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June 2022

Criminal Law Hot Topics #3 : Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decisions in Sullivan, Chan, and Brown.

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


The Recent Call Committee is back with its third Hot Topics event. This time the focus will be on the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decisions in Sullivan, Chan, and Brown, which resolved longstanding questions about the constitutionality of s. 33.1 of the Criminal Code. We are so excited about the impressive results in these […]

May 2022

5th CLA Women in Criminal Law Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022


CONFERENCE: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. VIRTUAL

GALA: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 6 p.m., Aria Ristorante25 York Street, Toronto

May 2022

LAO: Discretionary Letters

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022


Please join the CLA Legal Aid committee on Monday, May 16, 2022 via ZOOM from 5 to 7 p.m. for a CPD on LAO: Discretionary Letters.

May 2022

Recent Call Committee presents: How to Cross Examine Series

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: May 5, 12, 19 and 26


April 2022

The Recent Call Committee presents – Court and Cocktails

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022


Recent Calls: once upon a time, lawyers met and learned from each other not through Zoom calls that were hastily hung up on. They could not hide their faces in the courtroom with the click of a button. Believe it or not, people used to talk face to face with judges, then shared pieces of […]

March 2022

Recent Call Committee presents: How to Prepare for Your First Jury Trial

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: March 10, 17, 24 and 30


The Recent Call Committee is offering our first Limited Series Event!  We know that there are some topics that need extra time and attention and we have answered that call. For recent calls, the first jury trial could be intimidating due to the different procedures, tips on how to approach the jury trial, opening and […]

March 2022

The CLA Indigenous Committee presents – Indigenous Identity and the Role of Counsel

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022


Please join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 for a FREE CPD for CLA members only. Speakers include: Ryan Heighton, Jessica Belisle, Shaunna Kelly and Justice Todd Ducharme. They will discuss the most recent Court of Appeal decisions on this issue; including interviewing clients and ethical obligations of counsel to the court. Presentation will run from 6 […]

March 2022

7th Annual Virtual CLA & LAMDA Mental Health Conference

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022


  • Professionalism Hours: 1 hour
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Hours: 30 minutes
  • Substantive Hours: 2 hours and 35 minutes (if hours are not needed for EDI and/or professionalism they can be added to substantive)

March 2022

The CLA Legal Aid Committee presents – LAO: BASIC BILLING

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Monday March 14, 2022


Open to all CLA members for FREE. Note, 50% of available spaces are being reserved for CLA Junior Active members.

March 2022

Digital Mentoring PART 2 with Alan D. Gold & Adam Weisberg

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET


This event will also qualify for at least one hour of substantive CPD credits.  Professionalism credits will be accounted for after the event.