Carolynn Conron

Carolynn Conron
Conron Law
Founder & Principal

Carolynn Conron, founder and principal of Conron Law, focuses on criminal defence.

She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in philosophy and communication from McMaster University in 2006 before securing her Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2009. Ms. Conron went on to earn her Master of Laws from Western University in 2012. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2010 and the Ontario Bar in 2011.

Focusing exclusively on criminal defence, Ms. Conron has a particular interest in the regulation of cannabis for medical purposes.

For her Master’s degree, Ms. Conron successfully defended her thesis, Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Regulations: Up In Smoke. During this time, she also worked as a review counsel at Community Legal Services, assisting defendants who were denied legal aid.

Outside of her law practice, she is active in the legal community. Ms. Conron is the London director of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association, vice president of the London Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and a member of the board of trustees of the Middlesex Law Association.


Carolynn Conron In The News
Culture of Complacency positively rocks courthouse

London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron says advocating for people doesn’t stop when court ends — she is also passionate about charitable work and helping others in her community.  Read more

Pardons for cannabis possession strikes reasonable balance: Conron

No-cost pardons and record suspensions are a step toward recognizing that criminal stigma is not warranted for cannabis possession charges, London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron  tells .   Read more

Immediate action needed on cannabis amnesty: Conron

The federal government needs to act on its promise to create a pardon process for cannabis-related criminal convictions, London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron tells .  Read more

Barring intoxication defence in assault cases violates Charter rights: Conron

Defendants should be allowed to raise a reasonable doubt about their mens rea  as a result of extreme drunkenness to allegations of sexual assault, even though a man who received court permission to argue that point was found guilty, London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron  tells .  Read more

Court of Appeal affirms right to timely access to counsel as ‘lifeline’

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling  on timely access to counsel is an important recognition that for individuals in detention, the ability to speak to a lawyer soon after arrest is a lifeline, says London criminal lawyer Carolynn Conron . Read more

Crossing U.S. border a catch-22 for those in cannabis business

A plan by the U.S. border agency to ban visitors for life if they have any connection to the now-legal Canadian marijuana industry puts travellers in a catch-22 and will cause hardship for American border states, says London criminal lawyer Carolynn Conron . Read more

Conron's philosophy: give voice to the voiceless

Long before she found her calling, the signs were all there that London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron would be a leader in the criminal defence world. Read more

Lawsuit over solitary confinement in Ontario jails certified as class action

TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging the Ontario government violated the rights of inmates by placing them inappropriately in solitary confinement can proceed as a class action, a Superior Court judge has ruled. Read more

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