Alan D. Goldpractices at Alan D. Gold Professional Corporation, Barristers, in Toronto. He has argued hundreds of appeals, as well as over fifty cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Gold is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal litigation, and was the first chairperson of the Criminal Litigation Specialty Committee, a position he held for five years. In 1993, in Washington, DC, Mr. Gold was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. He received the G. Arthur Martin Award for Contribution to Criminal Justice in November 1997. He is a past president of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association (1997–2001). Mr. Gold is a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, elected in May 2003 for a four-year term, and re-elected in May 2007 and May 2011. He was appointed by convocation as chair of the Hearing Panel on 26 June 2008, and has served in that position since.