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NEW Decoding automated decision-making in the justice system

A day-long conference on the use of automated decision-making (ADM) in the Canadian criminal justice system will help build on the critical work of developing a legislative and ... Read more

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Issue of access to justice a major flaw in courthouse scheme

Planned courthouse assignments for the Toronto area could prevent those charged with offences from getting a timely release on bail, restricting access to justice and clogging ... Read more

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How to handle an in-custody appeal

Managing client expectations is a key part of handling in-custody appeals, Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau tells  AdvocateDaily.com . “Appeals are ... Read more

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Know your rights: Neuberger

By Joseph Neuberger Being arrested, detained or charged with a crime can leave you feeling scared and vulnerable. It’s important to remember that in a situation like ... Read more

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All municipalities 'should embrace' media alert on verdicts

A recent directive that requires Toronto judges to alert the media when a jury is about to come back with a verdict will benefit the general public, Toronto criminal lawyer ... 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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Lavalin case underscores need to clarify AG's role: Rosen

OTTAWA — The criminal law at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin saga dogging the federal Liberals has led to charges in just seven cases in 20 years, leading some to call for ... Read more

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Sa'd wants to help new lawyers clear hurdles of the profession

Working to break down barriers to entering the legal profession will be a priority if she's elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Toronto criminal and ... Read more

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More support needed for offenders with mental health issues

Barring violent offenders from programs designed to help individuals with mental health issues is doing more harm than good, Toronto criminal lawyer  John Fennel tells  ... Read more

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Oland 'shattered' main pillars of Crown's case: Hicks

Dennis Oland proved to be a highly effective witness in his own defence, tearing down the major arguments in the Crown’s case, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher ... Read more

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Sentence reduction in heroin case an important precedent

A recent Court of Appeal decision to reduce her client's sentence to time served provides a valuable precedent for those facing charges related to drug trafficking, ... Read more

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Past history in sex assault cases a matter of context: Izadi

The Crown wants to have it both ways when it comes to the admission of evidence regarding a complainant’s past history with the accused, Toronto criminal lawyer  Melody ... Read more

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Revised impaired driving law likely to trigger appeals: Grey

New legislation granting police more discretion during roadside checks could soon face court challenges, Alberta Indigenous rights litigator  Leighton Grey ... Read more

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Federal Conservatives not introducing non-confidence motion against Trudeau

  ROSSER, Man. — Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will not be introducing a motion of non-confidence against Justin Trudeau despite saying the prime ... Read more

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Treating someone as a criminal perpetuates vicious circle of crime: Goldlist

Society’s branding of someone as a criminal becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because offenders seldom get second chances, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist . ... Read more

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Civil suit connected to Meng's extradition strategy: Neuberger

A notice of civil claim filed by Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou alleging serious violations of her constitutional rights is “ an oblique attack on the extradition ... Read more

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No evidence to prove gun bans work: Dostaler

A handgun ban will not reduce crime, and it may even encourage the growth of the illegal ownership of these weapons, Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler tells A ... Read more

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SNC-Lavalin, Meng cases take unnecessary course — off the tracks

By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The SNC-Lavalin controversy arose from a simple but fundamental misunderstanding on the part of Jody Wilson-Raybould ... Read more

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Meng's 'rights were violated' by border services: Botting

VANCOUVER — The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has filed a notice of civil claim alleging "serious violations'' of her constitutional rights, accusing ... Read more

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Christopher Hicks' media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks  is frequently called upon by the media as   a trusted source for their news stories, particularly in high-profile ... Read more

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