2015 Law Society Bencher Election: My Platform

Today, I formally submitted my application to become a Law Society Bencher. Although there is much more to be said on many important […]

The Victim Quagmire: The Input of Complainants in Domestic Assault Prosecutions

The Victim Quagmire:  The Input of Complainants in Domestic Assault Prosecutions
Victims of domestic abuse often find themselves in difficult positions in the Canadian criminal […]

The Year in Review: Robichaud’s Canada’s Top Criminal Law Cases for 2014

A year in review: the top 10 cases in criminal law for 2014 in Canada.
Apart from the early to mid-80’s when the Charter of Rights […]

Canadian sexual trials explained: balancing the rights of an accused and empowering victims.

Sexual assault trials in Canada: assumptions and misinformation clarified.
Recent events surrounding Jian Ghomeshi has instigated a national outcry relating to the protection of sexual […]

Access to justice: a public acceptance of the need for lawyers, not the acceptance of self-representation.

Access to justice: an acceptance of the need for lawyers, not the acceptance of self-representation.
Recently, there is considerable concern and debate over access […]

Fewer shades than one might think: the law of sexual consent in Canada

Fewer shades than one might think: the law of consent in sexual activity and “BDSM” in Canada.
Societies acceptance of alternative sexual practices is […]