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Panel on dealing with the media – ethical issues

Panel on dealing with the media – ethical issues

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Don Bayne
Gary Dimmock
Lawrence Greenspon
Tony Spears
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
40 minutes
$89.00 plus tax
27th DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference


Don Bayne

Don Bayne is a partner with Bayne, Sellar, Boxall. He received his LL.B. from Queen’s University, an L.L.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.B.A. from Queen’s University. Donald has practiced criminal law exclusively for over 35 years. He has been designated a specialist in criminal litigation by the Law Society and has conducted trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of courts in Canada and at public inquiries (Somalia, Arar, Iacobucci). Mr. Bayne was the 2006 recipient of the G. Arthur Martin award for “an individual in Canada who has made a significant contribution to criminal justice”. Mr. Bayne is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Advocates Society, a past Director of the Criminal Lawyers Association, a Director of Homestead Land Holdings Limited and of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University.

Gary Dimmock

Gary Dimmock is a senior writer for the Ottawa Citizen. Dimmock won the inaugural National Newspaper Award for Explanatory Work. He's also won the Canadian Association of Journalist's top award for investigative reporting following an expose of an RCMP agent turned killer. He spends most weekdays reporting on lawyers defending the innocent.

Lawrence Greenspon

Lawrence was called to the Bar in 1980. He is an advocate who has practiced criminal and personal injury law in Ottawa for the past several years, appearing regularly in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, He also mentors younger lawyers in criminal law. He formed the firm with his partner Trevor Brown in 2004. Lawrence is associated with numerous not-for-profit organizations, including United Way/Centraide, Snowsuit Fund, Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa, Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa, Operation Go Home, Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation, Caribbean Promise, ACCESO International, Human Development Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

Tony Spears

Tony Spears is the courts reporter for the Ottawa Sun. He covers everything from criminal trials to civil actions from a third-floor closet at Ottawa's Elgin St. courthouse. He has also represented his newspaper in the Ontario and Superior courts of justice, successfully arguing for access to exhibits.

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