Please join the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers for an exciting series of webinars that examine various country and claim profiles in refugee law. Panelists will share their experiences and expertise in preparing these country/claim profiles, including strategies for preparing claimants, framing arguments to the RPD, as well as relevant jurisprudence, research, and other resources to help you effectively represent your clients.

**Note on webinar recordings: Prior registrants will have received the access password in their confirmation of registration email. New registrants will also receive the password.

Registration will allow you to (i) join in live to any upcoming webinars and (ii) view archived recording and presentation materials from previous webinars in the series. By the end of the series, all of the webinar recordings and presentation materials will be posted to this website and will be available exclusively for past registrants to review in the future.

Each webinar is from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/10:00am-11:30am/PST. Some panelists may available to continue taking questions and discuss strategies in breakout rooms for an additional 30 minutes.

JUNE 17 Refugee Claims Based on Intimate Partner Violence

Speakers: Jean Lash and Nastaran Roushan

Supporting materials & handouts are available here. Recording is available here.

JULY 8 Refugee Claims based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and/or Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC)

Speakers: Robert Hughes and Nicholas Hersh

Supporting materials are available here. Recording is available here.

JULY 29 Refugee Claims Based on Gang violence in Central America

Speakers: Heather Neufeld and Keith MacMillan

Supporting materials are available here. Recording is available here.

AUG 12 Refugee Claims from Palestinians

Speakers: Ameena Sultan and Adam Sadinsky

Recording is available here.

AUG 19 Demandes d’asile des ressortissants haïtiens (NB : This webinar will be in French; Ce webinaire sera en français)

Présentateurs: Fedora Mathieu and Alain Joffe

Recording is available here. Supporting materials are available here.

**UPDATED: In light of recent developments in Afghanistan, we have converted the “Members’ Choice” webinar into: AFGHANISTAN: REFUGEE PROTECTION AND PATHWAYS TO CANADA

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; and Jackie Swaisland, partner at Landings LLP and founding member of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.

This webinar is free for all. However, separate registration is required. Registration is available here. Recording is available here and here.


Frais d’inscription

$50 for CARL Members/$100 for Non-Members

50$ pour les membres de l’ACAADR/100$ pour les non-membres

Register Here / Inscrivez-vous ici

*Please note that membership in CARL is free for students

Veuillez noter que l’inscription à ACAADR est gratuite pour les étudiants.

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CPD ACCREDITATION / Accréditation professionnelle :

Ontario: 1 hour 30 minutes Substantive CPD for each webinar (NB: The SOGIESC panel is 1 hour 15 minutes of Substantive CPD, and 15 minutes of EDI CPD.
British Columbia: 1 hour 30 minutes Substantive CPD
Quebec: Pending Confirmation

PAYMENT / paiement :

Payment can be made by credit card. If you have any questions or concerns please email

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If you are unsure whether your membership has lapsed, please contact to receive details about your membership status.

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Si vous ignorez si votre adhésion est expirée, veuillez contacter pour recevoir les détails relatifs au statut de votre adhésion.

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.