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NEW Lawsuit over solitary confinement in Ontario jails certified as class action

TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging the Ontario government violated the rights of inmates by placing them inappropriately in solitary confinement can proceed as a class ... Read more

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NEW GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants 'fairness'

WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said, breathing new life into the prospect of a ... Read more

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NEW Top court clears way for suing police; men waited until criminal charges over

TORONTO — Canada's top court has paved the way for a pair of separate civil lawsuits to proceed by affirming earlier rulings that two men alleging police assaulted them ... Read more

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Supreme Court sends strong message to vigilantes

The Supreme Court of Canada has taken a strong stance against vigilante justice, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel, an associate with Hicks Adams LLP .  In ... Read more

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Caryma Sa'd's media roundup

Toronto landlord/tenant and criminal lawyer  Caryma Sa’d  is frequently called upon by the media as   a trusted source for their news stories, ... Read more

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If the shoe doesn't fit ... you must acquit

A man has been acquitted of three robberies after Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler Smith argued that the similarity between his client’s shoes and the ... Read more

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SCC reaffirms confidential informant privilege in cops’ trial

When four British Columbia police officers facing trial in the notorious Surrey Six case tried to get permission to reveal information about confidential informants to their ... Read more

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Appeals more complex than clients realize: Daviau

Preparation and care are more important than speed in filing appeals — something clients don’t often understand, says Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau ... Read more

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Restrictive, reactionary laws won't stop gun violence

In order to deter people from using guns for violent purposes, the underpinnings of criminal behaviour need to be fully identified and understood, Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Approachability makes for good client relationships: Goldlist

One of the keys to being a good defence lawyer is being approachable to clients, says Toronto defence lawyer Jordana Goldlist . “It’s important for a client to ... Read more

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‘How do you represent the people you represent?’

By Ryan Handlarski I have represented everyone from accused drug traffickers, to accused sexual assaulters, to accused murderers. The stock answer to this question from most ... Read more

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What to expect if police suspect you are driving on drugs

By Joseph Neuberger It is no mystery why Ontario law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to stay off the road after they have been using any substances that may ... Read more

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Judge's racial profiling finding took courage: Gadhia

It's shocking that there have been so few judicial findings of racial profiling by police which undersells the long-argued problem, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Roots Gadhia ... Read more

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Success of automatism defence for sex assaults 'pretty low': Stilman

An Ontario court decision allowing the defence of automatism caused by extreme inebriation in sex assault cases does not mean it’s open season on women, says Toronto ... Read more

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New marijuana laws a maze of confusion

Canadians may be in for a rude awakening in October when the legalization of marijuana ushers in a labyrinth of confusing laws that could leave them open to criminal prosecution, ... Read more

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The intense highs and immense lows of criminal law

By Ryan Handlarski Let me tell you about the first acquittal that I ever experienced. The client was charged with a sexual assault and forcible confinement. If he were ... Read more

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Don't shy away from racial profiling Charter challenges: Izadi

Defence counsel shouldn’t shy away from bringing Charter challenges based on racial profiling, Toronto criminal lawyer  Melody Izadi tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Federal law on intoxication sex assault defence unconstitutional: Ontario judge

TORONTO — People accused of sexual assault in Ontario are once again allowed to use excessive intoxication as a defence against criminal charges, a judge has ... Read more

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Fighting extradition an uphill battle: Botting

Canada’s  Extradition Act  is so stacked in favour of prosecutors in the requesting country that an accused person has little hope of resisting it — unless ... Read more

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Rosen's mentorship of young lawyers recognized with major CLA award

When Toronto criminal lawyer  John M. Rosen  started to practice after his call to the bar in 1970, mentorship was virtually unknown unless you were lucky enough to work ... Read more

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