Occupy, Protest, Resist: Law Union of Ontario Conference 2012

What: Law Union of Ontario Conference: Occupy, Protest, Resist.

When: February 25, 2012 900AM-530PM (registration starts at 8:30 AM) (Click here for the Conference flyer)
Where: Victoria College* at the University of Toronto, from. (Click “Victoria College” for a Map of the Conference grounds with accessible paths highlighted)

Panels will discuss topics including the omnibus crime bill, the right to strike and back-to-work legislation, insights from the Insite decision, the Occupy movement, the place of politics in the courtroom, criminal justice issues affecting Aboriginal people, advocating for change in policing, the constitutionality of capacity and consent, and extractive industries and Indigenous peoples. Plenary sessions will also be held on the ethics of progressive lawyering (for which we anticipate LSUC professionalism credits will be available), and the legacy of Jack Layton. A networking lunch for students is also planned.

Child care will be available. The space is barrier-free. Should people require ASL interpretation or other forms of accommodation, please RSVP as soon as possible and before February 18 by email to law.union.of.ontario@gmail.com. It is our aim to have the 2012 conference accredited for CPD by the Law Society; if so, full day attendance will equal 6 hours of CPD for all members.

Costs will be $60 for professionals, PWYC for community members, $100 for those using the conference for CPD credit.

*Victoria College is located at 91 Charles St W, University of Toronto, Victoria College, Old Vic Bldg, 2nd floor, S side of Charles St W (just E of University Ave), 1st bldg S of Isabel Bader Theatre, a 30 second walk E from Museum subway station, across the street from the ROM.

Accreditation Information:

This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 1.75 Professionalism Hours
This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 7 New Member CPD Hours
There is also 5.25 substantive hours available to Experienced Members.

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In response The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee has issued a statement against security certificates which it is petitioning individuals and organizations to support.

The full text of the statement can be read at http://www.harkatstatement.com/

As stated above, The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee is seeking endorsements from both individuals and organizations, and we therefore strongly encourage individuals to visit http://www.harkatstatement.com/ and sign the statement