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Austin Cooper, Toronto Criminal Lawyer - Cooper & Sandler LLP

Austin M. Cooper


Resume of Austin M. Cooper, Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

COOPER, Austin Morley, Q.C., B. Com. LL.B.; barrister, born Toronto, Ontario, February 10, 1929; s. Bert and Esther Cooper; educated at University of Toronto Schools 1945; University of Toronto B. Comm. 1949; Osgoode Hall Law School (with honours) 1953 and awarded the Clara Brett Martin Scholarship; children: Peter Meredith, Douglas Anthony, Paul Warren; called to Bar of Ontario 1953; appointed Q.C. 1964; law practice Toronto since 1953; Counsel to the firm of Cooper & Sandler LLP; certified by the Law Society as a specialist in criminal law; Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers; recipient of Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy 1992; awarded G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal, 2000; awarded the J.J. Robinette Medal for Excellence by the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association 2003; received the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association Award of Distinction 2003; awarded Advocates Society Medal for Mastery of the Art of Advocacy 2006; lecturer in Wills and Trusts, Osgoode Hall Law School 1955-56; Law Society citation for significant contribution to governance of legal profession 1999; former lecturer and instructor, Bar Admission Course, Osgoode Hall Law School 14 years; counsel, Royal Commission on Fluoridation of Ontario Water Supplies 1960; elected Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada 1971-87 and currently Ex-Officio Bencher; Director, The Tarragon Theatre, Toronto 1983-1999; founding member and former Director, Advocates Society; Canadian Bar Association (Chairman, Civil Liberties Subsection 1964-66); member Metropolitan Toronto Task Force on Public Violence Against Women and Children 1983-84; attended Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop 1996; Counsel, Commission on Proceedings involving Guy Paul Morin 1996-1997; recipient civilian citation from Metropolitan Toronto Board of Commissioners of Police 1984; lectured at Ontario Provincial Police Training Centre in Toronto and Brampton; lectured at Breathalizer Officers Training Course at Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto; lecturer and panelist at Canadian Bar Association/Law Society Advocacy Symposia 1982-90; faculty member, Intensive Trial Advocacy Course, Osgoode Hall Law School; delivered Bernard Cohn Memorial Lecture at University of Windsor Law School; panelist and lecturer at Canadian Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Programmes; panelist at Criminal Lawyers Association programmes; participant in Law Society Special Lectures to the Legal Profession; Panelist at Department of Justice Annual Prosecution Seminar 1996; Presenter at Chief Justice=s Colloquium on Professionalism 2005; Toronto Lawyers Club; Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association; Advocates Society; Criminal Lawyers Association; Canadian Bar Association; International Commission of Jurists; Bruce Trail Association; Pi Lambda Phi fraternity; Jewish; recreations; sailing, travel, music, art appreciation, walking; Home: Apt. 1624, 33 Harbour Square , Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G2; Office: Suite 1900, 439 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8