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2020 CLA Annual Spring Conference

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020

The 2020 CLA Spring Conference will be 100% virtual this year.
Please note the recording of the conference will NOT be available after the conference. It will only be available for viewing May 30th as streamed live.

8:50 AM. TO 3:10 P.M., SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020

The Annual Spring Virtual Conference – being held on May 30, 2020 has been accredited for 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content and two hours and 50 minutes of Professionalism content. 1 hours and 25 minutes substantive (if hours are not needed for EDI and/or professional they can be added to substantive)

Agenda, Topics & Speakers:

  • 8 to 8:45 a.m.: Virtual Seminar Support:

    • Two CLA employees will be available online in advance of the Virtual Seminar start time to help registrants with accessing the Virtual Seminar. For support during this time, please email web@criminallawyers.ca. Note, we have more than 700 participants, so please be mindful that we can only help with accessing should the link we provided not work for you.
    • It is up to each registrant to ensure they have a strong internet connection prior to the event. Please be sure to test before 8 a.m. on May 30.
  • 8:53 to 8:57 a.m.: Welcome from the CLA President, John Struthers
  • 8:57 to 9 a.m.: Welcome and introductions from Karen Jokinen and Adam Weisberg
  • 9 to 9:47 a.m.: If only I had known how things can get out of control – Addiction Issues for Lawyers (mental health issues)
  • 12:02 to 1:14 p.m.: If only I had known in the first ten years of practice what I know now
  • 1:14 to 1:24 p.m.: BREAK

This is how our Spring Virtual Conference will work:

  • All presentations will be recorded in advance.
  • On May 30 starting at 8:50 a.m., the recordings will be played following a set agenda shared with registrants in advance. HOWEVER, registrants will have the opportunity to ask speakers questions LIVE. This will be a fully interactive experience.
  • Registration includes access to the full Spring Conference and links to all materials.
  • It is up to each registrant to ensure they have a strong internet connection prior to the event. Please be sure to test before 8 a.m. on May 30.
  • Details to access the live webcast will be sent to registrants at least 48 hours prior to the start date. The details will be emailed to the address entered when registering for the conference. Be sure to check your spam folder! If you are not able to locate the access information by 9 a.m., May 29, please email support@criminallawyers.ca. It is the responsibility of the registrant to make sure they have the access information.
  • Only those that have registered in advance can claim CPD.









  1. CosmoLex
  2. Destination CPD

  3. Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein LLP
  4. Grill Barristers
  5. Michael Lacy Professional Corporation
  6. Struthers and Associates

  7. Tomovski Law