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Past CLA Programs

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Past CLA Programs

March 2017

Recent Call Seminar – Appellate Practice

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 27, 2017


Monday, March 27, 6:15 to 9:45 p.m., at the FCP Gallery, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto

The CLA Recent Call Event: Defending Those Charged with Sexual Offences program held on March 27, 2017 has been accredited for 1 hr 15 min of Professionalism Content.  

March 2017

3rd Annual Women in Criminal Law Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 3-4, 2017


ACCREDITATION: The 3rd Annual Women in Criminal Law Conference program held on March 4, 2017 has been accredited for  2 hr 20 min of Professionalism Content & 3 hr 40 min Substantive Hours.

January 2017

Recent Call Seminar Webcast – Opening and building a successful and ethical criminal law practice

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: January 12, 2017


Recorded on Thursday, January 12, 2017

ACCREDITATION: Young Lawyers: Ethical Guidelines to Open and Succeed in Criminal Practice program held on January 12, 2017 has been accredited for 1 hr 30 min of Professionalism Content.  

October 2016

44th Annual CLA Fall Conference

Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 28 & 29, 2016


October 28 & 29, 2016
Conference Location: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Registration Options (not open yet): In person only

The 44th Annual CLA Fall Conference program to be held on October 28-29, 2016 has been accredited for 3 hr 0 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 8 hr 0 min Substantive Content.

October 2016

2016 CLA Recent Call Conference – Everything you need to know about examining witnesses

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: October 27, 2016


Attention all CLA Recent Call Members (2009 and after) and Articling Students! We are very excited to announce a conference just for you!

The 2016 CLA Recent Call Conference being held on October 27, 2016 has been accredited for  3 hr 00 min Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for up to 3 hr 15 min Substantive Content.

 

June 2016

2016 Annual Spring Conference – The Best Offence is a Defence

Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016


The Criminal Lawyers’ Association 2016 Annual Spring Conference held on June 4, 2016 has been accredited for 45 minutes of Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for 3 hours and 25 minutes of Substantive Content.

May 2016

CLA Women in Criminal Law Spring Fling

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Spring 2016


The CLA’s Women’s committee proudly brings you our 2016 Spring Women’s Social Series. Social events for women in the legal profession will be held across Ontario in the Spring on various dates. They serve as opportunity to connect and socialize with fellow women in criminal law – all in one place. As dates and locations […]

April 2016

2nd Annual CLA Mental Health Conference – Advocacy before the Ontario Review Board

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: April 2, 2016


Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Classroom ENG-LG11, 245 Church Street, Toronto

The 2nd Annual CLA Mental Health Conference – Advocacy Before the Ontario Review Board program to be held on April 2, 2016 has been accredited for 1 hr 15 min Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for up to 2 hr 45 min  Substantive Content.

March 2016

2nd Annual Women in Criminal Law Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 4 / March 5, 2016


Conference: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Four Points By Sheraton, Room Bristol AB, 1150 Wellington Road South, London ON.

Friday Social: March 4, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m., UPDATED LOCATION – Four Points By Sheraton, Balmoral Ballroom, 1150 Wellington Road South, London ON

A Woman’s Place is in the Court House – 2nd Annual Women in Criminal Law Conference  program to be held on March 5, 2016 has been accredited for 2 hr 20 min Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for up to 4 hr 10 min Substantive Content.

November 2015

2015 CLA Ultimate Impaired Driving Program

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015


Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Classroom ENG-LG11, 245 Church Street, Toronto
The Criminal Lawyers’ Association 2015 Ultimate Impaired Driving program to be held on November 28, 2015 has been accredited for 0 hr 30 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 3 hr 45 min  Substantive Content.

October 2015

43rd Annual Fall Conference – THE ESSENTIALS

Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 30 to 31, 2015


The 43rd Annual CLA Fall Conference – The Essentials program to be held on October 30-31, 2015 has been accredited for  3 hours and 55 minutes of Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for up to  5 hours and 50 minutes of Substantive Content.

