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September 2020

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Page 32 of 51 31 HUMAN RIGHTS, ADVOCACY AND CRIMINAL JOHN STRUTHERS Toronto President, Criminal Lawyers' Association John Struthers and Tony Loparco were jointly nominated for their COVID-19 pandemic response. Struthers and his fellow board members at the Criminal Lawyers' Association collaborated with key players in the justice system so that courts in Ontario could rapidly shift to remote operations and could weather the impacts of the public health crisis. They advocated on behalf of incarcerated individuals, whose health and safety were particularly in danger during the outbreak. They engaged hundreds of volunteers from the Criminal Lawyers' Association who could offer legal advice to these incarcerated persons and who could ensure that they had access to reasonable bail. They also urged support for front-line justice system workers, who likewise faced significant risks. Struthers was previously an assistant Crown attorney and is now a criminal lawyer at Struthers Law. Throughout his legal career, he has been involved in many high-profile Toronto cases. He is known for his skill in cross-examining. Media outlets often seek out his commentary on pertinent legal issues. CLIH Sponsored GC RT - Torkin Manes Promo Ad_HP.indd 1 15/07/2020 10:33:32 am KIKELOMO LAWAL Interac Corp. CHRIS HARRS Spin Master Corp. PHILIP MILLEY Mastercard Foundation MEGAN EVANS The Hospital for Sick Children 15TH ANNUAL Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable Managing risk in the era of COVID-19 WATCH THE VIDEO COVERAGE ONLINE visit OUR TOPICS: General counsel: Viewing and managing risk Legal perspectives on key risk areas COVID 19: Adapting to increased legal risks Formalizing risk management throughout an organization sponsored by:

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