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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Arbitration Advocacy

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October 7, 2015

Toronto: The Advocates' Society Education Centre


Kitchener Criminal Courthouse

Credibility Concerns in Criminal Practice

October 14, 2015

Kitchener: Waterloo Region Courthouse


Written Advocacy

Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17, 2015

Toronto: Osgoode Professional Development


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Written Advocacy

Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17, 2015

Moncton: Université de Moncton




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

Best Practices for Civil Trials

The Advocates’ Society is pleased to release the Best Practices for Civil Trials, which will play an important role in making civil trials more efficient and cost-effective moving forward. The aims of the Best Practices are to enhance access to justice and help to preserve our civil justice system ...more

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Mentoring Dinner Series 2015

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October 15, 2015

Campbell House, Toronto


Award of Justice Presentation & Dinner

October 27, 2015

Convocation Hall, Osgoode Hall, Toronto


YASC Pub Night

November 4, 2015

Bight Restaurant & Bar, Thunder Bay


Fall Convention 2015

November 11/12 - 15, 2015

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya



Award of Justice

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


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

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