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Other things to consider

If you do not have a lawyer, the Board member may ask you if you are ready and willing to go ahead with your hearing without a lawyer. If you say “no”, the Board member may postpone the hearing so that you have a chance to get a lawyer.

If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, speak to your lawyer about your needs. If you do not have a lawyer, tell the Board member as soon as possible about your needs. The Board Member should allow you the breaks that you need.

Consider bringing a support person that speaks your language with you to your hearing. It can be helpful to have someone with you while you wait. If you would like them to be in the hearing room, you can ask the Board member if they will allow this. But think about whether you would be comfortable with your support person hearing the evidence at your hearing.

If you have asked for an interpreter, it can be helpful to bring a support person who knows your language as well as English or French. They can tell your lawyer (or, if you do not have a lawyer, the Board member) if the interpreter is making serious mistakes.

Category: Going to the hearing

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