Below is a complete listing of CLA Committees and volunteers in alphabetical order. 

To promote access to public spaces and technology important for the provision of legal services. To address the issues and concerns of members of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) who have one or more disabilities. To promote diversity in the CLA and the leadership of the CLA. To foster and promote opportunities for people with disabilities in criminal law.

Committee members:

  1. Anthony J. Orazietti (Sault Ste. Marie) – Co-Chair
  2. Sweta Tejpal (Mississauga) – Co-Chair
  3. Sherry Abotossaway (Thunder Bay)
  4. David Barrison (Oshawa)
  5. Ed Ducharme (Toronto)
  6. Benjamin Fulton (Mississauga)
  7. Ingrid Grant (Toronto)
  8. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto)
  9. Miranda Hlady (Lethbridge)
  10. David O’Connor (Collingwood)
  11. David Robinson (Toronto)
  12. Breana Vandebeek (Toronto)

2022-2023: COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA RELATIONS – media@criminallawyers.ca
To coordinate CLA communications activities and implement communication strategies to support our objectives.
Committee members:

  1. Michelle Johal (Brampton) – co-chair
  2. Lindsay Board (Toronto)
  3. Daniel Brown (Toronto)
  4. Boris Bytensky (Toronto)
  5. Stephanie DiGiuseppe (Toronto)
  6. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto)
  7. Meaghan McMahon (Ottawa)
  8. Eric Neubauer (Toronto)
  9. Danielle Robitaille (Toronto)
  10. Adam Weisberg (Toronto)

To develop positions on behalf of the CLA in relation to the significant impact of emerging technologies on criminal law, Charter rights and civil liberties; to advocate for our position on these issues in court and other public forums in coordination with the litigation committee; to consult with government and law reform bodies in relation to these issues; to educate and support our members in relation to these issues as they arise in cases and in terms of their use of emerging technologies in the practice of law.
Committee members:

  1. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Eric Neubauer (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. David Anber (Ottawa)
  4. Boris Bytensky (Toronto)
  5. Gerald Chan (Toronto)
  6. James Foy (Toronto)
  7. Benjamin Goldman (Toronto)
  8. Jaime Mor (Barrie)

Responsible for Courthouse Reps as well as to coordinate all aspects of court administration affecting the CLA membership.
Committee members:

  1. Boris Bytensky (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. D. Sid Freeman (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Eric Neubauer (Toronto) – co-chair
  4. Margaret Bojanowska (Toronto)
  5. Craig Bottomley (Toronto)
  6. Lisa Carnelos (Windsor)
  7. Scott Cowan (Goderich)
  8. Jeffrey Fisher (Barrie)
  9. Jordan Weisz (Toronto)

2022-2023: DIVERSITY – diversity@criminallawyers.ca
Committee members:

  1. George Joseph (Thunder Bay) – co-chair
  2. Tonya Kent (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Hussein Aly (Toronto)
  4. Sherif Foda (Toronto)
  5. Samiyyah Ganga (Toronto)
  6. Arif Hussain (Toronto)
  7. Michelle Johal (Brampton)
  8. Emily Lam (Toronto)
  9. Royland Moriah (Toronto)
  10. Amanda Ross (Toronto)
  11. Harpreet Saini (Brampton)
  12. Chris Sewrattan (Toronto)
  13. Maya Shukairy  (Ottawa)
  14. Andrew Vaughan (Toronto)
  15. Adam Weisberg (Toronto)

2022-2023: EDUCATION
Oversee all CLA related CLE programming and CLA mentor activities.
Committee members:

  1. Hussein Aly (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Adam Weisberg (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Cassandra DeMelo (London)
  4. Sweta Tejpal (Mississauga)

2022-2023: ETHICS – ethics@criminallawyers.ca
Committee members:

  1. Lisa Carnelos (Windsor) – Co-Chair
  2. Christopher Raimondo (St. Catharines) – Co-Chair
  3. Robert Barr (Brockville)
  4. Andrew Bigioni (Toronto)
  5. Adam Boni (Toronto)
  6. Neha Chugh (Cornwall)
  7. John Hale (Ottawa)
  8. Matt Hodgson (Kingston)
  9. George Joseph (Thunder Bay)
  10. Robin Parker (Toronto)
  11. Cassandra Richards (Ottawa)
  12. Glenn Sandberg (Sudbury)
  13. Francesca Yaskiel (Toronto) 

2022-2023: FALL CONFERENCE – https://criminallawyers.ca/cla-programs/cla-fall-conferences/
Responsible for planning all aspects of the fall program including setting the agenda and securing the program speakers.
Committee members:

  1. Meaghan McMahon (Ottawa) – co-chair
  2. Adam Weisberg (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto)
  4. Matthew Gourlay (Toronto)
  5. Michelle Johal (Brampton)
  6. Eric Neubauer (Toronto)

2022-2023: GALE MOOT CUP – Galecup@criminallawyers.ca
CLA Committee members:

