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The Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning

September 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Defence Counsel’s Perspective on Criminal Law

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023   10:00 AM -12:00 PM
  • Location: Bayshore Community Centre, Owen Sound

The job of criminal defence counsel has been called into question during recent legal and political controversies. This lecture will discuss the importance of defence counsel for the proper functioning of the criminal justice system, the rule of law, and our democracy. This lecture will further discuss the experience of practicing criminal defence from diverse perspectives, and the particular challenges faced by women criminal defence counsel.

Lecturer – Maya Borooah


Maya Borooah is a senior associate at Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP, where her practice focuses on criminal and regulatory litigation, as well as internal investigations. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.



September 21, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bayshore Community Centre