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Presser appears before SCC on digital information case

Toronto criminal lawyer Jill Presser is asking the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to protect citizens from having their digital information handed over to police by people with ... Read more

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What are your rights when you are detained or arrested

By Joseph Neuberger Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, ... Read more

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Webb: The value of mentoring young lawyers

As a mentor for junior counsel, Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb believes in the value of giving back to the future of the profession. “We owe it to them. Passing ... Read more

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Sex work remains a legal grey area in Canada: Handlarski

Sex work has been in a legal grey area since the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck this country’s “bizarre, half-measure laws” around prostitution in a 2013 ... Read more

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Proposed changes to corporate crime prosecution need study: Smith

OTTAWA — A federal proposal that would allow prosecutors to suspend criminal charges against companies in certain cases of corporate wrongdoing has been quietly ... Read more

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SCC decision raises questions about Crime Stoppers survival

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision threatens the survival of Crime Stoppers because it undermines the program’s foundation of anonymity, Toronto criminal and civil ... Read more

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New TLA president calls for separate downtown Toronto youth court

Mixing youths and adults accused of crimes at a new downtown courthouse could expose minors to exploitation,  Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Dirk Derstine ... Read more

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Fennel: 'Culture of complacency' not addressed in Bill C-75

A move by the federal government to reform Canada’s criminal court system and improve efficiency does not address the “culture of complacency” encountered by ... Read more

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Judge acquits Botting's client of sex attack charges

British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting ’s client was acquitted of charges laid in connection with a sexual attack on three women in Vancouver, the Vancouver Sun ... Read more

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Hicks: OCA decision 'right one' for police officer who shot teenager

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has made the right decision in upholding the attempted murder conviction of a police officer who shot a teenager on a streetcar, says Toronto ... Read more

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The importance of the defence, no matter the crime

While lawyers are challenged about the people they represent “all the time,” Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith tells the Durham Region News that he’s ... Read more

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OCA ruling holds police accountable for their actions: Rosen

By upholding the attempted murder conviction of an officer who shot a dying teenager, the Ontario Court of Appeal  (OCA) has reinforced the principle that police must ... Read more

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Presser authors chapter in book about women in criminal justice

Toronto criminal lawyer  Jill Presser  says young females should be fully informed before following her into the tough but rewarding practice area. Presser, principal ... Read more

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Smith: is the plea of nolo contendere available in Canada?

The Criminal Code doesn’t permit a plea of nolo contendere , however the jurisprudence establishes that a similar procedure is available to accused in Canada, Toronto ... Read more

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Crown withdraws, judge apologizes as Harnett's client cleared

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells AdvocateDaily.com the recent withdrawal of sexual assault charges against his client by the Crown mid-jury trial and subsequent ... Read more

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Forcillo appeal decision doesn't alter law around police force

By Jacob Stilman On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while ... Read more

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Understanding Ontario's marijuana laws and potential changes

By Joseph Neuberger Since each province will ultimately be responsible for establishing its own rules, things could especially be confusing in cities and areas that are ... Read more

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Lawyer uses her experience on the street to inspire youth

Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist is drawing on her past experiences as a street youth to teach life skills to homeless and marginalized young people.   The ... Read more

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Gadhia's client acquitted of manslaughter after complex trial

A young man has been acquitted of manslaughter after Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia argued that the death of a co-worker was the result of group horseplay gone wrong. ... Read more

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Shifting cases from Superior Court just 'optics': Neuberger

The federal government's latest plan to reduce Superior Court backlogs will just burden lower courts with a heavier workload, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger ... Read more

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