2017 CLA Recent Call Conference

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Attention all CLA Recent Call Members (2010 and after) and Articling Students!

We are very excited to announce a conference just for you! The CLA will be offering a full-day Recent Call Conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in Toronto.

NOTE: Registration to the 45th Annual CLA Fall Conference is SEPARATE.

CPD hours to be confirmed at a later date.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Professional Development – Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto (in person only)


8 to 8:50 a.m.: Check-in, continental breakfast and networking

8:50 to 9 a.m.: Welcome remarks

9 to 9:50 a.m.: Sentencing

  • Featuring:
    • Simon Borys, Borys Law (Kingston)
    • Stephen Proudlove, Proudlove Law (Toronto)
    • Kabir Sharma, K. Sharma Law (Toronto)

9:50 to 10:40 a.m.: Bail

  • Featuring:
    • R. Roots Gadhia, R. Roots Gadhia Roots of Law (Toronto)
    • Michael Ellison, R. Roots Gadhia Roots of Law (Toronto)
    • Catherine Sleightholm, R. Roots Gadhia Roots of Law (Toronto)

10:40 to 11:10 a.m.: Coffee Break

11:10 a.m. to 12 noon: Search Warrants

  • Featuring:
    • Hussein Aly, Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham & Angelini (Toronto)
    • Joshua Frost, Frost Wilson (Toronto)
    • Maija Martin, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)

12 to 1 p.m.: Lunch Keynote featuring Megan Savard, Addario Law Group LLP (Toronto)

1 to 1:50 p.m.: Charter Applications – ss. 8, 9, 10 & 24(2)

  • Featuring:
    • Megan Schwartzentruber, Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP (Toronto)
    • Kim Schofield, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)

1:50 to 2:40 p.m.: Expert Witnesses

  • Featuring:
    • Craig Bottomley, Pringle & Bottomley (Toronto)

2:40 to 3 p.m.: Coffee Break

3 to 3:50 p.m.: Trial Tactics & Defences

  • Featuring:
    • Adam Boni, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
    • Marco Sciarra, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
    • Lori Anne Thomas, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)

3:50 to 4 p.m.: Closing remarks

HST will be in addition to fees listed below.

  • $20: Recent Call Conference for CLA members called to the bar in 2010 or after
  • $20: Recent Call Conference for CLA Articling student members
  • $100: Recent Call Conference for Non-members called to the bar in 2010 or after
  • $70: Recent Call Conference for Non-member articling students

Optional extra:

  • $57: Women in Criminal Law Dinner and Social – Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7 to 10 p.m., A specially catered sit-down dinner and open bar being held at THE RICHMOND, 477 Richmond St. W. Suite 104, Toronto.
  • FREE: CLA Hospitality Suite, Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7 to 10 p.m., Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON (room to be confirmed). Featuring an open bar and passed canapés.

* Cancellations will be accepted in writing if received on or before October 15. Cancellations are to be sent to anthony@criminallawyers.ca. A $10 admin fee will apply. No refunds will be accepted on or after October 16, 2017. Substitutions or the sharing of registrations is not accepted.

Lead Sponsor:

Supporting Sponsor:

  • Emond Publishing


  • Doucette Santoro Furgiuele
  • Elizabeth Barefoot
  • Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein
  • Sandberg-Williams Barristers