  1. Daniel Brown (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Breana Vandebeek (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Lindsay Board (Toronto)
  4. Anne Marie Stewart (Simcoe)
  5. Sweta Tejpal (Mississauga)
  6. Adam Weisberg (Toronto)

2022-2023: GOVERNANCE
Committee members:

  1. Boris Bytensky (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Hussein Aly (Toronto)
  4. D. Sid Freeman (Toronto)
  5. Michelle Johal (Brampton)
  6. Adam Weisberg (Toronto)
  7. One Women’s Committee co-chair – Stephanie DiGiuseppe (Toronto)
  8. One Diversity Committee co-chair – George Joseph (Thunder Bay)
  9. One Indigenous Committee co-chair Jessica Belisle (Sault Ste Marie)

2022-2023: INDIGENOUS – indigenous@criminallawyers.ca
Committee members:

  1. Jessica Belisle (Sault Ste Marie) – co-chair
  2. Kaley Hepburn (Hamilton) – co-chair
  3. John Hale (Ottawa)
  4. Ryan Heighton (Kitchener)
  5. Jason Herbert (Bracebridge)
  6. Lysandra Moreno (Toronto)
  7. Robin Parker (Toronto)
  8. Naomi Sayers (Sault Ste Marie)
  9. Rubaina Singh (Windsor)

2022-2023: Le Comité de la langue française
The mandate of the committee is to address the issues in relation to the French language in Ontario and to facilitate access to the French language throughout Ontario. The committee will also work on facilitating interprovincial work between the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
Committee members:

  1. Maya Shukairy (Ottawa) – Chair
  2. Nathalie Ferland (Ottawa)
  3. Ines Gavran (Toronto)
  4. Maija Martin (Toronto)
  5. Maggie McCann (Ottawa)
  6. Karin Stein (Ottawa)

2022-2023: LEGAL AIDlegalaid@criminallawyers.ca
To address all legal aid related issues affecting the criminal defence bar.
Committee members:

  1. John Hale (Ottawa) – co-chair
  2. Norman Panzica (Newmarket) – co-chair
  3. Jordan Weisz (Toronto) – co-chair
  4. Daniel Brown (Toronto)
  5. Lisa Carnelos (Windsor)
  6. D. Sid Freeman (Toronto)
  7. Andrew Loucks (Chesley)
  8. Brendan Neil (Milton)
  9. Daniel Paton (Toronto)
  10. Alan Richter (Oshawa)
  11. Maya Shukairy (Ottawa)
  12. Louis Strezos (Toronto)
  13. John Struthers (Toronto)
  14. Sweta Tejpal (Mississauga)
  15. Adam Weisberg (Toronto)

2022-2023: LEGISLATIONreform@criminallawyers.ca
The Legislation Committee members regularly attend at House of Commons and Senate committees to provide input on criminal legislation. Members are consulted by lawmakers on draft legislation and the Legislation Committee is working on producing position papers in various priority areas of criminal justice policy.
Committee members:

  • Meaghan McMahon (Ottawa) – co-chair
  • Megan Savard (Toronto) – co-chair
  • Annamaria Enenajor (Toronto)
  • Daniel Brown (Toronto)
  • Stephanie DiGiuseppe (Toronto)
  • Ingrid Grant (Toronto)
  • Anne-Marie McElroy (Ottawa)
  • Michelle O’Doherty (Ottawa)
  • Michael Spratt (Ottawa)
  • Jon Doody (Ottawa)
  • Adam Weisberg (Toronto)

2022-2023: LITIGATION (intervention)litigation@criminallawyers.ca
Committee members:

  1. Megan Savard (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Mark Halfyard (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Daniel Brown (Toronto)
  4. Stephanie DiGiuseppe (Toronto)
  5. Matthew Gourlay (Toronto)
  6. Nader Hasan (Toronto)
  7. Anil Kapoor (Toronto)
  8. Howard Krongold (Ottawa)
  9. Michael Lacy (Toronto)
  10. Maija Martin (Toronto)
  11. Kate Robertson (Toronto)
  12. Breana Vandebeek (Toronto)
  13. Adam Weisberg (Toronto)

Second Chair Roster:

  1. Andrew Bigioni
  2. Brian Badali
  3. Lindsay Board
  4. Arash Ghiassi
  5. Nicole Langille
  6. Caroline McKenna
  7. Meaghan McMahon
  8. Laura Metcalfe
  9. Michelle Psutka
  10. Marianne Salih
  11. Riaz Sayani
  12. Jessica Zita

2022-2023: MEMBERSHIP  membercommitttee@criminallawyers.ca
Manage all aspects of membership recruitment, retention and recognition.
Committee members:

  1. Maija Martin (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Meaghan McMahon (Ottawa) – co-chair
  3. Sherry Abotossaway (Thunder Bay)
  4. D. Sid Freeman (Toronto) 
  5. Tonya Kent (Toronto)
  6. Royland Moriah (Toronto)
  7. Stephen Proudlove (Kitchener)
  8. Harpreet Saini (Brampton)
  9. Glenn Sandberg (Sudbury)
  10. Sweta Tejpal (Mississauga)

