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Pleading to Provincial Offences Under s. 606(4)

  • January 13, 2019
  • Benjamin Janzen, Assistant Crown Attorney

Assistant Crown Attorney Benjamin Janzen provides helpful tips for counsel assisting individuals with guilty pleas to provincial offences.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum

The Dark Web

  • January 13, 2019
  • Erin Pancer, senior prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Guns and Gangs Unit

Crown Attorney Erin Pancer provides an overview of the Dark Web and the role of cryptocurrency in facilitating the purchase of drugs and firearms.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum

Context is Everything: Voluntariness in 2018

  • January 13, 2019
  • Lisa Jørgensen, Cooper Jørgensen

Lisa Jørgensen provides a helpful refresher on the law of voluntariness, with a focus on recent Court of Appeal and Superior Court jurisprudence.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum

Case Commentary: R. v. Reeves, 2018 SCC 56

  • January 13, 2019
  • Lynda Morgan

Lynda Morgan summarizes the Supreme Court of Canada's recent significant judgment in R. v. Reeves, respecting the effect of the consent of a co-owner or third party to the police seizure of a computer.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum

How to Find a Mentor: Advice from a young lawyer

  • October 03, 2018
  • Nadia Klein

For young criminal lawyers, mentorship is crucial. Nadia Klein, a young criminal lawyer herself, offers her tips on how to find the mentorship you need.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum

Crime Stoppers’ Tips and Confidential Informants – Proceed with Caution

  • September 10, 2018
  • Grace Hession David,

Grace Hession David reviews the law surrounding Crime Stoppers' Tips, with a specific focus on the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision of R. v. Brassington, 2018 SCC 37. Grace summarizes recent examples of successful and unsuccessful "innocence at stake" applications and sets out the applicable test for counsel to consider.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum
Key Changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act - Important Information for Criminal Lawyers Acting for Health Professionals

Key Changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act - Important Information for Criminal Lawyers Acting for Health Professionals

  • September 10, 2018
  • Lad Kucis, Certified Specialist in Health Law

Lad Kucis summarizes recent changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and explains how they relate to the implications of charges, conditions of release and findings of guilt in respect of criminal matters. A must-read for criminal practitioners who represent regulated health professionals.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum

R v. Brassington – A Conflict of Privileges

  • September 10, 2018
  • John Dick

John Dick discusses the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in R. v. Brassington and the complicated law surrounding the intersection of informer privilege and the right to make full answer and defence.

Criminal Justice, Student Forum