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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.

June 2021

Special Members Meeting & Ask Me Anything (AMA) featuring Sid Freeman and Cassandra DeMelo

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: Thursday, June 17, 6 to 7 p.m.


Free and open to all current CLA members. This is a special meeting to vote on the proposed update CLA by-laws followed by a featured “Ask Me Anything” interactive event.

June 2021

CLA Women’s Committee “Ask Me Anything with Jill Presser”

Program Type: CLA Legal Programs

Date: June 10, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


The CLA Women’s committee presents an interactive conversation featuring a successful female lawyer who will share her insight and provide you with an opportunity to learn from her experience.

May 2021

CLA Women’s Committee “Criminal Law Primer: Bail” 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)