111D Queen Street East, Verity Women’s Club, Toronto, Canada
CHARTER LITIGATION: Rights and Freedoms done WELL
Join us as a panel of trial and appellate counsel from both sides of the bar, as well as judges from the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal provides practical tips and advice regarding Charter challenges. They will discuss best practices for pre-trial negotiations and discussions. Learn the dos and don’ts in preparing materials, witnesses and the accused. Consider and discuss strategic decisions such as whether to call the accused and how to protect the record in the event of an appeal. Our Panel will discuss the art of persuasive advocacy both written and oral at trial and on appeal.
The panels, moderated by Donna Kellway, will include Justice Sandra Bacchus (OCJ), Justice Suzy Magotiaux (OCJ) and Justice Michal Fairburn (OCA) and Beverley Olesko (crown counsel), Samara Sector (defence counsel), Ashley Dresser (defence counsel), Tracy Kozlowski (crown counsel), Jamie Klukach (crown counsel), Erin Dann (defence counsel) and Catriona Verner (defence counsel).
Women Educating in Law and Life was created by women from both the Crown Attorney’s Office and the Defence bar who saw the need to foster discussion, mentorship and collegiality amongst women in the criminal bar. Our objective is to create a forum for female members of the criminal bar to share practice tips, gain insight into how to improve and expand advocacy skills and, most importantly, build supportive relationships and collegiality across the courtroom.
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