• CLA’s Retention of Women in Criminal Defence Practice Study

    We are pleased to announce the completion of the CLA’s study on the Retention of Women in Criminal Defence Practice. A full copy of the report is available on the CLA website. The CLA commissioned this study in 2014 to follow up on the work done by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Working Group […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 5th, 2016

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  • Now accepting Mentors and Mentees for the 2016 CLA Mentorship Program

    CLA members only! Application deadline is March 15, 2016! The association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 mentorship program.  The association has a vested interest in assisting recent call members with mentoring support. The Program: For the period of April 1 – October 30, 2016, recent calls (new to 5 years) will […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 1st, 2016

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  • All Charges Withdrawn Against Laura Liscio

    I am thrilled, but not surprised, that all charges against Laura Liscio were withdrawn yesterday. I wish to commend her counsel Stephen Bernstein who assisted her in the finest traditions of the Bar. I wish to also commend the Public Prosecutions Service for as expeditiously as possible fully reviewing this matter and coming to the […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 26th, 2015

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  • CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

    The Criminal Lawyers Association was among a select group of organizations invited to make submissions to Justice Iacobucci on the following topics: TPS policies, procedures and practices TPS training, and training at the Ontario Police College Equipment used by TPS Psychological assessments and other evaluation of TPS police officers and officer candidates Supervision and oversight […]

    Posted by Daniel Brown in Articles on July 25th, 2014

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  • Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional Police Service for keeping our courthouses safe. We especially want to acknowledge and thank […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on March 31st, 2014

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  • CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement

    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) and the LAO Lawyers have signed a landmark Criminal Justice Protocol Agreement “CJPA” at Queen’s Park on December 11, 2013. The agreement arises from, and is designed to avert the growing crisis in the administration of criminal justice in Ontario arising from LAO’s modernization efforts. The agreement contains key commitments […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on December 12th, 2013

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  • Legal Aid Ontario’s mental health strategy misses the mark

    Recently the Toronto Star posted an article on a new mental health strategy announced by Legal Aid Ontario. This is our Association’s response: Letter to the Editor – Re: Legal Aid Ontario releases pioneering mental health strategy: Goar Legal Aid’s sudden commitment to improving the level and quality of legal services it provides to the mentally ill is encouraging, […]

    Posted by CLA admin in Articles on December 10th, 2013

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