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DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference

Each year, the CCLA holds four major conferences - our Cornerstone Conferences. Designed by dedicated volunteer committees, these conferences are known for their high quality programming and warm East Region hospitality. For your continued professional development and networking opportunities, the CCLA Cornerstone Conferences are not to be missed.


DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference

First held in 1985, in Montebello, QC
Length: One and a half days


Upcoming Conference

32nd DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference
Fall 2020
More details to follow.


Planning Committee

Committee Member Phone Email
Kirsten MacRae (Co-Chair), Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter
Karin Stein (Co-Chair), Carroll & Wallace
Leo Russomanno, Russomanno Criminal Law 
Solomon Friedman, Edelson Friedman Black 613-237-2290
Jacob Legault, Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter 613-236-0535
Ewan Lyttle, Lyttle, McGarry Del Greco LLP 613-233-7740
Meaghan McMahon, Davies Barristers 613-230-0222
Jon Nadler, Lamb and O'Brien

Sean May, May Irwin and Associates  613-230-6524

Previous Conferences

  • 31st DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference (October 19-20, 2019, Montebello, QC)
  • 30th DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference (October 13-14, 2018, Montebello, QC)
  • 29th DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference (October 14-15, 2017, Montebello, QC)
  • 28th DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference (October 15-16, 2016, Montebello, QC)
  • 27th DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference (October 17-18, 2015, Montebello, QC)


Past Conference Materials

Conference Paper Binder Contents List - 2002 to 2019 (.docx) (.pdf)

Conference papers from 2014 onward are available on CanLII

Please contact the library for assistance with papers from any year.


Topic Suggestions

Please fill out this form to suggest topic inclusions for future conferences.