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8th Annual Recent Call Conference

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

RECENT CALL CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Saturday, October 22, 2022
8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

IN-PERSON OPTION: Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto
VIRTUAL OPTION: Will be a live feed via Zoom.
Conference recording will be made available to recent call registrants ONLY within 10-business days after the conference.

The Recent Call Conference is recommended for individuals in their first seven years of practice. Everyone is welcome to register including students, articling students and non-members.This program provides opportunities for interactivity. Each panel of speakers will invite and answer questions from attendees.

CPD Confirmed:

  • 60 minutes of EDI
  • 60 minutes of professionalism.
  • Substantive Hours: 3 hours and 40 minutes (if hours are not needed for EDI and/or professionalism they can be added to)

DRAFT AGENDA:

8:45 to 9 a.m.: In-person check-in, food and beverage

9 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.: Virtual broadcast commences. Welcome from:

9:05 to 9:40 a.m.: Sexual Assault

9:40 to 10:15 a.m.: Starting Practice Outside Toronto

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.: Dealing with Race at the Sentencing Stage

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.: BREAK

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Impact of Criminal law on other areas of law: Family/Immigration/Refugee Law

12:30 to 1 p.m.: Best Practices for In-Person Advocacy

1 to 2 p.m. LUNCH

1:15 to 2 p.m.: KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Maria Shepherd, Shepherd Advocacy & Litigation

2 to 3 p.m.: Preparing and Executing a Jury Address: Do’s and Don’ts

3 p.m.: Closing remarks from Tonya Kent, CLA Recent Call Director & Maya Shukairy, CLA Recent Call Director


OPTIONAL IN-PERSON SOCIAL – Join us for networking with colleagues and senior members of the bar.  Confirmed special guests (more to come): Daniel Brown, Sherif Foda, Frank Addario, Marco Sciarra, Breana Vandebeek, Chris Sewrattan, Justice Lori Anne Thomas, Hussein Aly, and Paula Seymour.

  • The Elephant and Castle (private space in the back of the restaurant reserved for the event)
  • 212 King St W, Toronto
  • 3:15 to 6 p..m.
  • $10 plus HST per person and includes one drink ticket and food stations.

This is how our Recent Call Conference will work:

IN-PERSON REGISTRANTS:

  • Registration includes access to the October 22, 2022 Recent Call in-person Conference and links to all materials (will be provided in a Conference Hub for accessing).
  • Only those that have registered in advance can claim CPD. 
  • The recordings of the conference WILL be available after the conference and placed on the Virtual Hub page 10 business days after the conference for registrants to access.
  • Access to the Virtual Hub will be open for 60-days for all Recent Call Conference registrants. We will NOT sell access to the Virtual Hub – it will only be accessible to those that register for the conference in advance.
  • We highly recommend all in-person attendees be fully vaccinated.
  • The venue will be following all local government protocols. Refer to https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures
  • Coloured stickers will be provided to attendees to place on their name badge (when they check-in) to signify registrant comfort levels around close contact. For example, 1) RED – please keep a safe distance 2) YELLOW – close proximity welcome with no physical contact, 3) GREEN – close and physical contact welcomed. Be sure to make note of the colour sticker of your fellow attendees.
  • Stay home/participate virtually if you feel unwell or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. If unwell, we ask you to complete a COVID-19 test and quarantine until a negative result is confirmed. If needed, COVID-19 tests can be purchased locally. Please note, with currently circulating COVID-19 variants, it is common for rapid tests to be unable to detect COVID-19 until several days into infection – hence even if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and are testing negative, please participate virtually.
  • Individuals can change to the virtual option up to 48 hours before the conference with no penalty. To update, please email [email protected].