October 2015

2015 CLA Recent Call Conference – SOLD OUT

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015


RECENT CALL CONFERENCE DETAILS:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Professional Development – Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto
  • 6 to 10 p.m. – Social – Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto

The 2015 CLA Recent Call Conference being held on October 29, 2015 has been accredited for  0 hr 45 min Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for up to 6 hr 15 min  Substantive Content.

September 2015

MAG/CLA Joint Conference on Professionalism

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015


The Joint Program on Professionalism program held on September 30, 2015 has been accredited for 3 hr 45 min Professionalism Content.

June 2015

CLA Women’s Committee Networking Event – Tools for Marketing Strategies & Success

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: June 18 / June 24 / July 7, 2015


  • BRAMPTON – June 18, 2015, Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, 1 Steeles Avenue East, Brampton
  • TORONTO – June 24, 2015, 6:25 to 8:35 p.m., Verity, 111d Queen Street East, Toronto
  • KINGSTON – June 24, 2015, 6:25 to 8:35 p.m., Templeman Menninga LLP – Suite 401, 366 King Street East Kingston
  • OTTAWA – July 7, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Glebe Ottawa (address to be provided upon registration)

May 2015

2015 Annual Spring Conference

Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Law Society of Upper Canada, Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West.
In-person and Live Webcast options are available.

April 2015

The Six-Minute Criminal Lawyer 2015


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: April 18, 2015


This program being held on April 18, 2015 has been accredited for 4 hr Substantive Content.

March 2015

1st Annual Women in Criminal Law Conference


Program Type: CLA Legal Programs, Other Past Programs

Date: March 28, 2015


The Criminal Lawyers’ Association 1st Annual Women in Criminal Law Conference program to be held on March 28, 2015 has been accredited for 2 hr 15 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 4 hr 15 min Substantive Content.

March 2015

Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Law


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: March 7, 2015


The Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Law program to be held on March 7, 2015 has been accredited for 1 hr 30 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 2 hr 30 min Substantive Content.

February 2015

The CLA’s Recent Call Committee presents: Our Prison System: Defending the Client Inside from Out


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: February 17, 2015


The CLA Recent Call Seminar – Our Prison System: Defending Your Client Inside From Out program to be held on February 17, 2015 has been accredited for 0 hr 30 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 1 hr 30 min Substantive Content.

February 2015

The CLA’s Recent Call Committee presents: Strategy and Tactics in Defending Domestics


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: February 5, 2015


The Strategy and Tactics in Defending Domestics program to be held on February 5, 2015 has been accredited for 0 hr 30 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 1 hr 30 min Substantive Content.

November 2014

42nd Annual Fall Conference – The Modern Day Trial: Evolving from Law Books to facebook


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 28-29, 2014


The CLA Fall Conference – The Modern Day Trial: Evolving From Law Books to Facebook program to be held on November 28-29, 2014 has been accredited for 1 hr 45 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 8 hr 0 min Substantive Content.

October 2014

Past Presidents’ Dinner October 29, 2014, Toronto

Program Type: Presidents' Dinner

Date: October 29, 2014


Thanks to our amazing sponsors in helping celebrate the CLA’s history!

October 2014

RECENT CALL COMMITTEE: Your Getting Paid as a Young Lawyer program


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: October 20, 2014


Your Getting Paid as a Young Lawyer program to be held on October 20, 2014 has been accredited for 2 hr 0 min Professionalism Content.

May 2014

Let’s Be Practical


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014


This conference has been accredited for 0 hr 45 min Professionalism Content and is also eligible for up to 3 hr 15 min Substantive Content.

March 2014

RECENT CALL COMMITTEE: 4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Conducting a Trial in the Ontario Court of Justice


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: March 29, 2014


This program has been accredited for 0 hr 30 min Professionalism Content. This program is also eligible for up to 4 hr 0 min Substantive Content.

