Updates, Training & News

The team at Richards Advocacy is committed to advancing our knowledge and skills through participating in training, continuous legal education, and conferences throughout the year. We also regularly provide our clients with resources and webinar materials.

Updates, Training & News

2024 Training & News

2024 Conferences

Ashley & Ivana were speakers and attendees at the Ontario Camps Association annual conference, OCA Connects 2024. This two day conference was held in Markham on February 14 – 15, 2024. Ashley & Ivana presented on Best Practices for Communication with Parents, Managing Camper Misconduct & Dealing with Incidents.

Ashley was a speaker for the session: A Model Human Rights Policy for the Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory & Practice on May 7, 2024.

2024 Training

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2023 Training & News

2023 Conferences

Ashley attended the Women In Law Summit on February 16, 2023 in Toronto, hosted by Canadian Lawyer.

Ashley, Jayashree & Tali attended CDL’s 19th Annual Insurance Coverage Symposium on April 28, 2023, in Toronto. Ashley was a speaker at the conference and presented a trend analysis on the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2010 decision, Progressive Homes.

Ashley attended the Canadian Association of University Solicitor’s Annual Conference on June 8 to 10, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta.

Ashley attended the 2023 AWI Annual Conference from October 4-6, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ashley was a panelist at the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services for a fireside chat on: Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, Trauma Informed Practices and Mental Health as it impacts the student conduct process in post-secondary spaces on November 2, 2023.

Ashley, Tali and Jayashree attended CDL’s Women’s Caucus Retreat at Niagara-on-the-Lake from November 3rd to 5th.

2023 Training

Ashley presented a training seminar on the Legal Implications of Notetaking to the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services on March 29, 2023. Copies of the presentation are available upon request.

Jayashree & Tali attended Osgoode Professional Development’s annual conference on Civil Sexual Assault: Critical and Emerging Issues, on February 27, 2023.

Jayashree attended CDL’s training program on Addressing Systemic Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination in the Justice System, on April 5, 2023.

Tali attended Osgoode Professional Development’s training program on Privacy and Information Management in Healthcare, on May 4, 2023.

Jayashree & Tali attended the Nuts and Bolts of Examinations for Discovery, provided by the Law Society of Ontario, on June 1, 2023.

2022 Training & News

2022 Conferences 

Ashley attended TMU’s conference celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Code on June 23, 2022.

Ashley attended CDL’s annual Insurance Coverage Symposium on June 13, 2022.

Ashley attended the CAUS Annual Conference in Halifax on June 9th to 12th, and presented on her experience as a post-secondary external investigator.

Ashley & Ivana attended the Advocates’ Society’s conference on The Art of Settlement on April 12, 2022.

Ashley attended AWI’s conference on Investigators Best Practices from a Litigator’s Lens, on April 14, 2022.

Ashley attended the OBA’s conference on Responding to Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault in the Education System, on March 31, 2022.

Ashley attended the first bi-annual women’s law retreat hosted by the Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Association’s Women’s Caucus  in October, 2022.  Ashley was an organizing member of the Women’s Caucus and moderated a panel discussion on current trends in the insurance industry.

Ashley & Ivana attended Osgoode’s intensive course in “Responding to Campus Sexual Violence” on October 31st, November 1st, November 14th and 15th, 2022.  Ashley was an invited faculty member and spoke in a panel discussion on making findings of misconduct.

2022 Training

Ivana attended AWI’s Training Institute from June 13th to June 17th, to obtain her AWI Certificate in Investigations.