OPA Education Committee


OPA Education Committee
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OPA Student Committee
OPA Student Committee
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  • Aristides Betancur Cuifettelli
    Aristides Betancur Cuifettelli
    International Jurist

    MA in Philosophy and Law. Academic coordinator of defence attorneys in Colombia. Former professor of Criminal Law at Caldas University, among other institutions in Colombia. Former Criminal Court judge for specialized judicial matters, over 20 years of experience in judicial trials. Former Judge in Criminal Law. A specialist in Criminology and specialized in accusatory tribunals.
    Chief academic professor of public defenders in criminal law in Colombia, overseeing over 300 lawyers. Ex-Professor from various Colombian Universities in Criminal Law.

  • Patricia (JUS) Moore, LL.B
    Patricia (JUS) Moore, LL.B
    Crown Attorney for the Region of Waterloo, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


  • Ted Claxton, LL.B
    Ted Claxton, LL.B
    Lawyer and Program Coordinator - triOS College Kitchener, Hamilton and, London at triOS College Business Technology Healthcare

    Ted Claxton has been a lawyer for over 40 years, a graduate of the University of Ottawa; his primary practice areas include criminal law, family law and personal injury litigation. He has been a legal educator for many years. Currently, he is an instructor and program coordinator for the law clerk and paralegal program at triOS College for the South West Ontario Region.

    He has published works in journals such as the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and most recently, he worked on Justice Ed Salhany’s Practical Guide to Criminal Evidence as an editor.

    Ted Claxton gives back to his community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy and has acted as a leader for 25 years at Scouts Canada.




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Mar 01 2021


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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Criminal Law Matters – an OPA and TriOS College CPD Series

Mark your calendars! New remote Zoom CPD – March 1, 2021 – 10 AM to 11:30 AM

As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Student Committee and the Education Committee along with TriOS College (Kitchener campus) present a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:


The Ontario Paralegal Association in conjunction with triOS College is hosting its first-ever live Zoom CPD for students! 

An event to inform/educate students and licensees about their conduct and best practices in court with criminal matters. The event focuses also on all aspects of our justice system from the bench, crown, defense counsel, and civil law. Other aspects of criminal law will be touched such as submissions/exhibits, guilty pleas, negotiation with the crown, objections, and time. 

Topics include:

  • a view from Civil Law Jurisdiction, from International Jurist Aristides Betancur Ciuffetelli, Head Professor for Colombian public defenders, Criminal Attorney
  • a view from the Bench by the Hon. Justice Roger Salhany, Q.C., Superior Court of Ontario (retired)
  • a view from the Crown Attorney by Patricia (JUS) Moore, Crown Attorney for the Region of Waterloo Region, Office of the Attorney General
  • a view from Defence Counsel by Ted Claxton, LLB, triOS College Program Coordinator

This program is not yet accredited.

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