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New bail directive for Crowns a step forward: Friedberg

A new bail policy that directs Crown prosecutors to start with the least restrictive form of release has the potential to be helpful in reducing court backlogs and the ... Read more

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Cautious optimism for new bail policy

Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau says she’s cautiously optimistic that a new bail directive will speed up the system and decrease the amount of time accused ... Read more

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Hate crimes: the story behind the stats

While recent headlines suggest a surge in hate crimes against Muslims in Canada, such offences still amount to a small percentage — 0.07 per cent — of ... Read more

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Public perception can play into decision to pursue weak case

Rather than dropping the charges and potentially facing criticism for letting off the accused, Crown attorneys will sometimes decide it's better to pursue a weak case and end up ... Read more

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'Ask Andrew' to focus on overlapping issues of family and criminal law

Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein  of  Feldstein Family Law Group  will host the next episode of live-to-the-internet Q&A show Ask Andrew on Nov. ... Read more

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Preparation is key to cross-examination

Preparation is vital to an effective cross-examination, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Neuberger, a partner with  ... Read more

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Legal aid, staffing issues suggest need for court system review

It is time for a realistic review of the court system in British Columbia, as low sheriffs’ salaries are just the “tip of the iceberg,” B.C. criminal ... Read more

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Why some sexual assault allegations don't result in conviction

The vast majority of sexual assaults that have been substantiated by police do not result in a criminal conviction or even make it to court, Statistics Canada said Thursday. ... Read more

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Top 10 tips for preparing oral argument on appeal: Presser

A good oral advocate in any appeal matter relies on a number of skills — such as keeping it simple with a strong narrative and presenting a carefully thought-out argument ... Read more

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Airport travellers have privacy rights over baggage

Some may assume that privacy rights are moot in an airport, but the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that travellers, in fact, have substantial privacy interests in ... Read more

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A compelling factum is the power behind an appeal

Hard work, thorough preparation and a carefully crafted factum are the keys to arguing a successful appeal, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks .  “You ... Read more

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Man acquitted of murder, sentenced 22 months for manslaughter

A Niagara Falls man who stood trial for first-degree murder was convicted of the lesser and included charge of manslaughter after Toronto criminal lawyer  Jordana Goldlist ... Read more

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Dale to appear before Commons committee on Bill C-51

Toronto criminal and civil litigator  Laurelly Dale will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to provide submissions on Bill ... Read more

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The complexities around the Harvey Weinstein scandal

With  investigations  into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein happening in several jurisdictions with multiple complainants in the United States and ... Read more

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The perversity: access denied means justice denied

By Lawrence Forstner The Supreme Court of Canada’s Chief Justice, Beverley McLachlin, recently told a group of students   that she sees access to justice and ... Read more

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Taking precautions against ineffective assistance

For criminal lawyers, being accused of ineffective assistance by a former client can have devastating consequences and should be taken very seriously, says Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Canada lags behind in protecting its citizens, Botting tells Oxford

Canada lags far behind other free and democratic countries in protecting its citizens from extradition, British Columbia criminal lawyer  Dr. Gary Botting  tells a panel ... Read more

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Exemptions to charges in overdose cases unlikely to increase trust

Although a new law that exempts individuals who seek emergency assistance following a drug overdose from simple possession charges is laudable, it may not be enough ... Read more

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Damages awarded in sexual assault false complaint case

By Jacob Stilman The criminal offence of sexual assault is under-reported, under-charged and, when prosecuted, results in a disproportionate number of acquittals and ... Read more

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Sentencing vs conditional release: each serves a different purpose

Conditional releases are part of the way Canada’s justice system reintegrates offenders into the community in a manner that still protects society, Hamilton criminal ... Read more

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