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2015 CLA Recent Call Conference – SOLD OUT

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

We are very excited to announce a conference just for you! The CLA will be offering a FREE (for members) full-day Recent Call Conference on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Toronto.


NOTE: We are accepting registrations to the 43rd Annual CLA Fall Conference. For more information on the Fall Conference, please go to https://criminallawyers.ca/events/43rd-annual-fall-conference-the-essentials/.

This program promises to include useful topics for Recent Call members.

The 2015 CLA Recent Call Conference being held on October 29, 2015 has been accredited for  0 hr 45 min Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for up to 6 hr 15 min  Substantive Content.



Thursday, October 29, 2015

  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Professional Development – Double Tree by Hilton, Mandarin Room, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto
  • 6 to 10 p.m. – Social – Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto


8:15 to 8:50 a.m.Check-in, networking

8:50 to 9 a.m. – Welcoming remarks

9 to 9:50 a.m. – Getting the stuff they don’t want to give you

  • Chair: Leo Russomanno, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP (Ottawa)
  • Frank Addario, Addario Law Group (Toronto)
  • Kim Schofield, Kim Schofield & Associates (Toronto)

9:50 to 10:40 a.m. – Impaired Basics

  • Chair: Vicki Hentz, Foord Davies LLP (Ottawa)
  • James Foord, Foord Davies LLP (Ottawa)
  • The Honourable Stuart Konyer, Ontario Court of Justice (Lindsay)

10:40 to 11:10 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – I don’t remember saying that: Admissibility of Statements

  • Chair: Andrew Furgiuele, Doucette Santoro Furgiuele (Toronto)
  • John Struthers, Defence Lawyers (Toronto)
  • The Honourable Michael Tulloch, Court of Appeal for Ontario (Toronto)

12 to 12:50 p.m. – Hearsay Refresher

  • Chair: Mark Rieger, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • Maggie Brown, Crown Attorney’s Office (Toronto)
  • Alison Mackay, Defence Lawyer (Brampton)
  • Apple Newton-Smith, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)

12:50 to 2 p.m. – Lunch Keynote: Civility

  • The Honourable Lise Maisonneuve, Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice

2 to 2:50 p.m. – Credibility v. Reliability

  • Chair: Lesley Burke, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • Emily Beaton, Assistant Crown Attorney (Brampton)
  • Adam Newman, Bernstein Newman & Associates (Toronto)

2:50 to 3:40 p.m. – I know what I saw … I think: Identification Evidence

  • Chair: Anthony Marchetti, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • Craig Bottomley, Pringle & Bottomley (Toronto)
  • Emma Haydon, Crown Attorney (Toronto)
  • The Honourable John McMahon, Superior Court of Justice (Toronto)

3:40 to 4:30 p.m. – Evidence and Ethics

  • Chair: Joanne Collins, Ormston List Frawley LLP (Toronto)
  • Anthony Moustacalis, President, Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Toronto)
  • Howard Rubel, Heller, Rubel Barristers (Toronto)

* Cancellations will be accepted in writing if received on or before October 15. Cancellations are to be sent to anthony@criminallawyers.ca. A $50 admin fee will apply. No refunds will be accepted on or after October 16, 2015. Substitutions or the sharing of registrations is not accepted.