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Thank you  to the Nunavut Law Foundation. The Law Society Executive would like to extend its gratitude to the Foundation for its continued financial support which gives the Society the opportunity to offer in-person events in Iqaluit and increase it accessibility to all of our non-resident members and northern counterparts through conference call.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDIGENOUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE POST-GLADUE

 Members and friends of the law society are invited to attend the webcast of this PD conference held in Iqaluit

RSVP NOW!!

Saturday September 14, 2019 [10am – 5pm]

Baffin Room, Frobisher Inn (Lunch to be provided)

Iqaluit, Nunavut

This is a prerecorded conference that was developed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Gladue. R. v. Ipeelee and subsequent jurisprudence on section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code have made it clear there is a positive duty on counsel to adduce and judges to consider, information related to the unique circumstances of Indigenous people who come before the courts and in contact with the criminal justice system. This is an opportunity for members of the Nunavut bar to listen to an experienced, multi-disciplinary faculty from across Canada discuss Indigenous criminal justice post-Gladue. 

ON DEMAND WEBCAST: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDIGENOUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE POST-GLADUE

 For those unable to attend the in-person streaming of the webcast in Iqaluit (Sept. 14), you may register to view the conference remotely at anytime. The on demand webcast is available to any member of the LSN with a 50% discount using code LSN19IND-50. 

To register and purchase the on demand via the OsgoodePD website: https://www.osgoodepd.ca/programs_on_demand/7th-national-conference-on-indigenous-criminal-justice-post-gladue/

Please see attached program brochure and RSVP by responding to this email (support@lawsociety.nu.ca)

Indigenous-Criminal-Justice Post Gladue Brochure

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2019 INTENSIVE TRIAL ADVOCACY COURSE

September 4-7, 2019
Iqaluit, Nunavut

REGISTER NOW! ONLY 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

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SEXUAL ABUSE LITIGATION: PROCESSES, RIGHTS AND REMEDIES A PRESENTATION BY SUSAN VELLA

Thursday September 26, 2019 [6-7pm]
Location: TBD
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Conference call will be available

Susan Vella is senior counsel at Rochon Genova LLP. For 30 years, she has pioneered claims on behalf of survivors of sexual and institutionalized abuse, and sexual harassment in the civil litigation context.

She has appeared at all levels of court in relation to civil litigation involving sexual and institutionalized violence, as trial and appellate counsel, including at the Supreme Court of Canada in relation to the landmark vicarious liability decision of Bazley v. Curry, [1999] 2 SCR 534.

See attached Susan Vella’s bio for more information.

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SAVE THE DATES & RSVP FOR IN-PERSON!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5:30-7pm ET

The CBA Nunavut Branch Criminal Justice Section invites all members of the LSN to a presentation starting at 6pm which will be followed by a Q&A/Discussion and Reception.

What: Beyond Sentencing: Gladue and the Evolving Outer Limits of Applying the Gladue Principles Throughout the Criminal Justice System.

  • Read the detailed announcement here. 

Who: Jonathan Rudin, program director of Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto, Ontario

Where: Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit

Recognized hours: 1.5 hrs.

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Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9-10AM ET

What:  Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge & Traditional Cultural Expressions

Who:  Daphne Zografos Johnsson & Rebecka Forsgren from the  World Intellectual Property Organization; See announcement in Inuktitut & English

Where:  Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre

Recognized hours: 1 hour.

Materials:  To be provided

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Thursday, January  17, 2019 at 5:30 to 7pm

What:  Guardianship & Trusteeship

Who:  Public Trustee for Nunavut, Esmeralda Bautista and Merrilee Rasmussen Q.C. of Rasmussen Rasmussen & Charowsky LPC

Where:  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Boardroom; Bldg 922

Recognized hours: 2 hours.

Materials:  G&T Workshop powerpoint