Our educational division, the Philippe Kirsch Institute, is holding another expert seminar in its series on National Security Law. The event will be held on October 26, 2017 in Toronto. To learn more and to register to this event, please visit the Philippe Kirsch Institute’s event page.


Dr. Hy Bloom | Forensic Psychiatrist and Lawyer

Dr. Lorne Dawson | University of Waterloo

Dr. Ghayda Hassan | Université du Québec à Montréal

Michael Nesbitt | University of Calgary

John Norris | Simcoe Chambers

CPD Hours:

0.5 Professionalism Hours, 2.5 Substantive Hours

CPD accreditation is in progress for Law Society of Canada & Barreau du Québec equivalency.


In September 2016, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation process with the release of a National Security Green Paper “intended to prompt discussion and debate about Canada’s national security framework.” The Philippe Kirsch Institute joins this important conversation by offering another in its series of Expert Seminars on National Security Law.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Counter-terrorism policy in Canada;
  • The role of mental health professionals in rehabilitating extremists;
  • The role of the legal profession in counter-extremism;
  • International perspectives on counter-extremism and radicalization.

The topics will be presented by leading advocates from both sides of the aisle, followed by a facilitated small-group discussion.

Past Philippe Kirsch Institute seminars on National Security have drawn participants from both private practice and government institutions such as the Department of Justice, the Security Intelligence Review Committee, JAG, the Crown and the Federal Court.