2021 CLA Spring VIRTUAL Conference

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. ET, LIVE WEBCAST

CPD Pending.

Conference Agenda and Speakers:

8 to 8:30 a.m. IT SUPPORT

8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Welcome from our co-chairs

8:35 to 9:35 a.m. PLEASE PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE – Let’s talk about trauma

9:35 to 10:15 a.m. SPEAK UP, WE CAN’T HEAR YOU – Appellate advocacy and effective trial submissions

  • Delmar Doucette, Doucette Santoro Furgiuele
  • Jamie Klukach, General Counsel, Crown Law Office Criminal

10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 to 11:05 a.m. UNMUTE UNMUTE – Top 5 Under 5

  • Elena Ashford, Siskinds LLP (2019) –  The impact of Covid on immigration consequences for accused persons
  • Danielle D’Alonzo, Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation (2019) –  The impact of Covid on trials
  • Tonya Kent (2016) –  The impact of Covid on guilty pleas
  • Maya Kotob, Anita Szigeti Advocates (2018) – The impact of Covid on Fitness and NCR
  • Artem Orlov (2020) – The impact of Covid on bail

11:05 to 11:55 a.m. WHEN TO UNMUTE – Incompetent Counsel Claims from the Perspective of Counsel for the Claimant, Counsel for the Impugned Lawyer, and the Impugned Lawyer

11:55 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. MUTE PLEASE – How to minimize the damage of an accident reconstruction report

  • Alan Gold, Alan D. Gold Professional Corporation, CLA Past President
  • Barry Raftery, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., Forensic Engineer

12:35 to 12:55 p.m. CAMERA ON – Tips and tricks for a successful zoom trial

12:55 to 1:35 p.m. CAN I GET A BREAKOUT ROOM PLEASE – Let’s talk about drugs

  • Sanho Tree, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies

1:35 p.m. CLOSING


Conference Registration:

Registration includes:

  • Access to the live broadcast (details will be sent to registrations at least 48 hours prior to the event date to the email used when registering. It is up to the registrant to make sure they have the access information. Be sure to check spam/junk/promotions folders.
  • Access to the Virtual hub – agenda, materials and recordings for up to 30-days after the conference will be available.
  • Opportunity to ask speakers questions.
  • Virtual networking with fellow registrants.

Please note:

  • There are no refunds.
  • The CLA will not be selling the Spring Conference recordings.materials. Only those that register for the live webcast will have access.

Pricing before HST is:

  • Senior CLA Full/Observer and Affiliate Members: $25

  • Junior CLA Full/Observer Member: $20

  • CLA Student members: $15

  • Non-member lawyers and students: $125


This conference attracts 300 to 700 legal professionals and students from across Ontario. We have three sponsor levels available. Custom packages are also available.

Please email [email protected] if interested in any of the opportunities below.






Recent Call Support:

Cugelman & Eisen


GSP Law Professional Corporation

  • Five opportunities at $300 each
  • Company name on website
  • Recognition in opening and closing remarks
  • Company name at bottom of Virtual Hub Page
  • Five complimentary registrations extended to CLA member recent calls (called in 2014 or after) to be extended by draw by the CLA office