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We are all Groia: in defence of the defenders

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on We are all Groia: in defence of the defenders

We are Groia. "What's an advocate?" In part, this is the question that the Supreme Court of Canada will have to answer after granting leave in the case of Groia vs. The Law Society of Upper Canada.  For [...]

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Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under Canadian law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA): the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November of 2010, a young man [...]

Open-sourcing the law. Why our criminal law precedents are now available online for free.

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Open-sourcing the law. Why our criminal law precedents are now available online for free.

Open-sourcing the law. Why our criminal law precedents are now available online for free. For 2017, we have decided to take on the project of moving many of our criminal law precedents online [...]

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The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario

December 19th, 2016|Comments Off on The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario

The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario Late on Friday afternoon, it was announced by Legal Aid Ontario that a deficient is forcing the arms-length government funded organization [...]

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Creating a modernized court system in Ontario (A holiday wish-list).

December 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Creating a modernized court system in Ontario (A holiday wish-list).

Creating a modernized, efficient, and effective court system in Ontario... (A holiday Wishlist). Yesterday, the President of the Ontario Bar Association, David Sterns, wrote through the Toronto Star that it's "Time to modernize our courts". [...]

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A lawyers’ guide to the right to silence and answering the “arrest call”

December 11th, 2016|Comments Off on A lawyers’ guide to the right to silence and answering the “arrest call”

Your phone rings and your client is arrested. Now what? A lawyer's guide to the arrest call. Every lawyer knows of the right to silence.   In nearly all circumstances, we know enough [...]

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How to testify in Court: a witness’ guide to presenting credible evidence.

December 8th, 2016|Comments Off on How to testify in Court: a witness’ guide to presenting credible evidence.

A witness' guide to credibility: what to know and what to avoid when testifying in Court. Testifying in Court can be a very stressful experience for any individual, this is especially so for [...]

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Lawyers as specialists, not advocates for all seasons.

November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Lawyers as specialists, not advocates for all seasons.

Winter is coming for the Lawyer of All Seasons. If any lawyer introduces themselves to another, the immediate follow up question is "What sort of law do you practice?" This is because, [...]