Before You Sign - Workshop for Supporting Immigrant Clients

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Studio One

75 William Street North

Chatham

Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 4L4

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Since this will be an interactive workshop, we are requesting that participants bring laptops, if possible.

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Rural populations of immigrants, especially individuals who are not native English speakers, experience significant obstacles in obtaining accurate legal information due to factors of isolation, distance, and language proficiency. Leaders of ethnic communities, and front-line workers in community and social service agencies, may be the only contacts and sources of information that rural newcomers encounter. By helping newcomers and immigrants better understand legal systems and supports in Canada, there is an opportunity to avoid more costly and complicated legal interventions for them later. The intention of this workshop is to bring together these key players in our communities with the existing legal information and resources to better support newcomers.

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Led by the St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership, in collaboration with the Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership, this interactive workshop will focus on the immigrant context for providing legal support building on the foundations of legal information vs. legal advice and detecting legal problems. This workshop will present information to help you identify legal problems immigrants may be facing and will provide you with tools to better support these clients. Participants will be provided a workshop handbook, podcasts in multiple languages that can be used in service provision, and a Q&A session with legal clinic staff.

Registration is limited.

We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle as there will be a water fountain in the venue.

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Studio One

75 William Street North

Chatham

Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 4L4

Canada

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