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News

  • CLA Statement on the appointment of The Honourable Justice John Norris

    A criminal defence lawyer’s duty is to “raise fearlessly every issue, advance every argument and ask every question, however distasteful, that the lawyer thinks will help the client’s case and to endeavour to obtain for the client the benefit of every remedy and defence authorized by law.” The Honourable Justice John Norris embodied these qualities throughout his exceptional […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 28, 2018

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  • 2018 Lenczner Slaght/CLA Gale Cup Moot takes place February 16-17

    TORONTO – Lenczner Slaght are pleased to announce that the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) will be the new co-sponsor of the Gale Cup, replacing the Canadian Bar Association. The CLA is Canada’s largest criminal law specialty association and a leading voice for criminal justice and civil liberties in Canada. We are excited to have as […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 15, 2018

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  • 2018 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting interested mentors and mentees

    CLA members only! Application deadline is March 15, 2018! For the period of April 1 – November 30, 2018, recent calls (new to 5 years) will be paired with seasoned CLA members. Mentors will be assigned or matched up by the mentoring committee. During the mentorship period, mentors and mentees will meet, at minimum, for […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 8, 2018

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  • Podcast featuring CLA President Michael Lacy

    Listen to Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) President Michael Lacy discuss issues facing the criminal bar, articling, engaging the media, the effects of #MeToo in courts, and much more. https://robichaudlaw.ca/podcast/podcast-002-michael-lacy-dont-let-the-law-get-in-the-way-of-your-argument/

    Posted by CLA admin in News on January 25, 2018

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  • CLA Litigation Committee Update

    The members of the CLA Litigation Committee met recently to discuss ongoing litigation/intervention briefs, requests for litigation and the future direction of the committee. The Committee is committed to transparency, accountability and communication with the membership as well as promoting diversity and equality among those chosen to act as interveners for the association. This committee […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on January 23, 2018

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  • January is the Criminal Lawyers’ Association’s Membership Month

    Refer an active member in January and be entered into a draw for one of three prizes! During the month of January, any active member of CLA that refers a new active member will be entered into a draw for one of three prizes: Grand Prize: FREE membership renewal for 2018 & FREE 2018 Fall Conference registration (being held November […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on January 2, 2018

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  • Now accepting membership applications for 2018

    Not a current CLA member? Now accepting membership applications for 2018 2018 membership applications can be submitted at any time and will provide the applicant with a membership up to March 31, 2019. Memberships are non-refundable or transferable. Any applications received before January 1, 2018 will be processed by January 10, 2018. Please note, if you are […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on December 19, 2017

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  • The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin: 2017 winner of the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for lifetime achievement in criminal law

    Toronto, ON, June 23, 2017 – The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin has been chosen the 2017 winner of the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for lifetime achievement in criminal law. Chief Justice McLachlin has been at the forefront of the development of Canadian criminal law for over three decades. Throughout it all, the […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 23, 2017

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  • Now accepting Sponsors and Exhibitors for the 45th Annual Fall Conference

    The Annual Criminal Lawyers’ Association Fall Conference is Canada’s largest criminal law conference, attracting more than 700 defence lawyers, members of the judiciary, educators, reporters and other prominent guests from across Canada. There are various levels of sponsorship from which to choose. Please note that Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors are all considered full […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 12, 2017

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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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