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Criminal Law Matters – an OPA and TriOS College CPD Series

Mark your calendars! New remote Zoom CPD – March 1, 2021 – 10 AM to 11:30 AM


As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Student Committee and the Education Committee along with TriOS College (Kitchener campus) present a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:




The Ontario Paralegal Association in conjunction with triOS College is hosting its first-ever live Zoom CPD for students!

An event to inform/educate students and licensees about their conduct and best practices in court with criminal matters. The event focuses also on all aspects of our justice system from the bench, crown, defense counsel, and civil law. Other aspects of criminal law will be touched such as submissions/exhibits, guilty pleas, negotiation with the crown, objections, and time.

Topics include:

  • a view from Civil Law Jurisdiction, from International Jurist Aristides Betancur Ciuffetelli, Head Professor for Colombian public defenders, Criminal Attorney
  • a view from the Bench by the Hon. Justice Roger Salhany, Q.C., Superior Court of Ontario (retired)
  • a view from the Crown Attorney by Patricia (JUS) Moore, Crown Attorney for the Region of Waterloo Region, Office of the Attorney General
  • a view from Defence Counsel by Ted Claxton, LLB, triOS College Program Coordinator



This program is not yet accredited.

The event is finished.


Mar 01 2021


10:00 am - 11:30 am


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OPA Student Committee

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OPA Education Committee
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  • Aristides Betancur Cuifettelli
    Aristides Betancur Cuifettelli
    International Jurist

    MA in Philosophy and Law. Academic coordinator of defence attorneys in Colombia. Former professor of Criminal Law at Caldas University, among other institutions in Colombia. Former Criminal Court judge for specialized judicial matters, over 20 years of experience in judicial trials. Former Judge in Criminal Law. A specialist in Criminology and specialized in accusatory tribunals.

  • Hon. Justice Roger Salhany
    Hon. Justice Roger Salhany
  • Patricia (JUS) Moore
    Crown Attorney for the Region of Waterloo, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


  • Ted Claxton
    Ted Claxton
    Lawyer and Program Coordinator - triOS College Kitchener, Hamilton and, London at triOS College Business Technology Healthcare

    Edward W. (Ted) Claxton was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1979. His practice experience includes civil, criminal, matrimonial, and estate litigation. He has represented clients in the Ontario Court of Appeal on both criminal and civil appeals. He joined triOS faculty in February of 2012. He has pervious experience teaching Law Clerks courses at Conestoga College and as a speaker for the Business and the Arts course at Sheridan College. A former Student Editor of the Ottawa Law Review, he has also acted as Compiling Editor for Carswell Legal Publications’, Canadian Encyclopedia Digest – Ontario Court Practice Volume and has published articles in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and Chitty’s Law Journal. Ted is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Waterloo Law Association. He is active in leadership roles with Scouts Canada in the North Waterloo Area.
    B.A. (Political Science), Carleton University, 1974
    LL.B. University of Ottawa, 1977 Called to Bar of Ontario 1979
    B.A. (Adult Education), Brock University, 2016

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