Become a designated representative for unaccompanied minors

Lawyers, need some CPD hours? Looking to volunteer your time for a good cause?

Every year hundreds of children arrive at Ontario's ports alone and seeking refugee protection. Our Unaccompanied Minors Project is there to help. On June 13th, PBO is offering a free, accredited CPD training.

What is a Designated Representative?

The role of a Designated Representative is not to act as a legal representative, but rather as an advocate who helps a child navigate though a complex legal process and acts in their best interests.

To qualify as a volunteer, you must:

  • Be a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario*
  • Clear a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check
  • Have a general understanding of the proceedings before the Immigration and Refugee Board

This event is open for all lawyers licensed in Ontario. Space is limited, so RSVP today.

The Unaccompanied Minors Project CPD Training will be held on June 13th at 3 PM at McCarthy Tétrault (TD Tower, 5300-66 Wellington Avenue, Toronto, ON M5K 1E6).

Find out more at Pro Bono Ontario's website.

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