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5th Annual Recent Call Conference

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019



Sunday, November 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto

The 5th Annual CLA Recent Call Conference – being held on November 17, 2019 has been accredited for 3 hours and 35 minutes of Professionalism content. 2 hours and 55 minutes substantive (if hours are not needed for professional they can be added to substantive)


The Recent Call Conference is recommended for individuals in their first seven years of practice. Everyone is welcome to register including student, articling students and non-members.

This program provides opportunities for interactivity. Each panel of speakers will invite and answer questions from attendees. In addition, between the formal CPD sessions, attendees will be encouraged to mingle with speakers to follow up on any issues they would require further information on. There are scheduled breaks in the agenda to facilitate discussion and engagement between attendees and speakers. 


8 to 9 a.m.: Registration and opening remarks

9 to 9:50 a.m.: Working with Experts 

  1.  Kelly Bowie, Forensic Scientist, Biology Section, Centre of Forensic Sciences
  2. Sherif Foda, Defence Lawyer
  3. Liam Hendrikse, Consultant Forensic Scientist – Firearms & Ballistics Expert, Crime Scene Analysis

9:50 to 10:40 a.m.: Your First Appeal

  1. Stephanie DiGiuseppe, Defence Lawyer
  2. The Honourable Andras Schreck, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  3. Benita Wassenaar (Crown)

11 a.m. to 11:50 p.m.: Challenges of Criminal Practice: Managing Your Mental Health and Wellness 

  1. Robin Parker, Partner, Founder Paradigm Law
  2. Doron Gold, Psychotherapist
  3. Helgi Maki, Resilience Coaching & Consulting

12 to 1 p.m.: Keynote and lunch: The Honourable Michelle Fuerst, Superior Court of Justice

1 to 1:45 p.m.: Keys to a Thriving Practice: Management, Organization, Billing and more

  1. Nadia Liva, Courtyard Chambers
  2. Hilary Dudding, Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross, and Angelini LLP
  3. David Whelan, Director, Legal Information & the Great Library, LSO

2 to 2:50 p.m.: Bail 2.0 – Handling Complex Bails

  1. Susannah Chung-Alvares, Royle Law
  2. Diana Lumba, Counsel for Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  3. Kim Schofield, Defence Lawyer

2:50 to 3:55 p.m.: Cross-Examination: Watch and Learn

  1. Ehsan Ghebrai, Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham & Angelini, LLP
  2. Corey Nishio, Defence Lawyer
  3. Brian Ross, Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham & Angelini, LLP

3:55 to 4 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Thank-you

The 47th Annual CLA Fall Conference Materials and the 5th Annual Recent Call Conference Materials can be purchased. Details to download the materials will be emailed with purchase receipt.

Fall Conference materials included:

  1. Don’t Blow It: Impaired Litigation in the Wake of Bill C-46
  2. Three’s a Crowd: Sexual Assault Litigation in the Wake of Bill C-51
  3. Not Every One’s a Winner: Prison Conditions and Parole
  4. Cultural Assessments Reports for Black Clients in Sentencing and Bails
  5. Key Considerations When Representing Aboriginal Clients
  6. Litigating Search Warrants in the Shadow of Step Six
  7. Dealing Effectively with Concurrent Criminal and Regulatory Proceedings
  8. Keynote: No Kill Bill C-75 – Now What?
  9. What’s Yours is Mine: Getting Paid Through Alternative Means
  10. Decoding Digital Evidence
  11. Emerging Developments in DNA Technology – transference and trace evidence
  12. Top 15 Cases
  13. Ethical Dilemmas: I can’t do that! Don’t ask me to do that! Here’s why I did that!

Recent Call Conference materials included:

  1. Challenges of Criminal Practice: Managing Your Mental Health and Wellness 
  2. Keys to a Thriving Practice: Management, Organization, Billing and more

Materials pricing (both conferences materials are included):

  • $40 plus HST: CLA members
  • $65 plus HST: Non-members

To purchase, please go to https://members.criminallawyers.ca/event-3636048


Please note that CPD credits cannot be claimed for only purchasing the materials. Attendance to each specific conference was required in order to claim.