March 2014

TLA/CLA JOINT NUTSHELL PROGRAM – Preparing the Client to Testify for the Defence in a Criminal Proceeding – Practical and Ethical Tips from Senior Crown and Defence Counsel


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: March 6, 2014


Total CPD = 1.5 Substantive Hours; 0.5 Professionalism Hours

February 2014

CLA Recent Call Committee Presents: Building and Managing a Great Practice


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: February 26, 2014


This program has been accredited for 2 hr 0 min Professionalism Content.

November 2013

Doing What We Do Best. Trials, Not Pre-Trials


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 1-2, 2013


This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 2.5 professionalism hours. This program is also eligible for a further 7.5 substantive hours.

June 2013

CLA Recent Call Committee Presents: Criminal Lawyer as Negotiator


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: June 18, 2013


This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 2.0 Professionalism Hours

May 2013

Hit it Out of the Park


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013


This program has been accredited by the Law Society for one (1) Professionalism Hour. This program is also eligible for up to 3.0 Substantive Hours.

April 2013

Criminal Court Update – Ethics, Police Reviews, HIV & Mental Health


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: April 25, 2013


This has been accredited for 1.0 Professionalism Hour(s). This program is also eligible for up to 2.25 Substantive Hours

February 2013

Criminal Law War Stories: Ethical Practices and Practical Ethics


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: February 12, 2013


This program has been accredited for 3.75 professionalism hours.

November 2012

How to Challenge a Search Warrant


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: November 17-18, 2012


been accredited for 2.75 Professionalism Hours. This program is also eligible for up to 3.25 Substantive Hours

November 2012

The Secret of a Criminal Lawyer’s Success: Trial Prep


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 16-17, 2012


This CLA program was accredited for 4.0 Professionalism Hours. This program is also eligible for up to 5.75 Substantive Hours.

June 2012

The Not Guilty Plea “Is my defence a defence”


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012


This program was accredited by the Law Society for .75 Professionalism Hour(s). This program offers 3.75 Substantive hours.

May 2012

Guilty Plea & Sentencing Seminar


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: May 16, 2012


This program has been accredited for 2.0 New Member CPD Hours and/or 0.5 Professionalism Hour for experienced members.

May 2012

Women in Criminal Law: Building a Criminal Law Practice that Will Stand the Test of Time


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: May 3, 2012


This program has been accredited for 3.0 Professionalism Hours.

April 2012

Financial Planning for Young Lawyers


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: April 11, 2012


This program has been accredited for 2.0 New Member CPD Hours and/or 0.75 Professionalism Hour for experienced members.

December 2011

And Justice for All – Presenting and Oscar Winning Defence


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: December 9-10, 2011


Accredited by the Law Society for 3 Professionalism Hour(s); Accredited by the Law Society for 9 New Member CPD Hour(s)

October 2011

CLA Young Lawyers Program Learning From the Legends of Cross-Examination


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: October 22, 2011


October 2011

Cooper Garage Services Part 4: Women in Law & Top 11 Cases in 2011


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: October 20, 2011


September 2011

Cooper Garage Series Financial Crimes


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: September 22, 2011


Viewers of the webcast are eligible for CPD accreditation.
This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 1 Professionalism Hour
This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 2.5 New Member CPD Hours

June 2011

Cooper Garage Series Mental Disorders and the Criminal Justice System


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: June 16, 2011


Viewers of the webcast are eligible for CPD accreditation.
This program has been accredited by the LSUC for 1 hours towards the annual professionalism hours.
This program has been accredited by the LSUC for 2.5 hours towards the annual new member requirement.

This program is now available to watch in the members only section of the CLA website.

