Join or renew your CARL Membership – If you are a refugee lawyer, academic in refugee studies, or law student, consider becoming a CARL Member. Members enjoy discounted conference fees, receive CARL updates, and contribute to CARL’s committee work. To register as a member, please visit one of the following links, depending on which category of membership best describes you:
STANDARD MEMBERSHIP (LAWYERS & ACADEMICS) - By joining or renewing your membership as a lawyer, you are confirming that you are in good standing with your provincial or territorial law society.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - By joining or renewing your membership as as an associate member, you are confirming that you are in good standing with your respective regulatory body (e.g., the ICCRC for consultants, the LSUC for paralegals licensed in Ontario, etc.)
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE CARL MEMBERS GIVEN THE NATURE OF OUR WORK.
Join a CARL student chapter – CARL student chapters participate in CARL’s work through independently organized events and projects from CARL National. CARL has seven student chapters at law schools across the country. To find out more about joining your local chapter, send an email to the chapter coordinator:
- University of British Columbia: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dalhousie University: email@example.com
- McGill University: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Université de Montréal: email@example.com
- University of Ottawa: firstname.lastname@example.org
- York University (Osgoode Hall Law School): email@example.com
- University of Toronto: firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Windsor: email@example.com
- University of Victoria: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ask about starting a student chapter at your school, email email@example.com.
Attend a CARL Conference – CARL holds national conferences twice annually, bringing together CARL Members and other interested attendees from across the country. All of our conferences are simulcast between six major Canadian centres. Learn more about our conferences.
Partner with CARL – We are always interested in exploring ways that CARL can partner with other organizations in the legal, NGO, and medical communities. If your organization has an initiative related to CARL’s work and you would like to discuss a possible partnership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate to CARL – CARL is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. All of our litigation and research are done pro bono. To ensure our independence, we do not accept government funding, nor are we a registered charity. We rely on membership fees, conference registrations, and personal donations to make our work possible. CARL has also received generous test case funding for some of our litigation from Legal Aid Ontario.If you would like to contribute to CARL’s work, please click on the yellow "Donate" button at the top of this page, or visit our Donate page to read more about the activities your donation will support.