Leo Adler

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BA (McGill), LLB (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario

Leo Adler is a partner with Adler Bytensky Prutschi: Barristers. He graduated from McGill University and Osgoode Hall Law School. While in law school, Mr. Adler co-authored a study sponsored by the Solicitor General of Canada and was later named Special Project Director for the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. Mr. Adler’s practice is almost exclusively criminal and he has conducted trials throughout Ontario, and other Provinces. Since becoming a lawyer, he has been published in many journals, and appeared in numerous radio and television programs as a commentator with regards to criminal justice issues. In addition, he either spoke to or chaired various panels and committees dealing with different aspects of criminal law and human rights. Mr. Adler is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. From 1999-2009, Mr. Adler was, in addition to continuing with his practice, the Director of National Affairs for Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. In that capacity, he has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars and has provided public commentary in the media on matters relating to war crimes, the International Criminal Court, human rights and other issues. In 2005, Mr. Adler was one of 15 Canadians named to the Cross Cultural Roundtable on Security as part of the review and analysis of Canada’s National Security Policy. Since then, Mr. Adler has attended, participated in or spoken at a large variety of security-oriented events. In 2006, Mr. Adler was one of a small group of Canadians asked by the Russian Government to participate in the NGO section of that year’s G8 conference.