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Event Planning Committees

The following committees are responsible for planning annual CCLA events that occur throughout the year. You can find their contact information and Terms of Reference (if applicable) below.

To view our conference planning committees, please click the links below:


Mental Health Program Committee

Committee Member Phone Email
Steve Kelly (Co-Chair), Kelly Santini LLP 613-238-6321
Monica Song (Co-Chair), Dentons Canada LLP 613-783-9698
Dr. Raj Bhatla, The Royal Mental Health Centre

Andrew McCreary, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP 613-369-2104
Scott McLean, Dentons Canada LLP 613-783-9665
Reg. Sr. Justice James McNamara

Justice Heather Perkins-McVey

Justice Heather Williams


New Lawyers & Articling Students Summit Committee

Please click here to read the Terms of Reference for this committee.

Committee Member Phone Email
Sarah Kennedy (Co-Chair), Sarah Kennedy Law 613-238-5074 x227
Craig O'Brien (Co-Chair), Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP 613-231-8331
Tyler Botten, Botten Law 613-230-2300
Caitlin Cardill, Merovitz Potechin LLP 613-563-6689
Jonathan Collings, Howard Kelford & Dixon 613-253-9772
Anne-Marie Magneron, Grandmaitre Virgo Evans Lawyers/Avocats
613-837-1010 x225
Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP
Erika Young, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP
613-236- 9442


Law Day Program Committee

Committee Member Phone Email
James Foord (Co-Chair), Foord & Associates 613-564-0006
Susheel Gupta (Co-Chair), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal 613-947-1002
Stephen Bindman, Department of Justice Canada

Karine Briand, Department of Justice Canada

Rachel Collishaw, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Jasna Drnda, May Irwin Adam 613-230-6524
Marie-France Dupuis, Sevigny Westdal LLP 613-751-4459
Mandy Grewal, McCague Borlack LLP
Joelle Hamilton, Canadian Bar Association  
Margaret Jarmoc, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Paula Joly, Ottawa Catholic School Board    
Ruth Kagan, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Debbie Lawlor, Ottawa Catholic School Board
Ian McBride, MBC Law Professional Corporation
613-233-4474 x224
Dennis Myers, Sevigny Westdal LLP
Sonya Notturno, Chénier & Notturno
613-238-1971 x25
Justice Kevin Phillips
Spencer Shaw, Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Erin Stafford
Diane Stooke, Department of Justice Canada