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Continuing Professional Development Sessions

These continuing professional development (CPD) sessions have been organized with various partners to explore how lawyers and paralegals can respond to the access to justice crisis.

Improving Health, Improving Service: Well Being in the Legal Profession and Access to Justice: Recap

December 13, 2017 | TAG_Admin

Recent studies have indicated that lawyers are at a higher risk for anxiety, substance abuse and depression than those in the general population.

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Paralegals and Access to Justice

October 25, 2017 | TAG_Admin

This session features a panel discussion about how paralegals are advancing access to justice in their communities. It will be followed by a presentation about how paralegal students are responding to local access to justice needs through legal clinic field placements.

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L’influence des millénaux

October 24, 2017 | TAG_Admin

Technologie, perturbations et justice

Connus pour faire les choses autrement, les millénaux, nés à l’ère numérique, sont la génération future d’utilisateurs du système de justice et ses professionnels juridiques. Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire pour l’accès à la justice ? Ce groupe de discussion explore les occasions et les difficultés liées à l’approche des millénaux à la technologie juridique.

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Addiction in the Legal Profession

November 28, 2016 | TAG_Admin

This session explores culture change, ethical issues and practical strategies related to addressing high rates of addiction in the legal profession. This program was organized with the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice on November 28, 2016. It is eligible for 3.5 hours of professionalism credit.

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History Repeating? Forensic Evidence, Motherisk and Miscarriages of Justice

June 16, 2016 | TAG_Admin This session examines the role that flawed forensic pathology and other forensic evidence has played in miscarriages of justice in Canada This program was organized with Innocence Canada on June 6, 2016. It is eligible for three substantive hours and has been approved for LawPRO’s risk management credit. Read More

Opening Minds to Mental Health CPD

November 20, 2015 | TAG_Admin

How can justice system professionals respond to the mental health challenges of their clients while also practicing good self-care? This program was organized with the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice on November 20, 2015. It is eligible for four hours of professionalism credit.

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