2022-2023: MENTAL HEALTHmd@criminallawyers.ca
To coordinate all aspects specific to mental health issues in the Criminal Justice System.
Committee members:

  1. Cassandra DeMelo (London) – co-chair
  2. Jordan Weisz (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Ramona Abraham (Oshawa)
  4. Frank Alfano (Toronto)
  5. Kate Brindley (Thunder Bay)
  6. Misha Feldman (Toronto)
  7. Nicholas G. Gehl (Waterloo)
  8. Laura Giordano (Toronto)
  9. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto)
  10. Stephen Hebscher (Toronto)
  11. Jamie Kopman (Toronto)
  12. Jeff Marshman (Toronto)
  13. Meaghan McMahon (Ottawa)
  14. Daniel Medd (Toronto)
  15. Mary Murphy (Toronto)
  16. Dan Stein (Toronto)
  17. Anita Szigeti (Toronto)

2022-2023: MENTORING
Committee members:

  1. Katie Heathcote (London) – co-chair
  2. Norman Panzica (Newmarket) – co-chair
  3. Andrew Guaglio (Toronto)
  4. Brett McGarry (Ottawa)
  5. Adam Newman (Toronto)
  6. Christopher Raimondo (St. Catharines)
  7. John Struthers (Toronto)
  8. Robert Tomovski (Markham)

2022-2023: PRISONS/JAILS
To coordinate all aspects specific jails/prisons/incarnated persons.
Committee members:

  1. D. Sid Freeman (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Christopher Raimondo (St. Catharines) – co-chair
  3. Simon Borys (Kingston)
  4. Jeffrey Fisher (Barrie)

2022-2023: PROFESSIONAL REGULATION –  proreg@criminallawyers.ca
Committee members:

  1. Mark Halfyard (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Kaley Hepburn (Hamilton) – co-chair
  3. T. Sam Boutzouvis (Toronto)
  4. Lisa Carnelos (Windsor)
  5. John Scott Cowan (Goderich)
  6. Matthew Friedberg (Toronto)
  7. Glenn Sandberg (Sudbury)
  8. David Smith (Toronto)

2022-2023: RECENT CALL  https://criminallawyers.ca/cla-programs/cla-legal-programs/
To coordinate all aspects specific to recent calls.
Committee members:

  1. Tonya Kent (Toronto) – co-chair
  2. Maya Shukairy (Ottawa) – co-chair
  3. Myles Anevich (Toronto)
  4. James Bray (Toronto)
  5. Brandon Chung (Toronto)
  6. Emily Dyer (Barrie)
  7. Sandra Kimberg (Toronto)
  8. Trevor Lau (Toronto)
  9. Caroline McKenna (Hamilton)
  10. Laura Metcalfe (Toronto)
  11. Maria Rosa Muia (Toronto)
  12. Jessica Proskos (Toronto)
  13. Brittany Shales (Toronto)
  14. Rubaina Singh (Toronto)
  15. Justin Yuen (Toronto)

2022-2023: SPRING CONFERENCE – https://criminallawyers.ca/cla-programs/cla-spring-conferences/
Responsible for planning all aspects of the Spring program including setting the agenda and securing the program speakers.
Committee members:

  1. Cassandra DeMelo (London) – co-chair
  2. George Joseph (Thunder Bay) – co-chair
  3. Katie Heathcote (London)
  4. Sweta Tejpal (Mississauga)
  5. Patricia Vo (Thunder Bay)

2022-2023: WOMEN IN CRIMINAL LAW – https://criminallawyers.ca/about-us/cla-womens-committee/ – women@criminallawyers.ca
To promote and protect the interests of the female members of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA).  To promote diversity in the CLA and the leadership of the CLA. To foster and promote opportunities for women in criminal law.
Committee members:

  1. Michelle Johal (Brampton) – co-chair
  2. Stephanie DiGiuseppe (Toronto) – co-chair
  3. Carrie Bellan (Orangeville)
  4. Lindsay Board (Toronto)
  5. Danielle D’Alonzo (London)
  6. Cassandra DeMelo (London)
  7. Samiyyah Ganga (Toronto)
  8. Jessyca Greenwood (Toronto)
  9. Shansan Gu (Toronto)
  10. Melody Izadi (Toronto)
  11. Riali Johannesson (Parry Sound)
  12. Lisa Johnson (Toronto)
  13. Tonya Kent (Toronto)
  14. Shelly Krishnan (Brampton)
  15. Laura Metcalfe (Toronto)
  16. Shonagh Pickens (Peterborough)
  17. Joanne Prince (Toronto)
  18. Cassandra Richards (Ottawa)
  19. Sharon Sabourin (Timmins)
  20. Yadesha Satheaswaran (Toronto)
  21. Maya Sengupta-Murray (Toronto)
  22. Maya Shukairy (Ottawa)
  23. Jessica Zita (Toronto)