Date(s) - May 17, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Canada’s Wrongful Convictions: What lawyers and leaders can do to safeguard justice
The Canadian Registry of Wrongful Convictions – led by Professor Kent Roach and JD program alumni – underlines the dangers of wrongful convictions based on false guilty pleas or imagined crimes that never happened. Professor Roach has also written a new book, Wrongfully Convicted: Guilty Pleas, Imagined Crimes, and What Canada Must Do to Safeguard Justice (Simon & Schuster, 2023).
Join him and the Hon. Harry LaForme, former Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal and author with the Hon. Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré of A Miscarriage of Justice Commission, as they examine the injustice of wrongful convictions in Canada and what changes are needed to avoid such failures in our criminal justice system.
Accreditation for Professionalism CPD hours requested.