criminal law


  • Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

    Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

    Nov 12, 2018

    A proposed amendment to the provincial Juries Act would repeal the rule that prevents people convicted of an offence from serving as jurors.

  • John Rosen to receive major award from CLA

    John Rosen to receive major award from CLA

    Nov 5, 2018

    The murder trial itself barely received any media coverage when it took place before a jury in a Toronto courtroom more than 30 years ago.

  • Lawyer denied licence to practise

    Oct 29, 2018

    A disbarred British Columbia lawyer has been denied a licence to practise in Ontario after a Law Society of Ontario tribunal panel questioned his insight into the behaviour that led to his criminal convictions.

  • Barton is profoundly bad law

    Oct 29, 2018

    It’s said that bad facts make bad law. But this is true, I think, only if the courts fail in their duty to apply the law fairly and impartially when bad facts tempt them to distort the law unjustifiably in one party’s favour.

  • Habeas corpus arguments strengthened

    Habeas corpus arguments strengthened

    Oct 15, 2018

    Judges at the Court of Appeal for Ontario said they will allow an appeal on whether immigrants facing “virtual house arrest” meet the requirements for habeas corpus.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Oct 8, 2018


    Leon Elected As Second Canadian President Of ACTL

    Government Announces New Ontario Judges

    New Group Of Child Protection Lawyers Seeks To Intervene In Ontario Case

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  • Bill could cut opportunities for law students

    Bill could cut opportunities for law students

    Oct 1, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario says a new bill that overhauls the Criminal Code could disrupt lawyer training programs and hamper access to justice initiatives and extend court delays.

  • Law is a marathon, not a sprint

    Oct 1, 2018

    Law students often hear the same piece of advice: Article at a Bay Street firm and work there for a year or two or three.

  • Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Sep 24, 2018

    Immigration lawyers say a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada drives home the need for criminal defence counsel to bolster their immigration law knowledge in order to properly represent non-citizen clients.

  • Safe Third Country Agreement challenged again

    Safe Third Country Agreement challenged again

    Sep 24, 2018

    Refugee advocates hope they will be successful in their second attempt to have the Safe Third Country Agreement declared unconstitutional.

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