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2018 Thursday, January 4,

Text Message Privacy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going (by Gerald Chan)

By |2018-03-21T12:09:16-04:00January 4th, 2018|

We are very pleased to have the following guest post by Gerald Chan of Stockwoods in Toronto. Gerald Chan is a leading litigator in Canada, practicing in regulatory, criminal, and administrative law.  He is co-author of Digital Evidence: A Practitioner's Handbook by Emonds Publishing. His [...]

2017 Monday, July 10,

7 practical tips on digital evidence for lawyers. Protection, preservation, tracking, and privilege.

By |2017-07-10T22:14:23-04:00July 10th, 2017|

7 tips for lawyers on guarding privilege, protecting client rights, and tracking evidence in the digital age. When I was an articling student, my principal Jack Pinkofsky used to always [...]

2014 Monday, February 24,

“Under False Pretences”: How the Court Deals with Errors in Informations to Obtain Search Warrants

By |2019-03-01T06:53:19-04:00February 24th, 2014|

Search warrants, errors, omissions, and corroboration: a basic overview of what we look for as lawyers. To obtain a search warrant, police must present the issuing justice with sufficient information to satisfy the justice [...]

2013 Wednesday, February 20,

No password on your phone? Fair game for police to search on arrest: R. v. Fearon, Ont.C.A., Feb 20, 2013

By |2016-10-24T11:59:17-04:00February 20th, 2013|

The Case of Fearon: Police Given the Green Light to Search a Phone if not Password Protected. The case of R. v. Fearon, 2013 ONCA 106 sets out general guidelines for searching cell phones [...]

2012 Tuesday, December 18,

The case of R. v. Aucoin: rights rendered meaningless without remedies.

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 18th, 2012|

The case of R. v. Aucoin: is there such a thing as a right without a remedy? On November 30, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision of R. v. Aucoin, 2012 SCC 66 (CanLII). [...]