Joan Rataic-Lang

The Charter: defending, prosecuting and theorizing on rights and remedies.

We invite you to join us at our first Nutshell Seminar of the year: The Charter: Defending, Prosecuting and Theorizing on Rights and Remedies, Thursday February 8, starting at 5:15-7pm. (Registration begins at 5pm). This evening should prove to be an interesting and informative one for all those criminal lawyers practicing in the post R.v Jordan era.

While the first instinct of many defence lawyers is to jump at a chance to stay the charges, the Charter offers numerous other remedies. Join us as our experienced panellists - a Crown, Defence and Law Professor - sit down to talk about sections 11b, 7, and 24(1) of the Charter and walk you through:

  • Delay and Stays – the legal and practical implications of Jordan, transition cases and co-accused delay
  • Life, Liberty and Security of Person - when to bring an application and when a stay is warranted
  • Stays and Alternative Remedies - sentence reduction and other alternative remedies

Our speakers include: Kim Schofield, Kim Schofield and Associates; Professor Kent Roach, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; and, Paul Zambonini, Crown Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General. Our Moderator for the evening will be Sayeh Hassan, Walter Fox & Associates.

In addition to inviting practicing lawyers, a limited number of complimentary tickets are available to law school students.

This tailored approach to meeting and exceeding our members' needs is what a TLA Nutshell is all about. We invite you to check out our spring line-up for other upcoming seminars. TLA Nutshells run in the evening, generally last a couple of hours, and offer CPD credits in a collegial, informal atmosphere. Our seminars are designed, written and presented by professionals from our shared legal community. Be sure to join us for great conversation, while getting your questions answered.

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