The Canadian Defence Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Committee was the first committee established when CDL was formed in 1995, with the mandate of developing an providing education that addressed the issues faced by Defence lawyers across Canada.
CLE Committee members have the chance to advance and influence educational content by assisting with the planning of our continuing legal education across Canada. Each province is unique and members from each region provide that unique local perspective. The committee includes CDL leaders, other committee representatives and members at large.
The Committee Chair is the executive's 1st Vice President. The 2020/2021 Chair is Talaal Bond, of Matthews Abogado in London Ontario,
Committee Mandate & Duties
Report on the current status of CLEs;
Receive recommendations from the membership at large, Board members and Staff as to new CLE programming;
Identify chairs for CLE programming and consult with chairs as necessary with respect to content and scheduling
Identify chair/vice-chair for AGM CLE.
Approval of future CLE dates and any changes to current CLEs such as location changes to ensure:
the local/regional market can support whatever new programming might be proposed
there are volunteers available to act as chairs and program planning committees
CLE committee should include a representative from each substantive committee, Young Lawyers, Women’s Caucus, and In-house Counsel Committees.