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Time for police to stop automatically believing victims: Neuberger

Canadian police should follow the example of their counterparts in the U.K. and stop automatically believing sexual assault complainants, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph ... Read more

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Victims' paid leave provisions lack clarity: Townsend

A new Ontario law that ensures victims of domestic or sexual violence have time off work for counselling, legal and relocation purposes is a step in the right direction, but ... Read more

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The importance of exercising your right to a trial

When you are charged with a crime, it is usually better to go to trial than plead guilty, says Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski . “What I tell people is if ... Read more

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Report shows it's key to challenge scientific evidence

A report on a Toronto laboratory’s discredited alcohol- and drug-testing process shows how important it is for child -protection lawyers to closely examine, ... Read more

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Jury selection in U.S. could provide lessons for Canada

The jury system in Canada differs in some important ways from the approach taken in the United States, including in the use of peremptory challenges, Toronto criminal lawyer John ... Read more

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More balance needed in #MeToo discussions: Dale

The #MeToo movement has cultivated a culture of intolerance, but it has also deprived those accused of a fair process and the presumption of innocence, Toronto criminal and ... Read more

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The case for legalizing cocaine and other drugs

The public-policy response to the problem of drug trafficking and its terrible effects on communities in Canada and countries abroad is to send a message through the sentencing of ... Read more

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Rosen: overhauling jury selection system 'misguided'

It would be foolish to overhaul jury selection laws in response to the high-profile acquittals of two white men in the deaths of indigenous individuals, Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Prison farms return to give inmates vital job skills

The return of prison farms will provide a much-needed boost to the rehabilitation of federal inmates, Toronto criminal lawyer  Jessica Zita  tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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No Crown appeal in farm shooting not surprising: Smith

While the acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of an aboriginal man is part of an emotionally charged case that has raised issues that society should face, the ... Read more

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Schools and the drug crisis

Canada’s largest school board should do more than just order naloxone kits if it believes students are in danger of overdosing on opioids, says Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Justice funding boost positive, but more needed for legal aid

While an increase in funding for the justice sector in the recent British Columbia budget is good news, Vancouver criminal and appellate lawyer Gary Botting tells The ... Read more

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Ontario courts in need of tech updates: Forstner

It is an unfortunate reality that the technology available to most people in the developed world is still not present in Ontario’s court system, says Oshawa criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Dealing with accusations of professional misconduct as a teacher

By John Navarrete Professional misconduct among educators in Ontario can take on different forms, and the severity can range from allegations of harm done directly to ... Read more

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OCA decision highlights challenges of sexual assault cases

An Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that ordered a new trial in a “he-said, she-said” date-rape case is a thorough judgment that sets out the difficulty that ... Read more

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U.K. extradition case instructive for Canada

Britain’s high court has made a well-considered decision in refusing to allow the extradition of an Englishman with mental health issues to face computer hacking charges in ... Read more

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Changes needed to how jury rolls are created: Smith

In order to have juries that are more representative of the community, changes need to be made to how jury rolls are put together instead of altering the method of selection in ... Read more

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Fraud incidents in Ontario becoming more prevalent

By Joseph Neuberger There is a new law on the books that makes it illegal to sell anything related to utilities by going door to door. The Consumer Protection Act in ... Read more

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Verdict in Winnipeg case only 'reasonable' outcome: Hicks

The not-guilty verdict for a man accused of killing a 15-year-old aboriginal girl in Winnipeg was the right one given the paucity of evidence against the accused, Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Botting's client receives minimum sentence for murder

A British Columbia teen originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother — and facing life imprisonment without parole eligibility for 25 years — ... Read more

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