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  • MeToo in legal profession | Stephanie DiGiuseppe,Laura Metcalfe and Sam Puchala

    This article was originally published on Law360TM Canada (www.law360.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc. By Stephanie DiGiuseppe, Laura Metcalfe and Sam Puchala Law360 Canada (April 2, 2024, 10:25 AM EDT) — The Toronto Star recently published an article documenting the sexual harassment and violence women experience in the legal profession. The headline was eye-catching — […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on April 5th, 2024

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  • 2024 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting applications for interested mentors.

    Open to Full/Active CLA members only Applications for Mentees/Mentors – Deadline is March 31, 2024 For the period of May 1 – November 30, 2024, 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 […]

    Posted by Andrea Lowry in News on February 29th, 2024

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  • 2023-2025 CLA Call for Board Nominations

    Pursuant to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, I am pleased to inform all voting members that an election will be held this fall for the Executive and Directors of our Association for the 2023-2025 term. Individuals can access the By-Laws on the CLA website. Note – It is important that voting members […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on August 11th, 2023

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  • G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal awarded to defence counsel Marie Henein by Criminal Lawyers’ Association

    Toronto, ON, July 19, 2023 – A legendary bright light of the criminal defence bar, Marie Henein, has been chosen as the 2023 recipient of the country’s top legal award – the G. Arthur Martin Medal. The Martin Medal recognizes outstanding, lifetime contributions to the criminal law. Ms. Henein will receive the award at a special awards […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on July 18th, 2023

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  • R. v. Sullivan, R. v. Chan and R v. Brown.

    Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Sullivan, R. v. Chan and R v. Brown. The Court concluded that section 33.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada which says self-induced intoxication cannot be used as a legal defence is unconstitutional. At the heart of the Supreme Court’s ruling is a concern that a legally innocent person could be […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on May 13th, 2022

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  • The CLA Women’s Committee wants to support our members and assist them in managing the negative impacts of the new Omicron wave.

    The CLA Women’s Committee wants to support our members and assist them in managing the negative impacts of the new Omicron wave. Things are changing rapidly daily as many more individuals are becoming infected. We are here for you. As the Omicron spread continues, changes have been made regarding the measures governments have taken to address […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on January 3rd, 2022

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  • FEDERAL COURT POST BAIL CASE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

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    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on November 28th, 2019

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  • Statement from CLA President, Boris Bytensky

    The @ClaOntario acknowledges today’s funding announcement by @douglasdowney @ONAttorneyGen to hire additional judges and crown prosecutors to help address ongoing significant delays in the criminal justice system. While these resources are sorely needed and will assist, a fair, equitable and properly functioning criminal judicial system can not exist when only two of the three major participants […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on May 30th, 2024

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  • Happy Holidays from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association!

    Happy Holidays from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA)! The team at the CLA would like to extend our best wishes to you all for a safe and peaceful holiday season. We hope you are able to enjoy the festivities with family and friends. Looking forward to what the new year will bring! Holiday Office Hours The CLA […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on December 19th, 2023

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  • The Criminal Lawyers’ Association is inviting members to apply for the 2023-2025 CLA Recent Call Committee!

    Interested candidates should send a statement of interest to Dawn Dickinson (dawn@mcelroylaw.ca) and Sara Little (slittle@btlegal.ca). The deadline to apply is Friday, December 22, 2023 at 4 p.m. EST. Our goal is to create a committee with broad experiences and perspectives. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The statement of interest […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on December 6th, 2023

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  • The CLA is inviting members to apply for the 2023-2025 CLA Women’s Committee

    The CLA is inviting members to apply for the 2023-2025 CLA Women’s Committee. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest to sam@veloxlaw.ca and lmetcalfe@addario.ca. The deadline to apply is December 16, 2023 at 4 p.m. EST. Our goal is to create a committee with broad experiences and perspectives. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.   The statement of […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on November 22nd, 2023

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  • Announcing your 2023-2025 Board of Directors

    PRESIDENT  Boris Bytensky EXECUTIVE DURHAM/VICTORIA/PETERBOROUGH  Alan Richter  GREY/BRUCE  Elizabeth Barefoot HALIDMAND/NORFOLK/BRANTFORD  Ann Marie Stewart   HALTON  Brendan Neil HAMILTON  Lauren Wilhelm KINGSTON  Jordan Tekenos-Levy  LONDON  Cassandra DeMelo NIAGARA  Christopher Raimondo  OTTAWA: PEEL  Sweta Tejpal  RIDEAU/ST. LAWRENCE  Robert Barr SAULT STE. MARIE:  Anthony Orazietti  SIMCOE/MUSKOKA  Emily Dyer SUDBURY  Michael Haraschuk  THUNDER BAY  George Joseph WATERLOO  Sarah Cheshire WINDSOR:  Lisa Carnelos YORK REGION:  Daniella Guido TORONTO REGIONAL DIRECTORS  INDIGENOUS DIRECTOR  Lysandra Moreno    WOMEN’S DIRECTORS RECENT CALL DIRECTORS

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on November 18th, 2023

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  • 2023 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting applications for interested mentors and mentees

    Open to Full/Active CLA members only Application deadline -CLOSED For the period of May 1 – November 30, 2023, 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 virtually, at minimum, for two […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on March 6th, 2023

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