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Therapeutic jurisprudence: a criminal justice revolution

In the first instalment of a four-part series examining therapeutic jurisprudence, Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner discusses how the way an accused is treated in ... Read more

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Oland mistrial and proceeding judge alone is 'correct' decision: Hicks

A mistrial has been declared in the retrial of Dennis Oland for the second-degree murder of his father, with the jury dismissed over police ``improprieties'' and the case to be ... Read more

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Sentencing policy 'more informed by fiction than fact:' Fennel

Actuarial risk assessments are routinely misunderstood and misapplied by the justice system, leading to the over-incarceration of offenders, says Toronto criminal lawyer John ... Read more

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Tips for winning body language in the courtroom

A courtroom is in part a stage and lawyers must realize they are among the players, Toronto criminal lawyer Jill Presser  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Presser, ... Read more

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Withdrawn charges sound alarm about false allegations: Harnett

Toronto criminal lawyer  Aaron Harnett  says his client's narrow escape from a wrongful conviction in an alleged rape case — after a prosecutor's rare declaration ... Read more

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Criminal clients don't play golf

By Ryan Handlarski To whoever said that “golf is a good walk spoiled” – I say amen brother! Before you read this post and think I am crazy, you have to ... Read more

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Not criminally responsible ruling misunderstood: Gadhia

TORONTO — It's "unfortunate" that some in the general public think a woman found not criminally responsible (NCR) for fatally stabbing a stranger "got off on a technicality" ... Read more

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Seek advice of those close to gun violence: Handlarski to politicians

Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski has some advice for the city’s new council as it grapples with a growing gun violence issue — talk to the people who ... Read more

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Conron's philosophy: give voice to the voiceless

Long before she found her calling, the signs were all there that London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron would be a leader in the criminal defence world. “My ... Read more

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Sentencing ruling sends 'clear message' on lockdowns: Igbokwe

A sentencing ruling in favour of one of her clients sends a clear message that the use of lockdowns during pretrial custody is a problem that needs addressing, says Toronto ... Read more

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Cannabis-intoxication cases may bog down courts

Both technical and legal uncertainty about how using marijuana may cause driving impairment threaten to hamstring the court system as lawyers put the new laws on trial, says ... Read more

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Alberta wildlife officers exceed powers of search and seizure: Dunn

Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn  says the recent withdrawal of hunting charges against his client illustrates the prevalence of unconstitutional stops and seizures by ... Read more

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Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

By Joseph Neuberger Before Oct. 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. ... Read more

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New associate joins Melanie J. Webb Barrister

Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb is pleased to announce that Myles Anevich has joined Melanie J. Webb Barrister as an associate practising criminal and ... Read more

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Greater balance required in #MeToo media reports

The media needs to adopt a more balanced narrative when covering the #MeToo movement, Toronto criminal and civil litigator  Laurelly Dale  tells  ... Read more

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Billiards event chalks up record sum to feed the hungry

The annual Billiards with the Bar charity event celebrated its fifth anniversary in style, pocketing a record sum to feed the hungry, former Toronto Lawyers ... Read more

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Canada's attitude toward extradition needs to change: Botting

Canada needs to revamp its attitude toward extradition following a series of recent controversies, British Columbia criminal lawyer  Gary Botting tells  ... Read more

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Test is high when appealing a guilty plea: Daviau

Lawyers thinking of appealing a guilty plea should make sure they have strong grounds because the barriers to success are high, says Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau . ... Read more

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Five burning questions surrounding marijuana legalization in Canada

Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman has a warning for Canadians facing the brave new world of legal marijuana — having a financial interest in Canada’s ... Read more

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Ontario law schools abdicating training responsibility: Rosen

Graduates are being left to seek out advocacy training on their own, Toronto criminal lawyer  John Rosen  tells  Law Times  — and he wishes Ontario ... Read more

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