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 23, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Toronto: The Advocates' Society Education Centre

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March 1, 2017

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TAS President Brad Berg talks Summary Judgments and More

TAS President Brad Berg talks Summary Judgments and Hryniak with Law Times ...more

The Advocates' Society Defends Independence of the Judiciary

The Advocates' Society Defends Independence of the Judiciary in a press release to the profession ...more

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March 23, 2017

Hot House Restaurant & Bar, Toronto, ON.


The Advocates' Society is proud to announce that The 2017 Advocates’ Society Medal has been awarded to Stephen Grant, LSM.

The Advocates’ Society is honoured to announce the 2017 recipient of The John P. Nelligan Award for Excellence in Advocacy is Allan R. O'Brien, Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP.


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