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News

  • Message from CLA President, John Struthers – March 20

    For the past week our organization and our tremendous members have courageously run into the burning building that is our Justice system. We have secured hundreds of releases. We have advocated for the health and safety of all Justice system participants and accused. We have sought a total shutdown and remote access. Finally this has […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on March 20, 2020

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  • Not a current member of the CLA? You can apply for a “trial” membership

    These are special times when we need to come together and support each other. We understand that the current situation may have an impact on you financially. As a result effective immediately, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) has decided to do the following: Current members: Members can hold off paying for their renewal until June […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on March 19, 2020

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  • Message from CLA President, John Struthers

    This week the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) has mobilized our 1500 members who volunteered in a massive show of support for the justice system and the public. We have placed Counsel in every Court in the Province to assist during this pandemic. These counsel have worked tirelessly to secure the release of hundreds of persons […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on March 18, 2020

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  • Tracking delays in scheduling bail hearings

    Download this message in PDF for sharing/printing. As some of you know, a Province-wide Practice Direction has recently been promulgated regarding the procedure to be followed when scheduling “lengthy” bail hearings. In some jurisdictions, local protocols have previously existed to address these issues. Of course, the extent to which the scheduling of lengthy bail hearings […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on February 27, 2020

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  • Announcing the winners of ‘Refer to Win’ & ‘Join to Win’

    Announcing the winners of ‘Refer to Win’ & ‘Join to Win’

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on February 21, 2020

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  • 2020 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting interested mentors and mentees

    CLA members only! Application deadline is March 15, 2020 For the period of April 1 – November 30, 2020, recent calls (new to 5 years) will be paired with seasoned CLA members. Mentors will be assigned or matched up by the mentoring committee. During the mentorship period, mentors and mentees will meet, at minimum, for […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on February 19, 2020

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  • FREE CLA/MAG Session in Toronto or by Webcast – Representing Sexual Assault Complainants in Criminal Cases – February 29, 2020

    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Ministry of the Attorney General are hosting a FREE session for defence counsel who wish to represent sexual assault complainants in criminal cases or for those who wish to know more about the role of complainant counsel in sexual offence cases and the evolving law in this area. The conference […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on January 28, 2020

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  • Join to Win! Become a member and get up to 15-months of membership for the price of 12

    The Criminal Lawyers Association (CLA) is a specialty legal organization in Canada. With 1,450+ members and counting. The CLA has emerged as one of the strongest voices of criminal justice and social liberty in Canada. Become a member of the CLA before February 15 and get up to 15 months of membership for the price […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on January 8, 2020

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  • Refer a member by February 15 and be entered into a draw for one of four prizes!

    Between now and February 15, any member of the CLA that refers a new member will be entered into a draw for one of four prizes: Samsung Galaxy Buds courtesy of TELUS Business FREE 2020 CLA Membership FREE Spring Conference Registration (May 30) FREE Fall Conference Registration (October 23-24) How it works: New members must […]

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  • Happy Holidays from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association

    On behalf of the CLA management and Board we wish all good tidings for the holiday season. The CLA office will be closed on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020. Please note the CLA office will not have access to phone or email while closed for the holidays. We will do […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in News on December 16, 2019

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