Criminal Trial Lawyers Association

Events

Next General Meeting
Date:September 19
Time:12:00 p.m.
Place:Barrister's Lounge, Law Courts Building
Cost:$5.00 for pizza lunch

The next general meeting this year will be held on November 14. The meetings for 2015 will be held on January 16, March 20 and May 15.

The CTLA Executive meetings this year will be held on September 9, and November 3. The executive meetings for 2015 will be held on January 5, March 9 and May 4.

Awards

Harradence Prize
Date:December 12, 2013
Awarded to:Laura Stevens, Q.C.
Description: The CTLA created the Harradence Prize in 1994 to recognize the distinguished career of Milt Harradence, whose professional aspirations and achievements as a criminal defence lawyer and a Justice in the Court of Appeal reflect the principles upon which our association is founded. This award is normally given to experienced counsel who have demonstrated the following characteristics which were so much appreciated in Mr. Justice Harradence:
  • Protection of the rights of accused persons and those who have suffered harm as a result of government action;
  • Achieved the highest standards of advocacy and ensured the preservation of the adversay system and trial by jury;
  • Upheld the honour and dignity of the profession;
  • Encouraged and developed the recognition of the importance of due process of law in Canadian life and society generally.
Nomination:Please send an e-mail using the “Contact Us” section of this website and include the name of the lawyer and a brief (one to three paragraph) summary of why this lawyer is deserving of this Prize.
Recipients:1994 - Milt Harradence, 1996 - Mona Duckett,1997 - Burke Barker, 2002 - Peter Royal, 2005 - Tom Engel, 2006 - Gwilym Davies, 2008 - Charles Davison, 2010 - Nate Whitling, 2012 - Alex pringle, 2013 - Laura Stevens.
Bruce Gunn Junior Barrister Award
Date:December 12, 2013
Awarded to:Dane Bullerwell
Description:Also known as the "Top Gunn" award, this annual award recognizes a junior lawyer who shows great promise in the area of criminal law. The award was created in 2006 to honour Mr. Bruce Gunn who was a passionate advocate known for his imaginative and zealous defence work, particularly in the area of impaired driving. The recipient of this award should have the following qualifications:
  • Between two and five years experience at the bar;
  • Demonstrated a passion and aptitude for criminal law;
  • A commitment to pro bono work;
  • Shown a willingness to assist other counsel, unrepresented accused and the courts.
Nomination:Please send an e-mail using the “Contact Us” section of this website and include the name of the lawyer and a brief (one to three paragraph) summary of why this lawyer is deserving of this Prize.
Recipients:2006 - Shannon Prithipaul, 2007 - Chris Millsap, 2008 - Dan Chivers, 2010 - Kent Teskey, 2012 - Aleksandra Simic, 2013 - Dane Bullerwell.