Laurelly Dale

Laurelly Dale
Dale Legal Firm
Principal
Civil Litigation, Criminal

Laurelly Dale, a sole practitioner operating Dale Legal Firm in Toronto, focuses on criminal and civil litigation.

She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in politics, justice and law enforcement, before earning her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2006. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 and the Bar of British Columbia in 2010.

Practising in both Toronto and Kenora, Ont., Ms. Dale’s focus is on litigation. She handles criminal cases, including Charter of Rights and Freedoms matters, homicide, assault, sexual assault, property charges, as well as Youth Criminal Justice Act and Controlled Drugs & Substances Act matters.

In addition, Ms. Dale assists clients with personal injury issues, including motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, occupier's liability claims, and employment and corporate matters.

Her clients include those charged with criminal offences, plaintiffs in civil matters, and national not-for profit and international corporations. She has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Ms. Dale is the past chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Kenora District Law Association and the Law Week Committee for Access to Justice, British Columbia Branch.

She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and has contributed to its Equal Justice Report. Ms. Dale is also a member of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.

Laurelly Dale In The News
More balance needed in #MeToo discussions: Dale

The #MeToo movement has cultivated a culture of intolerance, but it has also deprived those accused of a fair process and the presumption of innocence, Toronto criminal and ... Read more

Ontario ruling key to aboriginal sentencing

A key 2017 Ontario Court of Justice decision  is an impactful judgment that modernizes a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling from 19 years ago that carried widespread ... Read more

Confidentiality breaches risky for employees

Employees should consider obtaining independent legal advice before breaching confidentiality agreements with their employers, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale ... Read more

How a vastly unpopular judgment is just and fair: Dale

The stay of proceedings in the Surrey Six massacre evoked public outrage but it is a “just and necessary judgment" in a case that came to be defined by confidential ... Read more

Civil process would speed up enforcement in revenge porn cases

As revenge porn is an area that is rapidly evolving beyond the walls of the criminal justice system, repackaging it as a category in small claims/civil court or as a ... Read more

B.C. court decision highlights Canada's system of checks and balances

The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision to halt the extradition of two Canadian citizens to India to answer charges in an alleged honour killing highlights the ... Read more

Hate crimes: the story behind the stats

While recent headlines suggest a surge in hate crimes against Muslims in Canada, such offences still amount to a small percentage — 0.07 per cent — of ... Read more

Executive order terminating NAFTA would be met with 'lawsuits'

With the renegotiation process currently underway, lawsuits would likely be the automatic response to an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump terminating the ... Read more

Dale to appear before Commons committee on Bill C-51

Toronto criminal and civil litigator  Laurelly Dale will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to provide submissions on Bill ... Read more

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

New sexual assault laws likely to face Charter challenge

Defence lawyers should be worried about legislation that proposes significant changes to Canada’s sexual assault laws, as counsel need to be able to use all relevant ... Read more

Recommendations aim to modernize NAFTA: Dale

Toronto litigator  Laurelly Dale says renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an opportunity to address corruption and corporate social ... Read more

SCC's Cody ruling underscores 11 (b) Charter right

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) R. v. Cody reinforces the fundamental purpose of s. 11 (b) of the Charter — an accused’s right to a fair trial, says ... Read more

References to Goudge heighten its impact as a deterrent

Although the Goudge Inquiry has provided counsel with the courage to object to expert testimony on the basis of qualification, more work is needed in this area, Toronto criminal ... Read more

Case may signal shift to Americanization of corporate prosecutions

The outcome of the upcoming trial of a Quebec company on a charge of criminal negligence causing death will be precedent-setting, as a conviction would signal a turn toward ... Read more

FASD should be considered at all stages of criminal justice system

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a significant issue in the criminal justice system — but instead of unnecessary blanket amendments that focus on the sentencing ... Read more

Laurelly Dale: an advocate who aims to protect people's rights

The month of April has been exciting for Toronto criminal and civil litigator  Laurelly Dale . The week after she expanded her practice by hanging out her   ... Read more

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