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7 Allard Law talks and webinars you can watch at home

Dec 21, 2022

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Allard Law alum Steven Ngo at the Power of Community Pecha Kucha event in November 2022.


Throughout 2022, Allard Law hosted dozens of fascinating guest speakers for events and webinars on an incredibly wide range of legal topics. In case you missed out, we've put together this list of seven of our most popular recorded events from the past year.

Pecha Kucha 2022 - The Power of Community

On November 2, 2022, Allard Law and Sauder alumni got together for a fascinating evening of personal stories focused on building community and creating momentum for change.

Hear from Indigenous lawyer and founder of Larocque Business Law Yvan Guy Larocque, manager at Legal Aid BC Katrina Harry, climate justice activist Grace Nosek, and founder of Macushla Law James Struthers as they each share 20 slides timed for 20 seconds, making for a fast-paced, thought-provoking evening. Moderated by Allard Law alum Steven Ngo  recently named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics - A Lawyer's Duty of Technological Competence: Current Parameters and Future Horizons

In recent years, law societies and courts began to recognize that lawyers have an ethical duty of technological competence. But what does this mean? What led to this duty being recognized? And what might this duty look like going forward?

In this talk, Amy Salyzyn, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, explains what lawyers need to know about a lawyer's duty of technological competence. 

18th Annual Marlee Kline Lecture with Professor Brenda Cossman - The New Sex Wars: Sexual Harm in the #MeToo Era

When the viral explosion of #MeToo in October 2017 dramatically amplified conversations about sexual violence, debates emerged among feminists about how justice is best served.

In this talk from March 2022, University of Toronto Professor of Law Brenda Cossman argues for a different, reparative way forward that breaks free from the endless sex wars, rethinks the role of law and builds on shared desired outcomes in regulating sexual violence.

Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative: Rehearsals for Living

In March 2022, the Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative at Allard Law hosted Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, two of Canada’s foremost anti-racist feminist thinkers, to discuss their new book, Rehearsals for Living.

Written soon after the pandemic began in 2020, Rehearsals for Living is a series of letters written between Maynard and Simpson that explores abolitionist and anti-colonial possibilities during a time of compounding crises: a global pandemic, the climate emergency, extractive capitalism and structural racism. The book became a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for non-fiction. Watch their discussion, moderated by Allard Law professor Dr. Sara Ghebremusse.

International Anti-Corruption Court: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

While numerous initiatives have been undertaken over the years to root out corruption, there is scant evidence that such crimes have in fact been curtailed. Has the time come to approach the problem in a different way?

This webinar explores the idea of creating an international anti-corruption court that could effectively investigate, prosecute, convict and sanction corrupt senior government officials. 

Hear from expert panelists Juanita Olaya Garcia, the Hon. Peter MacKay, the Hon. Allan Rock, and Professor Matthew Stephenson and moderator the Hon. Roy Cullen, retired Canadian Member of Parliament and former Director of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption. 

Implementing the Cullen Commission Recommendations to Improve Private Sector Self-regulation to Combat Money Laundering

In September, the Anti-Corruption Law Program launched a four-part webinar series exploring the recommendations arising from the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia (Cullen Commission Report). Released in June 2022, the 1,800-page Cullen Commission Report represents a watershed moment for anti-corruption law reform efforts in Canada.

In the first session, hear from expert panelists Don Avison, David Avren, Christine Duhaime, Dr. Peter German, KC and Brock Martland, KC as they explain why particular sectors are more susceptible to money laundering and look at proposed regulatory reform measures.

For more Anti-Corruption Law Program webinars, head over to their YouTube page.

Green Rights and Warrior Lawyers Virtual Academy and Inspirathon

The Green Rights & Warrior Lawyers Virtual Academy and Inspirathon brought together nine courageous “Warrior Lawyers” from around the world to share their stories of advancing “Green Rights” through (or sometimes despite) the law. Hear from experts including Allard Law alum Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Māori legal scholar Jacinta Ruru, and Normandy Chair for Peace Tony Oposa. 

To view the full list of presenters and start watching, check out the full playlist.

allard law events in 2023

Thanks for watching! Visit our events calendar to find out what's happening at Allard Law in person and online throughout 2023.

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