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  • 2017 CLA Mentorship Program – Now accepting applications

    CLA members only! Application deadline is April 15, 2017! The association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 mentorship program. The Program: For the period of May 1 – October 30, 2017, recent calls (new to 5 years) will be paired with seasoned CLA members. Mentors will be assigned or matched up by […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 29, 2017

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  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) Speakers Bureau

    For individuals interesting is presenting at CLA sponsored events The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) holds events and conferences throughout the year. We are aiming to increase our pool of qualified and diverse speakers to contribute at our professional development functions. To help, we have launched the CLA Speakers Bureau. Are you interested in presenting at […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 20, 2017

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  • 2017 Lenczner Slaght/CLA Gale Cup Moot takes place Feb. 17-18

    TORONTO – Lenxczner Slaght and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) are please to announce that the CLA will be the new co-sponsor of the Gale Cup, replacing the Canadian Bar Association. Please click on language of preference to read the complete release: 2017 Gale Press Release ENG 2017 Gale Press Release FR

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 17, 2017

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  • Now accepting nominations for the 2017 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Meda Annually the association presents the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for outstanding contribution to criminal justice. G. Arthur Martin was Canada’s greatest criminal advocate before he became a leading jurist with the Ontario Court of Appeal. The […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 9, 2017

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  • Apply by December 15 – Recent Call Bursaries to attend the 2017 Women in Criminal Law Conference

    The Conference is being held Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Muskoka Ballroom, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto The CLA recognizes the financial challenges recent grads face associated with travel expenses to attend quality CPD programs. To help these members attend the upcoming Women in Criminal […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on November 23, 2016

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  • Frank Addario: 2016 Winner of the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

    Toronto, ON, August 22, 2016 – Veteran defence counsel Frank Addario has been chosen the 2016 winner of the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for lifetime achievement in criminal law. A fixture at all levels of trial and appellate courts for the past four decades, Mr. Addario commands enormous respect across the justice […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on August 22, 2016

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  • For the Defence VOL. 37, NO. 1 – Available

    Attention CLA members! The latest issue of For the Defence will land in members mail boxes any day now*. CLA members can also access the latest issue, as well back issues since 2010, in the members only section. If you have misplaced your user name and password, please go to http://www.criminallawyers.ca/lostlogin.cfm and enter the e-mail […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 24, 2016

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  • CLA’s Retention of Women in Criminal Defence Practice Study

    We are pleased to announce the completion of the CLA’s study on the Retention of Women in Criminal Defence Practice. A full copy of the report is available on the CLA website. The CLA commissioned this study in 2014 to follow up on the work done by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Working Group […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 5, 2016

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  • Now accepting Mentors and Mentees for the 2016 CLA Mentorship Program

    CLA members only! Application deadline is March 15, 2016! The association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 mentorship program.  The association has a vested interest in assisting recent call members with mentoring support. The Program: For the period of April 1 – October 30, 2016, recent calls (new to 5 years) will […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 1, 2016

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  • All Charges Withdrawn Against Laura Liscio

    I am thrilled, but not surprised, that all charges against Laura Liscio were withdrawn yesterday. I wish to commend her counsel Stephen Bernstein who assisted her in the finest traditions of the Bar. I wish to also commend the Public Prosecutions Service for as expeditiously as possible fully reviewing this matter and coming to the […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 26, 2015

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