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2019 Annual CLA Spring Conference

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 7:50 a.m to 1:15 p.m.

Deconstructing the Wall: 2019 CLA Spring Conference June 8, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 7:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
In person: Law Society of Ontario (LSO), 
Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto (includes Continental breakfast)
Live webcast also provided

The 2019 Annual CLA Spring Conference – Deconstructing the Wall held on June 8, 2019 has been accredited for 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content and 2 hours and 20 minutes of Professionalism content. 1 hour and 25 minutes substantive (if hours are not needed for EDI and/or professional they can be added to substantive)

Agenda, Topics, Speakers

7:50 to 8:10 a.m.   Registration (Donald Lamont) with Continental Breakfast served

8:10 to 8:15 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions (webcast begins)

8:15 to 9 a.m.       “We Don’t Need No Education”…unless we are now trying to make sense of  the new drug/alcohol impaired regime

  • Philip Perlmutter, Crown Attorney 
  • The Honourable Moiz Rahman, Ontario Court of Justice 
  • Jonathan Rosenthal, Defence Lawyer 

9 to 10 a.m.         “We Don’t Need No Thought Control”…taking control of a fraud case

  • Grace Hession David, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • The Honourable Rita Maxwell, Ontario Court of Justice 
  • Amanda Ross, Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP 

10 to 10:45 a.m.   “No Dark Sarcasm In The Courtroom”…And if there is – make sure it is all on the record for the appeal

  • Janani Shanmuganathan, Defence Lawyer 
  • Breana Vandebeek, Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross LLP  
  • The Honourable J. David Watt, Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada; Court of Appeal for Ontario 

10:45 to 11 a.m.    Break

11 to 11:45 a.m.  “Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone”…racism and policing

  • Professor Scot N. Wortley BA, MA, PhD 
  • Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah BA, MA, PhD 

11:45 to 12:30 p.m. “All We Are Is Just Another Brick In The Wall”…top 5 under 5

  • Ayesha Abbasi, Defence Lawyer (2015)
  • Janelle Belton, Defence Lawyer (2016)
  • Sonny Dudani, Defence Lawyer (2017)
  • Hubert Gonzalez, Defence Lawyer (2014)
  • Ashley Sewrattan, Defence Lawyer (2018)

12:30 to 1:15 p.m. “If You Don’t Eat Your Meat, How Can You Have Any Pudding”…making sure your work volume and client needs don’t take over your life

  • John Erickson, Defence Lawyer
  • The Honourable Janet Leiper, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario 
  • Nadia Liva, Courtyard Chambers 
Webcast & Materials Pricing:
  • CLA Member: $50 + HST
  • Non-Member: $75 + HST


Purchase online by going to https://members.criminallawyers.ca/event-3451204 or call the CLA office with Visa, Amex or Mastercard, Mon-Fri 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at 416-214-9875.