WELLAND – Niagara College is hosting a speaker event featuring one of the most prominent defence lawyers in Canada; and students, staff and the public will all have an opportunity to attend.
On Sept. 18, criminal defence lawyer Edward Greenspan, originally from Niagara Falls, will be in the spotlight at Niagara College’s Welland Campus, speaking about the role of the criminal lawyer in the Canadian justice system.
“It’s an honour to welcome Edward Greenspan to Niagara College.
This event presents a unique opportunity for our students and the community to hear from one of the most recognized criminal defence lawyers in the country,” said David Veres, dean of NC’s Community and Health Studies Division.
The distinguished speaker event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Greenspan is scheduled to speak for about 45 minutes, followed by a question and answer period.
The event, to be held in the Applied Health Institute auditorium, is free of charge.
Seating is limited and seats must be reserved in advance. To request a seat, please contact Kathryn Beacham by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reserved seats will be confirmed by email.
Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses.
Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics.
For more information visit www.NiagaraCollege.ca.
About Edward Greenspan
Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., L.L.D, D.C.L, is the senior partner of the Toronto law firm Greenspan Partners LLP. He has been practising in Toronto since 1970 and received his Queen’s Counsel in 1982.
He is the author of Greenspan: The Case for the Defence, a best selling autobiography co-authored by George Jonas. He taught criminal law at the University of Toronto Law School for approximately 28 years.
In 1999, he received an honourary Doctorate of Laws from the Law Society of Upper Canada and in 2002, he received an honourary Doctorate of Civil Law from the University of Windsor. In 2004, he received an honourary Doctorate of Laws from Assumption University.
Greenspan was awarded the G. Arthur Martin Medal for outstanding contribution to Canadian criminal law in 2001.
Greenspan’s practice includes defending people charged with criminal offences, acting in Securities Act investigations and prosecutions, income tax investigations, coroners’ inquests, defending people charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Environmental Protection Act and defending Professional Discipline Complaints before administrative tribunals.
He has been involved in some of the most high-profile criminal cases in Canada.
For information on Niagara College programs, visit www.NiagaraCollege.ca.
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