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Opinion: Fear Mongering No Solution for Criminal Justice Reform

  • April 24, 2017
  • Jody Berkes

In R. v. Jordan the SCC ruled that the delays that have plagued the criminal justice system will no longer be tolerated. The majority set a presumptive ceiling of 18 months to complete a summary conviction matter and 30 months to complete an indictable matter. As a result, some have panicked, however fear mongering will not help solve the problem.  

Pro Bono Profile: Samantha Peters

  • October 19, 2016

The OBA recognizes and supports those members who lend their skills and expertise to providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in need. Samantha Peters of Toronto highlights her efforts.

Waiting for Justice: Reflections on R v. Jordan

  • October 06, 2016
  • Jody Berkes and Brock B. Jones

The SCC calls on all participants of Canada's criminal justice system to reject 'culture of complacency and delay' and work toward ensuring timely justice.

Pro Bono Profile: Joseph Blinick

  • July 13, 2016

The OBA recognizes and supports those members who lend their skills and expertise to providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in need. Learn more about OBA members who give back to the community and help further the cause of justice in Ontario.

Pro Bono Profile: Katie Black

  • July 12, 2016

The OBA recognizes and supports those members who lend their skills and expertise to providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in need. learn more about OBA members who give back to the community and help further the cause of justice in Ontario.