Sarah L. Boyd

Barrister & Solicitor

Bio

I have worked in the area of immigration and refugee law for over 19 years, since before becoming a lawyer.

During secondary school and while pursuing my undergraduate degree, I worked with a doctor who was accredited by the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and performed assessments of refugee claimants. Several times during my undergraduate studies and then while I was in law school, I worked as an intern at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Toronto.

I was called to the bar in 2009 and have practiced refugee and immigration law since that time. I have participated as a speaker in continuing legal education and community legal education seminars held by the Law Society of Ontario (then the Law Society of Upper Canada), the Legal Aid Ontario Refugee Law Office, the Canadian Council for Refugees, and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. I have served as a supervising lawyer/mentor for programs run by Legal Aid Ontario (Second Chair Program) and Pro Bono Students Canada (Refugee Sponsorship Support Program). I articled and early in my career worked for Lorne Waldman, and from 2010 to mid-2019 I worked with Barbara Jackman, as an associated sole practitioner and later as an associate. I returned to sole practice in 2019.