Supreme Court of Canada delivers reasons on mandatory minimum sentencing in R. v. Nur

On Tuesday, April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Nur.  The issue before the Court was the constitutionality of provisions of the Criminal Code which impose mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun crimes.  The Society intervened in this appeal and took the position that the impugned provisions were unconstitutional under Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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November 27, 2015

Toronto: The Advocates' Society Education Centre


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December 1, 2015

Toronto: The Advocates' Society Education Centre


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Leading Your Case: Opening Statements and Examination-in-chief

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December 3, 2015

Toronto: The Advocates' Society Education Centre


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Calgary Bench & Bar Series:

Challenging Credibility

February 10, 2016

Calgary: Location TBA


Funds Raised to Support Maria Mitousis

The Advocates’ Society is pleased to announce that, with the help of our dedicated members, the Society has raised over $14,000 to help support Maria Mitousis ...more

Magna Carta Exhibition

The Advocates’ Society joins law firms, legal associations and law schools in celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta Exhibition is now on a tour across Canada. For more information on the Society’s participation in Magna Carta Canada’s Time Capsule and the Magna Carta tour ...more

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Toronto President's Festive

December 10, 2015

Campbell House, Toronto


YASC Pub Night

January 13, 2016

Irish Embassy, Toronto


YASC Pub Night

January 14, 2016

Township Bar & Grill, Calgary



Award of Justice

The 2015 Award of Justice was presented to Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C., Farris LLP.


The 2015 Catzman Award for Professionalism & Civility was presented to Samuel S. Marr, Landy Marr Kats LLP.

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