• January is Membership Month at the Criminal Lawyers’ Association

    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 2019 & FREE 2019 Fall Conference registration (being held November 15-16) FREE 2019 Fall Conference registration (being held November 15-16) FREE 2019 Spring Conference registration (being held June 8) […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on December 20th, 2018

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  • CLA Recent Call Bursary Request – Submit by September 15

    The CLA will be launching its 4th Annual Recent Call Conference in early September. Details: Date and Time: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto (in person only) Recent Call Conference Registration Fees (includes HST): $22.60: CLA members called to the bar […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on August 20th, 2018

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    Toronto, ON, July 31, 2018 – The Criminal Lawyers Association (CLA) has awarded the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal to John M. Rosen, noted criminal defence counsel and founder of Rosen & Company, Barristers. The Martin Medal was struck in 1989 to honour Goldwyn Arthur Martin, a nationally prominent criminal lawyer and eminent […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on July 31st, 2018

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  • Member of Parliament Marco Mendocino discusses concerns regarding Bill C75

    On Saturday, May 26, 2018, Member of Parliament Marco Mendocino spoke to attendees of the 2018 CLA Spring Conference about their concerns regarding Bill C75. To view this specific presentation, please go to http://lso.peachnewmedia.com/streaming/interface-v7.php?topic=280117&band=1&stream=1&id=&semid=126256&provider=487&custid=176529&static=1 To purchase the the entire 2018 CLA Spring Conference webcast, please go to https://criminallawyers.ca/events/2018-cla-spring-conference/

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 6th, 2018

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  • Statement from the CLA regarding GROIA

    “The Supreme Court of Canada’s majority decision in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada has confirmed the importance of resolute advocacy particularly in the criminal law context.  “Criminal defence lawyers are the final frontier between the accused and the power of the state.”  The Court accepted the position advanced by our Association by one of our […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 1st, 2018

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  • Conference topic and speaker suggestions – your chance to provide feedback

    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) plans multiple events and conferences throughout the year. All efforts are made to bring dynamic and diverse speakers and topics to the table. Feedback from our members is vital for us to do this successfully. As a result, we’d really appreciate your time to provide us some topic and speaker suggestions. No […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on May 29th, 2018

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  • 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 28th, 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 15th, 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 8th, 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 25th, 2018

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