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Working with your lawyer

It is important to trust your lawyer and speak openly with them. Your lawyer needs to know all the facts about your refugee claim. Tell your lawyer the truth no matter what others may have told you to say. Advice from others can be wrong and relying on it can cause problems for you.

When you go to an appointment with your lawyer, bring with you:

If you do not have the originals, bring copies of your documents.

A lawyer who is helping you complete the Basis of Claim Form should:

You should never be asked to:

Legal Aid Ontario has a publication for refugee claimants called Client & Lawyer Rights and Responsibilities. It is available in many languages.

Category: Before your hearing

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