Professional Activities

Associations and Activities, Presentations and Publications, News Articles

Practising as a Criminal Lawyer and Canadian Immigration Lawyer since 1988, Steven Tress is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

 

Prior Associations and Activities

  • Executive Member, Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • Member, Immigration Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Court Reform (Criminal) and Advisory Committee to the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Member, Annual Institute Committee, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • Member, Legal Aid Area Committee (Toronto, Etobicoke)
  • Chair, Criminal Law Seminar, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • Co-Chair, Immigration Law Seminar, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • Senior Supervisor, Refugee Law Research Unit, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Participating “Judge”, Ontario High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Designated as an Expert Witness in Immigration Law by the Ontario Court in a family law matter
  • Lawyer Volunteer, Elementary Mock Trial, Ontario Justice Education Network
  • Instructor, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada:
    • Professional Responsibility
    • Practice Management
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Advocacy Skills
  • Instructor, Paralegal Course at Herzing College, Toronto Campus:
    • Advocacy Module
  • Instructor, Immigration Consultant Course at Academy of Learning College, Toronto Campus:
    • Client Care for Legal Professionals
  • Supervisor in Co-operative Education Program:
    • Toronto District School Board
    • Toronto Board of Education
    • Toronto Separate School Board
    • Scarborough Board of Education
    • Peel Board of Education
  • Participant in Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) Speaker’s Bureau, Lecturing:
    • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    • Law and Government
    • Professional Responsibility

 

Presentations and Publications

  • “Advanced Sessions on Immigration Law 2016″: Presentation given to a webcast seminar for The Commons Institute, January 28, 2016
  • Professionally Speaking TV: Hosted by Randall Craig, August, 2013
  • “Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Law and Immigration Law”: Presentation given to a seminar for Professional Development for Practitioners, November 23, 2012
  • “Immigration Considerations For Family Law Practitioners”: Presentation given to a seminar for The Commons Institute, April 13, 2012
  • “Ethical Considerations in Immigration Practice”: Presentation given to a seminar for The Commons Institute, March 8, 2012
  • Ethical Red Flags in Immigration and Refugee Law: Panelist, Seminar Presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada, March 7, 2012
  • “Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Law and Immigration Law”: Presentation given to a seminar for Professional Development for Practitioners, November 26, 2011
  • “Judicial Review”: Presentation given to a seminar on Applications to the Federal Court, sponsored by the Refugee Lawyers Association, February 1995
  • “Deportation Law – An Overview”: Co-chair and lecturer, a seminar on Deportation Law, presented by the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), October 31, 1992
  • Contributor to the “Law of Refugee Status”, James C. Hathaway, Butterworths 1991
  • Contributor to “A Reconsideration of the Underlying Premise of Refugee Law”,  James C. Hathaway, Harvard International Law Journal, 31 Harv. Int’l. L. J. 129 (1990)
  • The Advantage of Retaining a Criminal Lawyer, Ezine Articles, September 13, 2011
  • Key Factors That Make a Successful Criminal Defence Lawyer, Ezine Articles, October 11, 2011
  • Starting Out As a Criminal Defence Lawyer: Some Advice, Ezine Articles, October 28, 2011
  • The Advantage of Retaining an Immigration Lawyer, Ezine Articles, September 13, 2011

 

News Articles


 
Updated May 16, 2017

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