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On behalf of the 2024 Canadian Defence Lawyers Nominations Committee, I am pleased to open the call for nominations for the Board of Directors and Annual Awards. The deadline for all nominations is March 21, 2024 at 5pm EDT, all forms, letters, and other supporting documentation should be sent to the Nominating Committee c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 5, we hosted The Use of Generative AI by Defence Lawyers: Capability & Culpability
CHANGES TO THE LICENCE APPEAL TRIBUNAL RULES
Regular motions and applications (less than one hour) at the John Sopinka Courthouse are now scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
CDL’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, proudly invites you to join us in recognizing and celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the diverse culture and history of Asian communities in Canada, as well as to acknowledge the many achievements and contributions of people of Asian origin.
We pleased to have attended the swearing-in ceremony to mark the appointment of former CDL member The Honourable Justice R. Lee Akazaki.
Diversity and Inclusion are core values at CDL.
Canadian Defence Lawyers is committed to ensuring our members have continued access to education and resources to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (“EDI”) at all levels. This not only includes how we practice law, but also includes considerations for hiring and retention. We also strive to ensure our members have tools to understand how our colleagues and clients are influenced by cultures and values that might be different from our own.
June is National Indigenous History Month and this year the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children— students in the “care” of the Canadian government in a residential school in Kamloops is a painful and tragic event for Indigenous people across Canada; every Indigenous person has a connection to residential schools.
CDL Members can access the video presentation by Doron Gold, Staff Clinician, Homewood Health as he discussess the impact of Lockdown Fatigue and steps to help get through the remainder of the pandemic.
All CDL's Professionalsim webinars are accessible to members HERE. Login required.
Canadian Defence Lawyers Public Policy Secretariat’s open letter to the Premier The Hon. Jason Kenney, PC Premier of Alberta and Finance Minister The
Honourable Travis Toews re: Proposed changes to the Minor Injury Regulation, AR 123/2004
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Law Society of Ontario has removed the six hour maximum limit applied to watching an archived program without a colleague, teaching, and professional writing for 2020.
CDL is proud to announce that nominations for the Lee Samis Award of Excellence, the Richard B Lindsay QC Exceptional Young Lawyer Award and the Philippa G. Samworth Award for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession are now open. Applications are available on the CDL website or through the links below. Deadline is June 1, 2020.
In February 2020, the Government of British Columbia announced plans to make sweeping changes to Auto Insurance in BC.
Various provincial courts have issued statements regarding the COVID-19 virus. We are updating as information becomes available
CDL has been actively following the COVID-19 news, and consulting with various stakeholders, public health officials and our leadership.
We have determined that we are unable to provide an environment of “social distancing” at our upcoming programs, and will reschedule as circumstances warrant. Registrations remain open, and please check the event information pages for updates.
The health and safety of our members, sponsors, attendees and staff is our greatest concern. We hope you take appropriate measures to stay healthy and avoid the spread of the virus.
We are pleased to announce that the Inagural Philippa G. Samworth Award for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession will be presented
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Lee Samis Award of Excellence will be presented to
CDL’s 2019 Accident Benefits spring program has been replaced by the Loss Transfer/Priority Disputes program on February 28, plus a series of audio-conferences.
Canadian Defence Lawyers correspondence in support of Pro Bono Ontario Law Help Centres.