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Taking precautions against ineffective assistance

For criminal lawyers, being accused of ineffective assistance by a former client can have devastating consequences and should be taken very seriously, says Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Canada lags behind in protecting its citizens, Botting tells Oxford

Canada lags far behind other free and democratic countries in protecting its citizens from extradition, British Columbia criminal lawyer  Dr. Gary Botting  tells a panel ... Read more

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Exemptions to charges in overdose cases unlikely to increase trust

Although a new law that exempts individuals who seek emergency assistance following a drug overdose from simple possession charges is laudable, it may not be enough ... Read more

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Digital branding gives lawyers an edge

Lawyers need to keep their digital edge sharp or risk being left behind, Toronto criminal lawyer Jordan Donich tells AdvocateDaily.com . Though lawyers constantly work on ... Read more

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Action needed on correctional report recommendations

While it is significant that a recent report has highlighted a number of problems in the province’s correctional system, many are hopeful the government ... Read more

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Damages awarded in sexual assault false complaint case

By Jacob Stilman The criminal offence of sexual assault is under-reported, under-charged and, when prosecuted, results in a disproportionate number of acquittals and ... Read more

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Sentencing vs conditional release: each serves a different purpose

Conditional releases are part of the way Canada’s justice system reintegrates offenders into the community in a manner that still protects society, Hamilton criminal ... Read more

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Ayo Akenroye's criminal law practice supports the marginalized

Toronto criminal lawyer Ayo Akenroye believes in second chances, striving in his practice to help clients who don’t have a record to stay that way, and supporting those ... Read more

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Why many sexual assault victims don’t pursue criminal charges

Many sexual assault victims don't go to police because they don’t want to be re-traumatized, Toronto criminal lawyer Annamaria Enenajor tells CBC News . ... Read more

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Justice system designed to release offenders back into society

News that the man behind the wheel of a vehicle that claimed the lives of three children and their grandfather in an impaired crash two years ago will apply for unattended ... Read more

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NFL disciplinary process shuns presumption of innocence: Manishen

Despite concerns about an alleged victim's credibility, the NFL suspended a Dallas Cowboys running back for domestic abuse allegations, a move Hamilton criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: lawyers helping those in need

Serving more than 60,000 meals each year to people in need, the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program is putting out a call for help to the legal community, says Toronto ... Read more

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Accuracy a concern around roadside saliva-screening device

Roadside saliva-based drug-screening devices being considered for use in Canada may sweep up thousands of innocent drivers in their net if the technology isn't right, says Toronto ... Read more

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Enenajor joins partnership at Ruby Shiller & Enenajor Barristers

Lawyers Clayton Ruby and Brian Shiller welcomed Toronto criminal lawyer  Annamaria Enenajor to the partnership this month, with the firm now known as Ruby Shiller & ... Read more

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What's behind a successful legal argument?

There is a subtle difference between a great legal argument and a successful one because not all strong submissions are successful, says Brampton criminal lawyer Michael ... Read more

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Rehabilitation preferable to lengthy sentences in fentanyl cases

Fentanyl is a dangerous drug and in a league of its own from a potency perspective — but from a criminal justice view, it is important that sentences reflect societal ... Read more

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OCA orders new trial in manslaughter case after rare Crown concession

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ordered a new trial for two men convicted of manslaughter after the Crown, in a rare move, conceded that the trial judge’s charge to ... Read more

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Harnett to argue medical marijuana patient voices should be heard

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett and other counsel will be arguing in the Superior Court of Justice on Monday for leave to intervene in a case where the City of ... Read more

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Intent to disobey No U-turn sign more important than turning method

The lack of a clear definition of a U-turn or a three-point turn in Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act is intentional, in order to allow for a liberal interpretation of a ... Read more

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Bail, probation and parole systems in need of overhaul: Goldlist

Canada’s bail, probation and parole systems are keeping vulnerable offenders trapped in a revolving door, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist .  ... Read more

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