Events | Barristers for a Better Bytown


Upcoming Events:

Save the Date: Sunday July 30, 2017 – Ottawa Champions Game Day


Past Events:

The Beastly Ball

We are pleased to announce the most epic Halloween event of the season – the Beastly Ball – on Thursday October 27, 2016 from 9 pm to 2 am at Barrymore’s Music Hall on Bank Street.

Come in costume and enjoy great music, friends and snacks.  Drinks will be available from the bar. There will be prizes for best costumes (including best group costume) as well as raffle tickets for sale for other great draw prizes.

All proceeds benefit the Ottawa Mission Hospice to whom we have pledged $5000 to support their renovations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, the County of Carleton Law Association and Garry and Jon Beckman, Investment Advisors at CIBC Wood Gundy.

Ticket prices: $30 for lawyers and judges / $10 (minimum) for non-lawyers, staff and students.  NOTE: Purchasers of $30 tickets are eligible for a tax receipt of $20 per ticket.  Tickets are available from Dominic Lamb, Michael Johnston, Solomon Friedman, Kim Hyslop –


Join us for the official Barristers for a Better Bytown launch event on March 31, 2016, at the University of Ottawa, in the Alumni Auditorium of the Jock Turcot University Centre, as we host a screening of “David & Me”. This event is being held in conjunction with the Criminal Law Students Association of the University of Ottawa Law School.

“David & Me” is a documentary about two unlikely friends – a convicted murderer and a young, Canadian filmmaker. David McCallum is 29 years into a life sentence. Despite a mountain of evidence that should exonerate David, or at least grant him a new trial, filmmaker Ray Klonsky and a pro-bono team are stymied by a justice system that is not designed to free the wrongly convicted. When news of a DNA match that fingers a new suspect surfaces, the team thinks justice will finally be served. But they quickly learn their fight has only just begun.

Admission: Accepting donations.  If you wish to obtain a ticket in advance or make a donation, please contact us at (Tax receipts available for donations of $15 or more).

Proceeds from the event benefit the Tamarack Trades Training Centre:

Date: March 31, 2016

Time: Doors open at 6pm, film to start at 6:15pm sharp. The film is 1 hour long.

Venue: Alumni Auditorium, Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University Private, University of Ottawa