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Sa'd hopes to bring diversity to LSO bench

Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d  says she is looking to add diversity and a “fresh perspective” to the ranks if elected ... Read more

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What Sidney Crosby’s 2016 Stanley Cup can teach lawyers

By Ryan Handlarski In 2015, Sidney Crosby was going through the worst slump of his career. He had 15 points in 23 games and instead of being in his usual top five spot among ... Read more

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SCC hearing provides hope on relationship evidence

Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  says he is encouraged by a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) hearing on the admissibility of relationship evidence in cases of ... Read more

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SCC ruling in voyeurism case goes beyond Parliament's intent: Zita

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in a voyeurism case involving a teacher “opens the floodgates as to what could be considered criminal behaviour,” Toronto ... Read more

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Presumption of innocence reaches beyond courtroom: Handlarski

The presumption of innocence is much more than a legal construct — it is a cornerstone of any civilized society, Toronto criminal lawyer  Ryan Handlarski  tells ... Read more

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Immediate action needed on cannabis amnesty: Conron

The federal government needs to act on its promise to create a pardon process for cannabis-related criminal convictions, London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron tells  ... Read more

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Crown's financial motive theory in Oland murder trial a 'red herring'

The Crown's pursuit of a financial motive is inconsistent with its theory of the case in the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, says Toronto criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Medical evidence on mental health can help or hinder client's case

Expert evidence on the mental health of a client can be a double-edged sword, Toronto criminal lawyer  John Fennel tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Fennel, associate ... Read more

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Calling police first step in revenge porn cases: Zita

If intimate images of you are posted online without consent, you are possibly the victim of revenge porn and should contact police, Toronto criminal lawyer  Jessica ... Read more

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Justice minister has statutory discretion to drop extradition proceedings

By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The online edition of  South China Morning Post   recently trumpeted, “Donald Trump could change the course of ... Read more

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Serial killer McArthur handed 'sentence till death:' Hicks

TORONTO — Serial killer Bruce McArthur murdered eight men from Toronto's gay village for ``his own warped and sick gratification,'' an Ontario j udge said Friday as he ... Read more

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Corrections system provides a model for therapeutic jurisprudence

This is the final instalment in a four-part series on therapeutic jurisprudence by criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner. The front half of the criminal justice system has no ... Read more

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Sentence for McArthur means he'll never be freed: Goldlist

TORONTO — Toronto's police chief says the sentence handed down Friday to serial killer Bruce McArthur means the man will never see daylight again. ... Read more

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Access to breathalyzer logs critical to the defence: Dunn

A recent Supreme Court judgment that places limits on when the accused can have access to breathalyzer maintenance logs is disappointing, Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn tells ... Read more

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Political interference could 'trump' extradition attempt

Counsel for embattled Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou will rely heavily on constitutional and treaty arguments in a fight against their client’s extradition, says ... Read more

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Duty to defend your client is paramount: Dale

Courtroom civility, though important, must never come at the expense of mounting a vigorous defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer and civil litigator Laurelly Dale . “If ... Read more

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Reasons behind serial killings may never be known: Goldlist

It’s unlikely that confessed serial killer Bruce McArthur will ever be freed from prison even if his eight sentences run concurrently, Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana ... Read more

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Trump comments central to high-stakes extradition case: Hicks

A high-profile extradition case involving a senior executive of a Chinese tech giant could hinge on the perception of political interference by U.S. President Donald Trump, ... Read more

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McArthur guilty plea to eight murder counts 'unprecedented:' Zita

Bruce McArthur’s guilty plea to eight counts of first-degree murder is an “extraordinary” circumstance, Toronto criminal lawyer  Jessica Zita  tells ... Read more

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McArthur plea has benefits for Crown, defence: Daviau

There are many reasons for Bruce McArthur to forego a trial and plead guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau ... Read more

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