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    Toronto, ON, July 31, 2018 – The Criminal Lawyers Association (CLA) has awarded the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal to John M. Rosen, noted criminal defence counsel and founder of Rosen & Company, Barristers. The Martin Medal was struck in 1989 to honour Goldwyn Arthur Martin, a nationally prominent criminal lawyer and eminent […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on July 31, 2018

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  • Member of Parliament Marco Mendocino discusses concerns regarding Bill C75

    On Saturday, May 26, 2018, Member of Parliament Marco Mendocino spoke to attendees of the 2018 CLA Spring Conference about their concerns regarding Bill C75. To view this specific presentation, please go to http://lso.peachnewmedia.com/streaming/interface-v7.php?topic=280117&band=1&stream=1&id=&semid=126256&provider=487&custid=176529&static=1 To purchase the the entire 2018 CLA Spring Conference webcast, please go to https://criminallawyers.ca/events/2018-cla-spring-conference/

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 6, 2018

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  • Statement from the CLA regarding GROIA

    “The Supreme Court of Canada’s majority decision in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada has confirmed the importance of resolute advocacy particularly in the criminal law context.  “Criminal defence lawyers are the final frontier between the accused and the power of the state.”  The Court accepted the position advanced by our Association by one of our […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on June 1, 2018

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  • Conference topic and speaker suggestions – your chance to provide feedback

    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) plans multiple events and conferences throughout the year. All efforts are made to bring dynamic and diverse speakers and topics to the table. Feedback from our members is vital for us to do this successfully. As a result, we’d really appreciate your time to provide us some topic and speaker suggestions. No […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on May 29, 2018

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  • CLA Statement on the appointment of The Honourable Justice John Norris

    A criminal defence lawyer’s duty is to “raise fearlessly every issue, advance every argument and ask every question, however distasteful, that the lawyer thinks will help the client’s case and to endeavour to obtain for the client the benefit of every remedy and defence authorized by law.” The Honourable Justice John Norris embodied these qualities throughout his exceptional […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 28, 2018

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  • 2018 Lenczner Slaght/CLA Gale Cup Moot takes place February 16-17

    TORONTO – Lenczner Slaght are pleased to announce that the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) will be the new co-sponsor of the Gale Cup, replacing the Canadian Bar Association. The CLA is Canada’s largest criminal law specialty association and a leading voice for criminal justice and civil liberties in Canada. We are excited to have as […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on February 15, 2018

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  • 2018 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting interested mentors and mentees

    CLA members only! Application deadline is March 15, 2018! For the period of April 1 – November 30, 2018, 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 CLA admin in News on February 8, 2018

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  • Podcast featuring CLA President Michael Lacy

    Listen to Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) President Michael Lacy discuss issues facing the criminal bar, articling, engaging the media, the effects of #MeToo in courts, and much more. https://robichaudlaw.ca/podcast/podcast-002-michael-lacy-dont-let-the-law-get-in-the-way-of-your-argument/

    Posted by CLA admin in News on January 25, 2018

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  • CLA Litigation Committee Update

    The members of the CLA Litigation Committee met recently to discuss ongoing litigation/intervention briefs, requests for litigation and the future direction of the committee. The Committee is committed to transparency, accountability and communication with the membership as well as promoting diversity and equality among those chosen to act as interveners for the association. This committee […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on January 23, 2018

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  • January is the Criminal Lawyers’ Association’s Membership Month

    Refer an active member in January and be entered into a draw for one of three prizes! During the month of January, any active member of CLA that refers a new active member will be entered into a draw for one of three prizes: Grand Prize: FREE membership renewal for 2018 & FREE 2018 Fall Conference registration (being held November […]

    Posted by CLA admin in News on January 2, 2018

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