Print Page | Your Cart | Sign In | Register
Paralegal Advocacy Day
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Paralegal Advocacy Day

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON  K1H 7X7
Contact: Kate Bell
613-233-7386 x228

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

The CCLA Paralegal Committee is pleased to present our annual Paralegal Advocacy Day. The day will be packed with current and pertinent material essential to the practice of legal professionals. The topics to be discussed pertain to Updates on the Repair Storage and Leins Act, Equality and Diversity, Small Claims Court, Long-Term Disability, Resume Writing. Back by popular demand a Mock Trial on a careless driving charge s.130 under the Highway Traffic Act.

Key Note Luncheon speaker is Law Society of Ontario Bencher and newly elected Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee Robert Burd.  

Click here to view the program.

Morning Session Presenters:

Michelle Haigh, Law Society of Ontario Bencher and former Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee, will present on Recent Changes to the Repair Storage and Lien Act and Paralegal Ethics and Professionalism.

Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, Ph.D.,LL.M., LL.B., B.A. (Hon.), Director of the  GDCR Program at Carleton University (Department of Law and Legal Studies), will present on the topic: Paralegals' Ethical Obligations Pertaining to Equality and Diversity.

David Dwoskin, Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court, will speak to us on the common issues found in small claims court cases regarding credit card interest on debt and piercing the corporate veil.

Randy Slepchik, partner at Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP and Long-Term Disability Specialist, will present on Long-Term Disability matters from the initial client meeting through to the appeal process and then on to the point of launching litigation.

Chad Folk of Folkrite Communications, CC, CL, VP Education & SAA Ottawa Citizen Toastmasters, will present on the topic of writing your resume like a business proposal. 

Mock Trial Participants:

Tara-Lee Hay, City of Ottawa Municipal Prosecutor.
Paul Gallant, Retired OPS Officer - Officer 1 - Witness.
Jim Moak, Paralegal, James Moak Professional Corporation - Acting for the accused. 
Sarah Boucher - Paralegal, Smart & Biggar - Acting as accused.  
Justice of the Peace Richard Sculthorpe, Justice of the Peace in Eastern Ontario.

Program subject to change without notice.

This program has been accredited for 1 hour and 50 mins of Professionalism content, of which 45 minutes is applicable for the Equality and Inclusion requirement.
This program is also eligible for up to 4 hours of Substantive content.

Paralegals, lawyers, articling students, and paralegal students are welcome.

Program Rates:

CCLA member, student: $60 +HST

CCLA member: $125 +HST

CCLA non-member: $175 +HST

Included in your registration is a light breakfast, breaks and lunch. 



Thank you to our generous sponsors.  If you would like to sponsor the program, please contact Kate Bell at