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Parole, Temporary Release and Covid-19

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1 hour
Simon Borys
Sayeh Hassan
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
1 hour
$99.00 plus tax

As criminal defence lawyers we represent our clients through bail, a preliminary hearing, trial and sentencing, but have you ever tried representing a client after they have been sentenced, in a Temporary Absence or a Parole Hearing?  Prison law is very different from criminal law and there are certain nuances that one needs to be familiar with in order to navigate the system. That's where our lunch and learn, Parole, Temporary Release and Covid-19 comes in.  

Learn from an experienced prison law lawyer about how to prepare Temporary Release and Parole packages, both for Federal and Provincial institutions. This program will focus on:

  • required criteria, availability of programs in correctional facilities and what steps you can take if your client needs to take rehabilitative courses to be eligible for release, but no courses are available.  
  • how Covid-19 has impacted the Temporary Release and Parole system and what steps you can take to maximize your client's chances. 


Simon Borys

Simon received his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University Law School. Before beginning his career as a defence lawyer, Simon was a police officer. He has published several articles relating to issues in criminal law and has lectured on criminal law issues at various conferences. Simon is a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Kingston Criminal Defence Lawyers Association, the Canadian Prison Lawyers Association and the Frontenac County Law Association.

Sayeh Hassan

Sayeh Hassan is a criminal defence lawyer practicing with Walter Fox & Associates. She completed her Hons. BA at Carleton University in Psychology and Mass Communication and achieved an LL.B. at the University of Ottawa in 2006. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

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