All events run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus (906 8 Ave SW).
Our 2012/2013 events covered a variety of topics including legal ethics and professional regulations, equality rights and Section 15 of the Charter, corporate restructuring, corporate social responsibility and the legal consequences of sustainability pledges, the Crown's duty to consult, and the evolution of law firms.
In 2013/2014 Assentio Mentium programming looked at such topics as natural disaster law in relation to the June 2013 floods in southern Alberta, foreign investment in Canada's energy sector, access to justice and the role of Canada's various legal communities, the 160 Girls Project, Canada's use of sentencing in environmental prosecutions, and proxy firms and their role in the corporate governance of Canadian business.
|Monday, October 6, 2014: Professor Roberta Romano of Yale Law School, one of the foremost legal experts on the regulation of economic actors, presented her research on the cost of a national securities regulator to Alberta. She participated in a panel discussion with (from right) Doug Horner, Alberta's senior adviser to the premier on internal trade and federal and provincial relations; Darrin Hopkins, director and co-head of the public venture capital division at Richardson GMP; and Bill Rice, chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission.|
|Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Visiting professor and legal innovator Mitch Kowalski gave a presentation on the future of the practice of law, including new technologies and trends that will emerge. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with some of Calgary's more innovative lawyers. In the photo (from left) Ian Holloway (dean of the Faculty of Law), Mitch Kowalski, Bill Smith (Legal Innovations), Catherine Valestuk (panel moderator, Director, Recruiting and Admissions, Faculty of Law), Cori Ghitter (Director, Professionalism and Access, Law Society of Alberta), Sean Smyth (Alberta Regional Managing Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP).|
|Thursday, January 15, 2015: Homicide detective Matt Demarino spoke to a full house about how a homicide investigation works with the Calgary Police Service. He debunked many of the myths seen on TV and in the movies, as well as a few similarities with what we see on the big screen. Following Matt's presentation, a panel discussion was held with other members of Calgary's legal community, including criminal lawyer Alain Hepner, QC, and Susan Pepper, Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecutor's Office.|