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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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  • Censoring of a defence counsel

    The CLA condemns the TDSB’s irresponsible and ignorant position in refusing to promote the “A Room of Your Own” book club event featuring defence counsel Marie Henein’s memoire, Nothing But The Truth. The TDSB should be eager to educate students on the important work criminal defence lawyers do and our critical role in a constitutional […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on November 12th, 2021

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  • Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court (JICMC) Certificate system

    The “guilty plea certificate” The CLA stands firmly against the new Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court (JICMC) Certificate system designed to incentivize guilty pleas among unrepresented individuals. The CLA strongly urges its members to refuse to accept these “guilty plea certificates” out of concern for our members’ own professional liability, civil liability, and for ethical […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Articles, News on October 26th, 2021

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  • PRESENTATION on Justice Programming for Indigenous Women through ONWA (FOCUS: HAMILTON and OTTAWA area)

    October 13, 2021, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET via Zoom Ontario Native Womens’ Association (ONWA) presents speakers:  Veronica Guido – Justice Coordinator Jasmine Logan – Ottawa Branch Manager Mandy Tait-Martens – Program Manager of Services in Community Services Topics discussed will include ONWA’s Justice Programming (Gladue) inclusive of new programming for Gladue Letters at Bail; Anti-human trafficking […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on September 27th, 2021

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  • Patrick Ducharme – 2021 Recipient of the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

    Toronto, ON, August 4, 2021 – The Criminal Lawyers’ Association has recognized the lifetime achievement of prominent Windsor lawyer, Patrick Ducharme.  He has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal, which will be presented on November 20, 2021. In the 32-year history of this prestigious award, only twice […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on August 4th, 2021

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  • 2021/2023 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 2021-2023 term. Individuals can access the By-Laws on the CLA website. Note – It is important that voting members […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on July 27th, 2021

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  • 2021 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting applications for interested mentors and mentees

    Open to Full/Active CLA members only Application deadline is March 31, 2021 For the period of May 1 – November 30, 2021, 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 […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on February 25th, 2021

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  • Call for Nominations 2021 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

    Who do you think is deserving of the 2021 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal? It’s easy, confidential and free to nominate! The 2021 nomination deadline is April 8, 2021 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 […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on February 2nd, 2021

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  • Individual Pronoun use

    The CLA supports diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage our members to educate themselves on the understanding, importance and sensitivity around the use of personal pronouns and avoiding misgendering people. Pronouns are often viewed as part of a person’s identity – making it more important to respect and understand the use of them. Mocking, […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on January 8th, 2021

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  • 2020 CLA Holiday Period Office Access Update

    Criminal Lawyers’ Association Office Access over the Holidays On behalf of the CLA management and Board we wish all good tidings for the holiday season. The CLA office will be closed on December 24, 2020 and will reopen on January 4, 2021. Please note the CLA office will not have access to phone, fax or […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on December 8th, 2020

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  • CRIMINAL LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION AWARDS G. ARTHUR MARTIN CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEDAL FOR 2020 TO PHILIP CAMPBELL

    Toronto, ON, July 28, 2020 – The Criminal Lawyers Association (CLA) has awarded the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal to Philip Campbell. The Martin Medal was struck in 1989 to honour Goldwyn Arthur Martin, a nationally prominent criminal lawyer and eminent jurist. It is awarded in recognition of lifelong achievement and sustained commitment […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on July 28th, 2020

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