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CLA Legal Programs

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October 2021

7th Annual Recent Call Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021


The 7th Annual Recent Call Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Details will be announced in late August.

May 2021

CLA Women’s Committee “Ask Me Anything” with Michelle Johal

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Friday, May 14, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. ET


The CLA Women’s committee presents an interactive conversation featuring another successful female lawyer who will share her insight and advice about bail hearings. DISCUSSION TOPIC: Criminal Law Primer: Bail DATE: Friday, May 14, 2021 TIME: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. FEATURED LAWYER: Michelle Johal, Michelle Johal Professional Corporation  FACILITATOR: Maya Shukairy, Shukairy Law Firm Michelle will share her insights regarding: How […]

April 2021

CLA Recent Call Committee Presents: Billing 101 with Marco Sciarra

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: 15 Apr 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Webinar


Discussion with Marco Sciarra on billing tips and best practices for recent calls.

April 2021

CLA Women’s Committee “Ask Me Anything” with Caryma Sa’d

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.


The CLA Women’s committee presents an interactive conversation featuring another successful female lawyer who will share her insight and advice.

March 2021

CLA Indigenous Committee Presents: Representation of Indigenous People during the pandemic

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 18, 2021, 7 to 9 p.m.


Webcast Recording Available for purchase.

CPD Confirmed:

  • This program contains 45 minutes of Professionalism Content.
  • This program contains 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

March 2021

CLA Women’s Committee VIRTUAL “TÊTE-À-TÊTE” OPEN FORUM

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 12, 2021, 12 to 1 p.m.


One of the hardest parts of being a criminal defence lawyer is managing clients. For female lawyers and female identifying lawyers, client management has its own and unique challenges: having clients who may not respect lawyer-client boundaries; clients who are dangerous if they aren’t happy with the case outcome or the way it was handled. […]

March 2021

CLA Indigenous Committee ‘Meet and Greet’

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 4, 2021, 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Do you identify as Indigenous and practice Criminal Defence? Join is March 4, 2021 at 7 p.m. for a free virtual session. The Indigenous Committee – formally the Aboriginal Committee (CLA) is hosting a virtual get together for all members (and prospective members) of the CLA who identify as Indigenous and practice criminal defence. Law Students and […]

February 2021

The 6th Annual CLA & LAMDA Virtual Mental Health Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021


CPD Confirmed!

  • Professionalism Hours: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Hours: 30 minutes
  • Substantive Hours: 2 hours  and 15 minutes (if hours are not needed for EDI and/or professionalism they can be added to substantive)

November 2020

6th Annual Recent Call Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020


CPD Confirmed!

  • Professionalism Hours: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Hours: 45 minutes
  • Substantive Hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes (if hours are not needed for EDI and/or professionalism they can be added to

November 2020

Live Virtual Presentation: 2020 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal Recipient is Philip Campbell

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Thursday, November 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m.


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 to the principles and advancement of criminal justice in Canada.