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2019 Annual CLA Spring Conference: Deconstructing the Wall

  • 8 Jun 2019
  • 7:50 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto (Live webcast option)
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  • For those enrolled in the 2019 CLA Mentorship Program

Registration is closed
The 2019 Annual CLA Spring Conference – Deconstructing the Wall to be held on June 8, 2019 has been accredited for 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content and 2 hours and 20 minutes of Professionalism content. This program is also eligible for up to 4 hours and 45 minutes of Substantive Content.

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 7:50 a.m to 1:15 p.m.

For individuals attending in person, Continental breakfast will be provided.

For individuals participating via live webcast, webcast details will be sent to the email provided when registering at least 48 hours prior to event start date.

Agenda and Topics:

  • 7:50 to 8:10 a.m.   Registration (Donald Lamont) with Continental breakfast
  • 8:10 to 8:15 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:15 to 9 a.m.       “We Don’t Need No Education”……unless we are now trying to make sense of  the new drug/alcohol impaired regime
  • 9 to 10 a.m.         “We Don’t Need No Thought Control”…… taking control of a fraud case

  • 10 to 10:45 a.m.   “No Dark Sarcasm In The Courtroom”.…. And if there is – make sure it is all on the record for the appeal

  • 10:45 to 11 a.m.    Break

  • 11 to 11:45 a.m.  “Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone”.…. Racism and Policing
  • 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. “All We Are Is Just Another Brick In The Wall”… 5 under 5
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. “If You Don’t Eat Your Meat, How Can You Have Any Pudding”..…making sure your work volume and client needs don’t take over your life
  • NEW in 2019: In person and live webcast registrants are invited to a FREE social at the Duke of Cornwall, 400 University Ave. #100 (pending weather, we have asked for the patio), Toronto from 2 to 4 p.m. Food platters and one drink of choice per guest will be provided. The social is only open to Spring Conference registrants.
    Live Webcast details:

    For those that select the live webcast option, details on how to access the live webcast will be shared to the email address used for registering 48 hours in advance of the event. Please be sure to check your "spam/junk" folders for the link as they often land there. There are no refunds if you are not able to locate the link. DO NOT SHARE THE LINK as it is only being sent to paid registrants. Only paid registrants can claim the CPD.*

    Webcast recording:

    Pending the quality of the recording, a recording of the presentation will available for purchase by members and non-members at a later date. Details on how to purchase will be shared once available. 

    Cancellation Deadline:

    Cancellations will be accepted in writing if received by 12 noon (ET) on or before June 3. Cancellations are to be sent to A $10 admin fee will apply. No refunds will be accepted on or after June 3. The substitution of registrants is not accepted unless emailed to 36 hours prior to the event start time. The sharing of registrations is not permitted. The CLA reserves the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements relating directly or indirectly to an event, for any circumstances beyond the CLA’s reasonable control. If CLA cancels the event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. In the case of inclement weather, unless otherwise notified by CLA, the event will still take place. When an event proceeds as planned, there will be no refunds should attendees not be able to attend as a result of weather. The CLA will also not be liable to refund registration fees should the event be impacted by a transit strike, strike lock-out, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

    * We work hard to bring quality programming and networking opportunities. Your support of our efforts is very much appreciated and we hope you enjoy our programming. To help us continue with bringing quality programming, it is important that only those that register participate. Please do NOT share the webcast link with anyone. Please note that for CPD purposes, each Live Webcast registrant MUST register individually (even if planning on watching with a group). The email address provided when registering is where the webcast details will be sent closer to the event date. Only those that register in advance can claim CPD.

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