Laurelly Dale

Laurelly Dale
FIRM:
Dale Law Professional Corporation
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Civil Litigation, Criminal Law
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Laurelly Dale, a sole practitioner operating Dale Law Professional Corporation in Toronto, focuses on criminal and civil litigation.

She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in politics, justice and law enforcement, before earning her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2006. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 and the Bar of British Columbia in 2010.

Practising in both Toronto and Kenora, Ont., Ms. Dale’s focus is on litigation. She handles criminal cases, including Charter of Rights and Freedoms matters, homicide, assault, sexual assault, property charges, as well as Youth Criminal Justice Act and Controlled Drugs & Substances Act matters.

In addition, Ms. Dale assists clients with personal injury issues, including motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, occupier's liability claims, and employment and corporate matters.

Her clients include those charged with criminal offences, plaintiffs in civil matters, and national not-for profit and international corporations. She has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Ms. Dale is the past chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Kenora District Law Association and the Law Week Committee for Access to Justice, British Columbia Branch.

She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and has contributed to its Equal Justice Report. Ms. Dale is also a member of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.

Laurelly Dale Posts

Criminal appeals true test of lawyer's mettle: Dale

Arguing a criminal appeal is one of the biggest tests a lawyer will face, requiring meticulous preparation and strong advocacy skills, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale . Read more

Public fear over criminals changing their name 'overblown'

Even the rarest combination of a name and sex change will not provide anonymity to notorious offenders in Canada, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Expulsions show Trudeau's previously untapped decisiveness

Expelling Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus is a "defining moment" in the political career of Justin Trudeau, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Judge 'properly applied' test in sex assault acquittal

The recent acquittal of a Newfoundland man accused of sexual assault is a stellar example of trial fairness rather than a "bold" legal decision, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Defence needs equal access to forensic process: Dale

It’s time to end the police “monopoly” on the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS), Toronto criminal lawyer and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Duty to defend your client is paramount: Dale

Courtroom civility, though important, must never come at the expense of mounting a vigorous defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer and civil litigator Laurelly Dale . Read more

Dale to police: start dialogue to break cycle of distrust

Two reports that address “systemic racism” within the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) should be viewed as a call to action to build trust with Indigenous people, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Gun crime mandatory minimums interfere with Gladue principles: Dale

A Nunavut decision shows mandatory sentences for gun crimes inappropriately constrain judges when dealing with Aboriginal offenders, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Politicizing gun violence issue 'won’t get us anywhere:' Dale

There are no simple answers to the problem of gun violence, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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 AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Dale testifies on Bill C-75 before parliamentary committee

In recent testimony before a House of Commons Justice Committee, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale said the elimination of preliminary hearings, as proposed by the federal government's Bill C-75 , would obstruct the administration of justice. LISTEN @ 15:58 Read more

Restrictive, reactionary laws won't stop gun violence

In order to deter people from using guns for violent purposes, the underpinnings of criminal behaviour need to be fully identified and understood, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Presumption of innocence only thing between justice and lynch mob

The presumption of innocence for people accused of sex assault is threatened by a growing tendency to automatically believe complainants, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale. Read more

Charged with a sex crime? Call a lawyer, say nothing to police

A person charged with sexual assault should always speak to their lawyer before saying anything to investigators, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale says. Read more

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 litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more