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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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  • Accepting CLA Accessibility Committee member applications

    Submit by Monday, February 1, 2022. Open to all CLA members (student, active, observer and affiliate) with a passion to foster and promote opportunities for people with disabilities in criminal law. There are up to 15 committee member spaces available. Submissions will be reviewed with all applicants being contacted once the reviews have been completed. Note, […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on January 21st, 2022

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  • Call to Action-CLA Women’s Committee

    Message from CLA Women's Co-directors: Michelle Johal and Stephanie DiGiuseppe [...]
    Posted by John Chagnon in News on January 11th, 2022

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  • Accepting CLA Recent Call Committee member applications

    Submit by Monday, January 17, 2022. Open to all CLA Junior or Senior Active members call to the bar between 2016 and 2021. 15 committee member spaces are available. Submissions will be reviewed with all applicants being contacted once the reviews have been completed. Note, reviews will be completed as soon as possible.

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on January 6th, 2022

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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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