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10 Under 10, 2014

10 Under 10, 2014

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.25
Substantive: 0.5
David Anber
Neha Chugh
Matthew Day
Paolo Giancaterino
Eric Granger
William Webber
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
45 minutes
$109.00 plus tax
26th DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference
Includes Handouts

This panel will also primarily cover substantive criminal law issues relating to emerging case law in a variety of subject areas.  It is anticipated that the following professionalism topics will also be addressed:

  • Duty to practice with civility towards opposing counsel, members of the public, and the court;
  • Duties relating to public comments on court decisions, including the duty to encourage respect for legal institutions;
  • Ethical duties related to advocacy including the duty not to mislead the court.


David Anber

David Anber has been a member of the Ontario Bar and Quebec Bar (as a Canadian Legal Adviser) since 2009. Three years prior to his call to the Bar, David opened his firm, successfully defending hundreds of people charged with provincial offences and summary conviction offences while still attending law school in Ottawa. Once admitted to the Bar, David's practice grew quickly to defending all forms of criminal and provincial offences, successfully litigating hundreds of cases at all levels of Courts in Quebec and Ontario and even one recent case in Prince Edward Island. David has a busy trial and appellate practice that regularly takes him to over a dozen jurisdictions in Ontario and Quebec. With a B.A. in political science from McGill University, David routinely brings "game theory" and risk-management into the day-to-day negotiations of every case, in order to try and leverage the best possible result for his clients. David has also umpired baseball at the highest levels of competition in Quebec and Ontario for 24 years.

Neha Chugh

Neha Chugh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Development Studies and Social Work from the University of Waterloo, and completed a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Guelph. Her passion for community development and social policy led her to Osgoode Hall Law School where she focused on criminal law, family law, and children and the law. Neha completed her articles with senior criminal defence counsel in downtown Toronto, and was called to the Bar in 2011. Her practice started in Eastern Ontario with a distinct focus on driving offences – Impaired Driving, Over 80, Refuse Breath Sample, and Dangerous Driving cases. Since then she has expanded her practice to cover all areas of Criminal Law.

Matthew Day

Matthew was called to the bar in June 2014. As a student, Matthew worked in criminal defence with Shore Davis Johnston; criminal prosecution with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada; the judiciary with the Ontario Court of Justice at the Ottawa Courthouse at 161 Elgin Street; criminal policy and legislative reform with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Law Policy Section (i.e. the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act and the Canadian Victim’s Bill of Rights Act); penal policy with Public Safety Canada’s Legal Services Unit; and international criminal law with the DOJ’s War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Section. Matthew joined Shore Davis Johnston as an associate in 2014.

Paolo Giancaterino

Paolo is a partner with Langevin Morris Smith LLP. He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2006 and immediately commenced his articles at Langevin Morris Smith LLP. He then joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2007. Paolo’s practice consists of a variety of legal disciplines, including criminal defence litigation, civil litigation and administrative law. He has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, along with numerous boards and tribunals. Paolo is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa and the Carleton County Law Association. He is actively involved in the legal community. Paolo is currently serving as the secretary for the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. He has attended as a speaker at a number of legal conferences and seminars. Paolo is also an instructor with the Department of Laws at Carleton University where he has taught law since 2009.

Eric Granger

Eric Granger is a lawyer with Greenspon, Brown & Associates. Eric obtained his B.Arts Sc. (Hons.)(Summa Cum Laude) as a graduate of the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University in 2001. He obtained his LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude) as the silver medalist in law from the Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa in 2004. Eric completed his articles with Greenspon, Brown and has remained with the firm ever since his call to the bar in July 2005. Eric practices criminal law both at the trial and appellate level as well as related administrative law litigation. Eric teaches appellate advocacy at the University of Ottawa law school and is a member of the Steering Committee at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic and the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Justice Program. He is presently the treasurer of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, and a member of the planning committee for this conference.

William Webber

William Webber holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with distinction, major in criminology and minor in philosophy. William joined the law office of Gorrell, Grenkie & Rémillard in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, as an associate, following his call to the bar in June 2013. He practices in the areas of criminal law, family law, child protection, wills and estates, and real estate. William appears regularly in the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He also has experience drafting and preparing appellate-level materials and has appeared as co-counsel in the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R v Tatton, which is now the leading case with respect to the criminal offence of arson.

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