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

Rehabilitation preferable to lengthy sentences in fentanyl cases

Fentanyl is a dangerous drug and in a league of its own from a potency perspective — but from a criminal justice view, it is important that sentences reflect societal values, with money spent on rehabilitation instead of more prisons, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

New sexual assault laws likely to face Charter challenge

Defence lawyers should be worried about legislation that proposes significant changes to Canada’s sexual assault laws, as counsel need to be able to use all relevant information in order to make full answer and defence, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Recommendations aim to modernize NAFTA: Dale

Toronto litigator Laurelly Dale says renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an opportunity to address corruption and corporate social responsibility while modernizing the 23-year-old document that transformed economic activity on the continent. Read more

SCC's Cody ruling underscores 11 (b) Charter right

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) R. v. Cody reinforces the fundamental purpose of s. 11 (b) of the Charter — an accused’s right to a fair trial, says Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale. Read more

References to Goudge heighten its impact as a deterrent

Although the Goudge Inquiry has provided counsel with the courage to object to expert testimony on the basis of qualification, more work is needed in this area, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Case may signal shift to Americanization of corporate prosecutions

The outcome of the upcoming trial of a Quebec company on a charge of criminal negligence causing death will be precedent-setting, as a conviction would signal a turn toward Americanizing the way the Canadian legal system manages corporate wrongdoing, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

FASD should be considered at all stages of criminal justice system

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a significant issue in the criminal justice system — but instead of unnecessary blanket amendments that focus on the sentencing stage, reforms should aim for better treatment and policies throughout the legal process, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale writes in The Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Laurelly Dale: an advocate who aims to protect people's rights

The month of April has been exciting for Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale . The week after she expanded her practice by hanging out her shingle on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, she ran the Boston Marathon for the third time, earning a personal best in the notoriously challenging race. Read more