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  • R. v. Sullivan, R. v. Chan and R v. Brown.

    Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Sullivan, R. v. Chan and R v. Brown. The Court concluded that section 33.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada which says self-induced intoxication cannot be used as a legal defence is unconstitutional. At the heart of the Supreme Court’s ruling is a concern that a legally innocent person could be […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on May 13, 2022

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  • The CLA Women’s Committee wants to support our members and assist them in managing the negative impacts of the new Omicron wave.

    The CLA Women’s Committee wants to support our members and assist them in managing the negative impacts of the new Omicron wave. Things are changing rapidly daily as many more individuals are becoming infected. We are here for you. As the Omicron spread continues, changes have been made regarding the measures governments have taken to address […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on January 3, 2022

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  • PRESENTATION on Justice Programming for Indigenous Women through ONWA (FOCUS: HAMILTON and OTTAWA area)

    October 13, 2021, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET via Zoom Ontario Native Womens’ Association (ONWA) presents speakers:  Veronica Guido – Justice Coordinator Jasmine Logan – Ottawa Branch Manager Mandy Tait-Martens – Program Manager of Services in Community Services Topics discussed will include ONWA’s Justice Programming (Gladue) inclusive of new programming for Gladue Letters at Bail; Anti-human trafficking […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on September 27, 2021

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  • 2021/2023 CLA Call for Board Nominations

    Pursuant to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, I am pleased to inform all voting members that an election will be held this fall for the Executive and Directors of our Association for the 2021-2023 term. Individuals can access the By-Laws on the CLA website. Note – It is important that voting members […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on July 27, 2021

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  • 2021 CLA Mentorship program – now accepting applications for interested mentors and mentees

    Open to Full/Active CLA members only Application deadline is March 31, 2021 For the period of May 1 – November 30, 2021, 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 virtually, at […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on February 25, 2021

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  • Call for Nominations 2021 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

    Who do you think is deserving of the 2021 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal? It’s easy, confidential and free to nominate! The 2021 nomination deadline is April 8, 2021 Annually the association presents the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for outstanding contribution to criminal justice. G. Arthur Martin was Canada’s greatest criminal advocate before he became […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on February 2, 2021

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  • Individual Pronoun use

    The CLA supports diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage our members to educate themselves on the understanding, importance and sensitivity around the use of personal pronouns and avoiding misgendering people. Pronouns are often viewed as part of a person’s identity – making it more important to respect and understand the use of them. Mocking, […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on January 8, 2021

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  • 2020 CLA Holiday Period Office Access Update

    Criminal Lawyers’ Association Office Access over the Holidays 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, 2020 and will reopen on January 4, 2021. Please note the CLA office will not have access to phone, fax or […]

    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on December 8, 2020

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  • FEDERAL COURT POST BAIL CASE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

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    Posted by John Chagnon in Uncategorized on November 28, 2019

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