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 Kenora, Ont., 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

U.S. case could alter Canadian opioid crisis strategy: Dale

The manslaughter conviction of a U.S. doctor resulting from his prescribing of opioids could be the “catalyst” in the creation of a special narcotics prosecutors office in Canada, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Police use of genealogy sites without warrants ‘frightening’

The fact that police have access to the genetic building blocks of tens of millions of people in North America through non-criminal DNA databases is “frightening” and requires swift judicial or legislative review, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyers Daily. Read more

Allocate funding wisely for gun reduction strategy: Dale

The federal government’s pledge to provide $54 million over three years to support Ontario’s Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy (GGVRS) will not amount to much if the money is not allocated to the right resources, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale. Read more

Oland trial demonstrates DNA not always absolute proof

Dennis Oland’s acquittal on a second-degree murder charge in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his multimillionaire father, Richard, should serve as a reminder to police and Crown prosecutors about the limitation of DNA evidence, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale. Read more

MMIWG report chronicles loss of the ‘forgotten people’

Most Canadians have no idea of the anguish endured by residents of remote First Nations communities, Kenora criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

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