On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada released the most significant and powerful judgment from a Commonwealth country since September 11, 2001. The rippling effects of these pronouncements by our highest Court will be felt worldwide and is perhaps indicative of a changing zeitgeist: one of disillusionment and dismay with the “War on Terror”; one Read more
A funny and smart video from a fast-talking Chicago defence lawyer.
I ruptured my spleen on Thursday snowboarding and will be off work for a couple of weeks. I may have more to say about this near-death experience later but suffice to say I will be alright and was just released from the hospital and on my way back to Toronto now. ————————– Sean Robichaud Barrister Read more
The first meeting of the Young Barristers’ Society went exceptionally well. Thank you to our members and guest for attending. (www.youngbarristers.ca) From left to right: The Honourable Justice A. Gans., Brian H. Greenspan, The Honourable Justice D. McCombs, Sean Robichaud (me), Marcy Segal, David Bayliss.
It’s about time that a decision like this came down from a higher court. The use of this type of evidence is a perfect example of prosecutorial zealousness left unchecked. It is reprehenisble to think Crown Attorney’s, knowing that post-hyptotic evidence is utterly unreliable and dangerously taint the jury, would still even consider using it Read more
Provincial offences courts across the Greater Toronto Area continue to sit empty because of a chronic justice of the peace shortage, and serious cases are at risk of stays because long wait times are resulting in charter applications, say lawyers for cities and regions in the GTA. Source: Law Times – Thousands of charges at Read more