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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February 20, 2016

Court House Series 2016

Discovery Skills that Win at Trial

February 23, 2016

Toronto: The Advocates' Society Education Centre

Court House Series 2016

Discovery Skills that Win at Trial

February 23, 2016

London: The London Club


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Calgary Bench & Bar Series:

Challenging Credibility

February 10, 2016

Calgary: Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel


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April 6, 2016

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Dubin Lecture 2015

If you missed this year’s inspirational Dubin Lecture, you can get a taste of it in this great write up on Albie Sachs, by Sean Fine for The Globe and Mail...more

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

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Making a Fundraiser:

An Evening with Dean Strang

March 9, 2016

Steamwhistle Brewery, Toronto


Trivia Challenge for Charity

March 22, 2016

The Hot House Restaurant & Bar, Toronto

Ottawa Honouree Dinner

April 6, 2016

Shaw Centre, Ottawa


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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