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MAG/CLA Joint Conference on Professionalism

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015


The Criminal Lawyers Association and the Ministry of the Attorney General will be hosting our first ever joint program at:

Royal Ontario Museum
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Reception to follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto ON

Highlights include:

  • Opening speech by Chief Justice George Strathy
  • A “fireside chat” with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michael Moldaver and Ontario Court of Appeal Justice David Doherty
  • A special guest from the University of North Carolina to lead an interactive session using electronics to instantly survey attendees on various professionalism issues
  • Panels of defence counsel, prosecutors and judges tackling difficult ethical issues

The  Joint Program on Professionalism  program to be held on September 30, 2015 has been accredited for  3 hr 45 min  Professionalism Content.

Evening Agenda:

2:00 – 2:20: Walk a mile in my shoes

  • Iona Jaffe, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Frank Addario, Addario Law Group

2:20 – 3:15: Interactive Session

  • Jeff Welty, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

3:15 – 3:30: BREAK

3:30 – 4: Counsel panel

  • John Norris
  • Julianna Greenspan, Greenspan Partners LLP
  • Jill Cameron, Deputy Crown Attorney, Ministry of Attorney General
  • Henry Poon, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of Attorney General

4 – 4:30: Judicial panel

  • The Honourable Jane E. Kelly, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Gary T. Trotter, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Justice Donald McLeod, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Moderated by The Honourable J. David McCombs, Superior Court of Justice

4:30 – 5: Wellness issues

  • Roderick McLeod

5 – 5:40: Fireside chat

  • The Honourable Justice Michael J. Moldaver, Supreme Court of Canada
  • The Honourable Justice David H. Doherty, Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Moderated by Brian Greenspan, Greenspan, Humphrey Lavine

5:40 – 6: Closing Remarks

  • The Honourable Chief Justice George R. Strathy, Court of Appeal for Ontario

6 – 8: Cocktail Reception