May 2011

Cooper Garage Series The Greenspan Brothers: the Ethics and Practice of Criminal Law


Program Type: Other Past Programs

Date: May 26, 2011


Viewers of the webcast are eligible for CPD accreditation.
This program has been accredited by the LSUC for 3 hours towards the annual professionalism hours.
This program has been accredited by the LSUC for 3 hours towards the annual new member requirement.

This program is now available to watch in the members only section of the CLA website.

May 2011

Domestic Violence “all in the family”


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 7, 2011


The CLA spring program has 2.75 hours of programming that can be used toward the 9 hour annual requirement for CPD (continuing professional development). The spring program is not accredited for the 3 hours of required CPD for professionalism content.

November 2010

New Laws Require New Defences. Advocating in an era of the war on crime


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 5-6, 2010


This program has been accredited based on the learning criteria established for the specialty area of Criminal and qualifies for 10 CLE credits at the Intermediate level.

May 2010

Show me the Disclosure


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 15, 2010


4 hours; Criminal Law Specialty; Intermediate Program Level

November 2009

The Top Ten List


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 26-28, 2009


This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 8 hours towards the professional development requirement for certification. Specialty Area: Criminal Law. Program level: intermediate

May 2009

Driving Miss Daisy


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 30, 2009


The program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 3.5 hours towards the professional development requirement for certification.

November 2008

The Science of Crime


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 27-29, 2008


This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for eight (8) hours – Criminal Law Specialty.

May 2008

What? Found Guilty. Now what?


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 10, 2008


The 2008 CLA Spring Conference has been granted accreditation of 3.5 hours CLA

October 2007

25 Years of the Charter


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 25-27, 2007


This program has been accredited by the Criminal Law Specialty Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 10.5 hours towards the professional development required for certification.

May 2007

Pre-Trial Applications – Should O “Stay” or Should I Go?


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 12, 2007


3.5 hours; Criminal Law Specialty; Essential, Intermediate, Advanced Program Level

November 2006

The Expanding Boundaries of Criminal Law


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 3-4, 2006


This program has been accredited by the Criminal Law Specialty Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 10.5 hours towards the professional development required for certification.

May 2006

Spring Fever – Hot Topics in Criminal Law


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 6, 2006


The 2006 CLA Spring Program has been accredited by the Criminal Law Specialty Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 3.5 hours towards the professional development requirement for certification.

October 2005

The Compleat Criminal Lawyer: Tips & Techniques for the total advocate


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 22-25, 2005


This program has been accredited by the Criminal Law Specialty Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 10.5 hours towards the professional development required for certification.

May 2005

Good Things Come in 3’s


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 7, 2005


4 hours; Criminal Law Specialty; Intermediate Program Level

October 2004

Evidence and Advocacy: The Lifeblood of Criminal Defence


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 28-30, 2004


This program has been accredited by the Criminal Law Specialty Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 11.5 hours (immediate level) towards the professional development requirement for certification.

May 2004

Spring Cleaning. Are the Courts Tidying up the Charter?


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 15, 2004


3 hours; Criminal Law Specialty

November 2003

Criminal Law in a Changing World


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 7-8, 2003


11.5 CLE

May 2003

Bread and Butter Defences


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 10, 2003


4 CLE

October 2002

20 Years of the Charter: “Making it work for you”


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 25-26, 2002


10.5 CLE

May 2002

Collateral Damage


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 4, 2002


4 CLE

October 2001

Myths & Magic: Evidence, Experts & Legislation


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: October 26 – 27, 2001


10.5 CLE

April 2001

Sentencing: You Cant Always Get What You Want


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: April 21, 2001


November 2000

Defence of the Defence Bar: Ethical and Evidenciary Issues in a Changing Justice System


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 10-11, 2000


11.5 CLE

May 2000

The Science of Crime


Program Type: CLA Spring Conferences

Date: May 13, 2000


4 CLE

November 1999

The Case for the Defence


Program Type: CLA Fall Conferences

Date: November 12-13, 1999


10.5 CLE