Refugee Protection Division as well as pathways for overseas Afghans, particularly refugee private sponsorship. Presenters will include Journalist Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief at the Globe and Mail; Nilofar Ahmadi at N.K. Lawyers, who specializes in claims from Afghanistan; Jackie Swaisland, partner at Landings LLP and founding member of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program; and Djawid Taheri, lawyer and founder of Taheir Law Office .

The panel will be moderated by Warda Shazadi Meighen, partner at Landings LLP.


Frais d’inscription

There is no registration fee. We are kindly asking registrants to make a donation to an organization supporting Afghans if they are in a position to do so. Below is a list of organizations.

**Register Here / Inscrivez-vous ici**

CPD ACCREDITATION / Accréditation professionnelle:

Ontario: 1.5 Substantive hours

British Columbia: 1.5 Substantive hours

Quebec: To be determined

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REQUEST TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES / Demande aux employés du gouvernement fédéral :

Given the nature of material to be discussed, we respectfully ask that government employees not attend this conference.

En raison de la nature des sujets discutés, nous demandons respectueusement aux employés du gouvernement de ne pas assister à cette conférence.