Laurelly Dale

Laurelly Dale
Dale Law Professional Corporation
Principal
Civil Litigation, Criminal

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 In The News
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

Dale: the potential damage from Bills C-51, C-75

Bills C-51 and C-75 are the federal government’s response to several recent court decisions and were “cobbled together with little to no research regarding trial fairness and due process,” Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

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

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

Ontario ruling key to aboriginal sentencing

A key 2017 Ontario Court of Justice decision  is an impactful judgment that modernizes a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling from 19 years ago that carried widespread implications for the sentencing of aboriginal defendants, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

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