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Balance needed in deciding what order cases are handled: Izadi

Ontario’s Barristers Act allows indirect discrimination at the bar in terms of who can address matters first, leaving younger, visible minority counsel at a disadvantage, ... Read more

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Abandoning justice triage system not advisable: Dunn

It would be a mistake to scrap the triage policy that directs Alberta prosecutors to abandon lesser criminal cases in favour of more serious files, Calgary criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Reasonable expectation of privacy depends on context: SCC

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision about privacy provides some important guidelines as invasive technology becomes more available, Ottawa criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Company behind possible second roadside THC tester eager to sell to Canada

OTTAWA — The company behind the second machine that could be approved for roadside drug tests in Canada says its product is faster and easier to use for police wary about ... Read more

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SCC ruling a call to action for the Crown: Grey

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling is a call to action for the Crown to reconsider how well the justice system balances people's rights with the goal of prosecuting ... Read more

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Criminal trials not credibility contests: Webb

A recent decision in a sexual assault appeal is a reminder of the high bar the Crown faces to achieve a conviction in a criminal trial — proving a charge beyond a reasonable ... Read more

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Case law protecting digital privacy rights intact: Presser

A solid body of case law protecting digital privacy rights remains unshaken following a Supreme Court  decision that undercover police officers do not need to obtain a ... Read more

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Legislated 'exit ramps' needed to rectify inequality: Fennel

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal calling for the federal and Ontario sex-offender registries to provide “exit ramps” to those found to be not ... 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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SCC ruling makes child-luring laws 'fairer to accused'

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has taken an important step forward in striking down a section of the internet child-luring law that presumed defendants guilty unless proved ... Read more

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Foreign nationals unfairly treated by Parole Board of Canada

Foreign nationals convicted of serious offences are receiving unfair treatment by the Parole Board of Canada, British Columbia criminal lawyer  Dr. Gary Botting tells  ... Read more

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Expulsions show Trudeau's previously untapped decisiveness

Expelling Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus is a "defining moment" in the political career of Justin Trudeau, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale ... Read more

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Earning credibility with jury key in acquittal: Zita

Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita has successfully convinced a jury to acquit her client of a serious armed robbery charge and instead find him guilty him of one count of the ... Read more

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Cannabis arrest exposes flaws in new impaired driving laws

The arrest of a Nova Scotia motorist whose saliva tested positive for cannabis demonstrates an inherent flaw in Canada’s new impaired driving legislation, Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Solitary confinement ruling a 'turning point'

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision banning solitary confinement for longer than 15 days is a step in the right direction but more should be done for young people and the mentally ... Read more

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Scruton's client acquitted of uttering threats

In what could be a first for British Columbia, Kamloops criminal lawyer Lisa Mae Scruton successfully argued that her client was not guilty of uttering threats by raising ... Read more

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You can stand on the other side of humanity and be right

By Ryan Handlarski For virtually my entire life, I have been in the minority when it comes to thinking. I can remember examples of this throughout my life from the time I was ... Read more

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Stereotypical portrayals of female lawyers hurt profession

As female lawyers continue to “transform" their profession, it’s time for the media to follow suit and end the stereotypical portrayals of women litigators, and depict ... Read more

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Woman detained for pot use 'was literally taking her medicine'

HALIFAX — A lawyer for a Nova Scotia motorist whose licence was suspended after her saliva tested positive for cannabis says he's planning to launch a constitutional ... Read more

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Decision on stayed murder charges a must-read: Webb

A decision explaining why a mentally ill man’s murder charge must be stayed because of his treatment in custody should be required reading for all members of the justice ... Read more

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