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Facing an LSO investigation with counsel is critical: Daviau

Lawyers should never face a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) investigation without counsel, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau . An investigation often begins with a ... Read more

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Court strikes indeterminate sentence for Botting's client

British Columbia criminal lawyer  Gary Botting fought successfully to strike the indeterminate sentence placed on his client following a recent B.C. Court of Appeal ruling. ... Read more

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Writing a compelling, effective factum for an appeal

Writing in a compelling manner that is straight to the point is a necessary art in crafting an appellate factum, Toronto criminal lawyer  Melanie Webb tells ... Read more

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OCA grants absolute discharge for NCR man detained for 10 years

After spending more than 10 years in psychiatric hospitals for making harassing phone calls, a non-violent man has been granted an absolute discharge by the Ontario Court of ... Read more

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Drug-impaired driving will pose challenges for courts: Dostaler

With marijuana set to become legal this fall, a shortfall of police officers trained to tackle drug-impaired driving may lead to testing delays, making it more difficult to prove ... Read more

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Izadi champions rights of criminal accused

Fairness and the rule of law   have always been important to Toronto criminal lawyer Melody Izadi . “I was obsessed with the idea since I was about 10 years of ... Read more

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Criminal defence runs in the blood for feisty McKay

When the Crown makes an offer to Calgary criminal lawyer Ian McKay , it has to be something pretty special to get his attention. “I’ve never been a ... Read more

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OK to ask for ID but searches without cause a problem: Hicks

Pride Toronto’s decision to allow festival-goers to openly carry alcohol beyond patios and beer gardens if they buy a special wristband and agree to the possibility of a ... Read more

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No-nonsense criminal lawyer Dostaler tells it how it is

Don’t ask Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler to sugarcoat the truth. It’s just not in her nature. “I’m a no-nonsense kind of ... Read more

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More lawyers needed in political office: Dale

More lawyers are needed in political office so the government can draw on their legal expertise and “weigh in on the legality” of laws, Toronto criminal and civil ... Read more

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May joins call for commission of inquiry into professor's extradition

By Gary Botting Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May has hopped on board a proposal for a commission of inquiry into the extradition case of an Ottawa professor ... Read more

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A call for the release of PAR program data: Forstner

Domestic violence defendants are being asked to take counselling programs that are often unnecessary and can even be harmful, says Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner . ... Read more

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Rodeo cowboy Dunn brings country sensibility to criminal defence

Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn doesn’t concern himself with what the public thinks about his clients' guilt or innocence. Whether they’ve done what ... Read more

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Burden of proof rests with the Crown: Hicks

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks emphasized before a jury trial in Goderich that the burden of proof rests with the Crown and there is no onus on the defence to prove ... Read more

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Rape shield law unfairly applied; court quashes sex assault conviction

TORONTO — Canada's so-called rape-shield law, which aims to protect sexual-assault complainants from unfair and irrelevant scrutiny of their sex lives, cannot be used ... Read more

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The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

By Joseph Neuberger According to the Government of Canada, the increasing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids has become a national public health crisis. In an ... Read more

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Paralegals versus criminal defence lawyers in Ottawa

By Céline Dostaler When charged with a criminal offence some individuals believe that they can defend themselves in court, but once they realize the difficulty of ... Read more

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SCC decision a step toward reducing number of Aboriginals in prison

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) says the federal prison service has failed to ensure its psychological assessment tools are fair to Indigenous inmates. In a ... Read more

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Rosen: SCC affirms counsel's right to 'fearless advocacy' in Groia case

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has reaffirmed the right of counsel to engage in fearless advocacy by quashing a finding of professional misconduct against a lawyer, Toronto ... Read more

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The impact of arrest on a young person's future

By John Navarrete “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” – Aristotle Even over two thousand years later, Aristotle’s words ring ... Read more

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