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Recent Call Committee presents: A two-part series with Simon Borys on Parole and Corrections

Date: Thursday, February 16, and Thursday February 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET

The CLA Recent Call Committee is back with a two-part series with Simon Borys. 

Simon Borys is a former police officer turned Correctional Lawyer. He regularly appears before the Parole Board of Canada and the Ontario Parole Board. He has extensive experience representing clients at all jails and prisons in Ontario in parole matters, habeas corpus applications, disciplinary court, grievances, and judicial review. Simon is also a Board Member of the Canadian Prison Law Association and Chair of the Association’s Advocacy Committee. He represents the CPLA in its interventions before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

For the parole part of the series, Mr. Borys will discuss the differences between federal and provincial parole, how to navigate scheduling your parole hearings, the criteria that your client needs to know for parole, parole suspensions for both provincial and federal, understanding strategically which cases work better for provincial versus federal parole, temporary absences, parole conditions, and parole appeals.

The first session will cover the following:         

  • Different types of parole in federal and provincial
  • Parole eligibility dates in federal and provincial
  • How parole hearings get scheduled
  • How parole hearings work
  • The criteria for parole
  • Parole suspensions for both federal and provincial
  • Types of cases/clients that typically do better in provincial vs federal
  • Temporary absences
  • Parole conditions
  • Parole appeals
  • Parole considerations at sentencing

The second session will cover the following:

  • Getting into the federal system
  • Assessment and penitentiary placement in federal
  • Programs
  • File corrections (federal)
  • Grievances & JR (federal)
  • Involuntary transfers
  • Cascading down security levels
  • Issues for non-citizens
  • Health care
  • Disciplinary court (federal)
  • Segregation/SIU (federal)

Once you register, you are registered for both sessions.

Register online: https://members.criminallawyers.ca/event-5137330

Join us on February 16, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST.and February 23, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST.

Each part of the series qualifies for (2 ) substantive CPD hours.

  • FREE: for Student/Articling student members
  • $10 plus HST: Junior Active/Junior Observer members
  • $15 plus HST: Senior Active/Senior Observer/Affiliate members 
  • $40 plus HST: Non-members

This event is accredited for 2 substantive CPD hours.