A Symposium on Funding the Charter Challenge

April 1, 2011

Bennett Lecture Hall
University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Legal experts in practice and the academy provide information and commentary on the availability of funding for some of the most significant litigation in the country. How can you obtain advanced costs? Are class actions feasible in Charter claims? What are the reasonable and ethical limits of pro bono? Does the legal aid system adequately fund complex cases?


1:00 Cost Strategies for Litigants 
 Joseph Arvay, Q.C., Arvay Finlay Barristers 
                Douglas Elliott, Roy Elliott O’Connor LLP 
                David McKillop, Legal Aid Ontario

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2:30 Break

2:45 Access to Justice, Professionalism and Ethics 
Prof. Janet Mosher, Osgoode Hall Law School 
                Prof. Chris Tollefson, Univ. of Victoria 
                Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic, Univ. of Windsor

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4:15 Break

4:30 Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Marlys Edwardh, C.M. 

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Rowell Room. 

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