Catherine is committed to ongoing continuing professional development for the legal profession and frequently organizes programs and speaks as a panelist.


  • Catherine has organized numerous CPD programs for the CBA both provincially and nationally. She has regularly proposed panels for the national annual CLC including the following:
    • Civility in the Legal Profession: Zealous Advocacy v. Professional Duty (St. John’s, NFLD, August 2014)
    • Protecting your Most Valuable Asset (You!): The Business Case for Lawyer Health and Wellness Program (Vancouver, BC, August 2012)
    • Ethics and Immigration Law (Halifax, NS, August 2011)
    • A Practitioner’s Guide to the Recruitment Cycle: The Legal Considerations of Recruiting Workers (Niagara Falls, ON, 2010)
    • Immigration Strategies for Global Immigration Practitioners (Dublin, Ireland, 2009)
    • Immigration, Employment & Tax Law: A Practitioner’s Guide to Recruitment Cycle: The Legal considerations of recruiting temporary workers (Quebec City, PQ, 2008)
    • Immigration issues for non immigration lawyers (Calgary,AB, 2007)
    • Selecting Refugees in the 21st Century (St. John’s, NFLD, 2006)
  • Catherine has a profound commitment to CPD. I first met Catherine over 20 years ago at an OBA immigration program in Toronto that Catherine, as a young lawyer, had come to attend. Since then I have participated in numerous CPD programs that Catherine has organized: provincially, nationally and internationally. As an organizer, moderator and/or speaker Catherine has generously given her time over the years to CPD for our profession.

    Lorne Waldman – Lawyer
    Toronto, Canada

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