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Profile of Scott Bergman, Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer
Mr. Bergman received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Carleton University in 1998. Before entering law school, Scott spent a year in Brussels working in the Press Office of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Mr. Bergman attended Osgoode Hall Law School from 2000 to 2003 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2004.
Mr. Bergman joined the firm after the successful completion of his Articles of Clerkship in 2004. He has been a partner at the firm since 2011. Mr. Bergman represents clients on a wide variety of criminal and quasi-criminal matters, ranging from "white collar" charges, such as insider trading and large-scale fraud to dangerous driving causing death, drinking and driving and aggravated assault charges under the Criminal Code. As a part-time Crown Attorney, Mr. Bergman also assists with prosecutions on behalf of the Attorney General of Ontario.
Mr. Bergman was co-counsel with Mr. Sandler in their representation of the Criminal Lawyers' Association as intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Police. Scott has also been appellate counsel for clients in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Superior Court of Justice.
Scott is an Executive member of, and the Advocacy and Government Relations Liaison for, the Ontario Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. His government relations works extends to membership on the Law Reform Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. In this capacity, Mr. Bergman reviews and responds to proposed federal government amendments to the Criminal Code on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association.
Mr. Bergman is also a member of Legal Aid Ontario's Criminal Law Advisory Committee. As a member of the Committee, Mr. Bergman provides professional insight and feedback to the Chair of Legal Aid Ontario, all with a view to enhancing and improving the delivery of legal aid services in Ontario.