VIRTUAL REGISTRANTS:

  • Registration includes access to the October 22, 2022 Recent Call virtual Conference and links to all materials (will be provided in a Conference Hub for accessing).
  • It is up to each registrant to ensure they have a strong internet connection prior to the event. Please be sure to test before 9 a.m. on October 22. 
  • Access information to the Virtual Hub will be emailed to all registrants at least 48 hours before the start date and will be sent to the email address entered when registering.
  • It is up to the registrant to make sure they have the Virtual Hub link and test access before the conference start date. Be sure to check your spam and junk boxes. The CLA is not responsible if you cannot locate the access link or if you have access issues. If you are not able to locate the access information by 9 a.m., October 22, please email [email protected].
  • Only those that have registered in advance can claim CPD. 
  • The recordings of the conference WILL be available after the conference and placed on the Virtual Hub page 10 business days after the conference for registrants to access.
  • Access to the Virtual Hub will be open for 60-days for all Recent Call Conference registrants. We will NOT sell access to the Virtual Hub – it will only be accessible to those that register for the conference in advance.
  • Individuals can change to the in-person option up to 72 hours before the conference with no penalty SPACE PERMITTING. To update, please email [email protected].

REGISTER NOWREGISTRATION (pricing for in-person and virtual are the same. When registering, you will be able to select your preference):

  • $15 plus HST: CLA Student Members
  • $25 plus HST: CLA Junior Active & Junior Observer Members
  • $30 plus HST: CLA Senior Active, Senior Observer & Affiliate Members
  • $125 plus HST: Non-members*

OPTIONAL IN-PERSON SOCIAL – Join us for networking with colleagues and senior members of the bar.  

  • The Elephant and Castle (private space in the back of the restaurant reserved for the event)
  • 212 King St W, Toronto
  • 3:15 to 6 p..m.
  • $10 plus HST per person and includes one drink ticket and food stations.

* Not a current member of the CLA? Find out more about membership by going to https://members.criminallawyers.ca/joinus

There are no refunds.

REGISTER TODAY! Go to https://members.criminallawyers.ca/event-4936888 or call the CLA office, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, at 416-214-9875


We are now accepting sponsors for the following:

  • 8th Annual Recent Call Conference (October 22 – Hybrid) – Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto
  • 50th Annual CLA Fall Conference (November 18-19, 2022 – in-person) – Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott, 525 Bay Street, Toronto
  • 34th Annual G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Award Presentation (November 19, 2022 – in-person) – Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott, 525 Bay Street, Toronto

Sponsorship levels (includes all three functions note above):

  • Visionary (x1) SOLD OUT
  • Platinum (x3) $7,500
  • Gold (x5) $5,000
  • Silver (x10) $2,000
  • Bronze (unlimited) $1,000

BREAKDOWN OF SPONSOR BENEFITS NOTED BELOW:

PLATINUM X3 $7,500 CDN EACH

  1. COMPANY BANNER/LOGO/NAME EVENT WEB PAGES: banner to include logo, sentence about sponsor & web/social media specs
  2. COMPANY LOGO/NAME INCLUDED IN EMAIL PROMOTIONS: linked to sponsor website and sent to more than 5,000+ legal professionals.
  3. EXHIBITOR SPACE at the main Fall Conference.
  4. VERBAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT at all three portions of the sponsorship.
  5. 45 SECOND COMMERCIAL– can be a video or a slide presentation to be played during intermissions at all three portions of the sponsorship.
  6. THREE COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATIONS TO EACH EVENT

GOLD X5 $5,000 CDN EACH

  1. COMPANY BANNER/LOGO/NAME EVENT WEB PAGES: banner to include logo, sentence about sponsor & web/social media specs
  2. COMPANY LOGO/NAME INCLUDED IN EMAIL PROMOTIONS: linked to sponsor website and sent to more than 5,000+ legal professionals
  3. VERBAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT at all three portions of the sponsorship.
  4. 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL– can be a video or a slide presentation to be played during intermissions at all three portions of the sponsorship.
  5. ONE COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION TO EACH EVENT

SILVER X10 $2,000 CDN EACH

  1. COMPANY NAME ON EVENT WEB PAGES
  2. COMPANY NAME INCLUDED IN EMAIL PROMOTIONS: linked to sponsor website and sent to more than 5,000+ legal professionals
  3. VERBAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT at all three portions of the sponsorship.

BRONZE $1,000 CDN EACH

  1. COMPANY NAME ON EVENT WEB PAGES
  2. COMPANY NAME INCLUDED IN EMAIL PROMOTIONS: sent to more than 5,000+ legal professionals

Reserver your sponsorship by going to https://members.criminallawyers.ca/event-4899738