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Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Honourable Justice David McCrae Porter

photo of Judge David McCrae Porter

We are very excited to have Justice Porter speak at our Sisters in Crime monthly meeting. He will be speaking about the Canadian justice system.

Drawing on expert knowledge gained from a long and distinguished career, Justice Porter will take us through the Canadian criminal justice process from arrest to trial, and explain the many ways in which our system differes from that of the US.

Justice Porter graduated from Queen's University with the Gold Medal in History in 1976, obtained an M.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Sussex in 1977, and an LLB from the University of Toronto in 1981. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1983. From 1983 until his judicial appointment in 2019 he practiced as a defence lawyer defending criminal cases, and defending and prosecuting health care professionals in discipline proceedings before their respective regualtory bodies.

Justice Porter was selected to be a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2015. He taught trial advocacy to law students at the University of Toronto from 1996 to 1998, and Evidence to LLM students at Osgood Hall Law School from 2015 to 2018. He was the Canadian Bar Association representative on a national committee of lawyers, judges, and police that made recommendations to government for changes to criminal law and procedure from 2011 until 2019. He was also the Law Society representative on the Ontario Judicial Council, which considers complaints made against Ontario Court of Justice judges, from 2015 to 2019. He presides in Toronto, hearing exclusively criminal cases.

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