2021 Tuesday, March 2,

No, People Aren’t Getting off Easy: The Law of NCR in Canada

By |2021-03-03T01:36:27+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

No, People Aren’t Getting off Easy: The Defence of Not-Criminally Responsible (NCR) in Canada Whenever a high-profile case results in a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder (NCR), outrage [...]

2018 Friday, December 14,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: The case of R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58 Victim Fine Surcharges Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in four cases, heard together as R v Boudreault, 2018 [...]

2018 Monday, November 5,

“Kill the fax machine!”: Lawyers on Promoting Efficiency in Criminal Courts

By |2020-12-01T14:58:51+00:00November 5th, 2018|

"Kill the fax machine!" Lawyers on Promoting Efficiency in Criminal Courts On October 24, 2018, Sean Robichaud tweeted at lawyers asking the following question: “Lawyers, if you had the power to change one [...]

2018 Friday, March 30,

Ruth Roberts: 16 things to know before going to jail in Ontario: a prisoner’s guide.

By |2018-03-30T16:55:59+00:00March 30th, 2018|

14 things to know before going to jail in Ontario: a prisoner's guide. A guest post by Ruth Roberts, Bonn Law Ruth Roberts is a criminal defence lawyer with [...]

2017 Friday, September 8,

5 things I learned in my first weeks as a criminal defence lawyer

By |2017-09-08T10:34:49+00:00September 8th, 2017|

5 things I have learned in my first weeks as a defence lawyer Following my call to the Bar, I traded in my dogeared copy of the Rules of Civil Procedure, turned my [...]

2017 Thursday, July 27,

The set-date system in Ontario needs change and here’s how…

By |2019-04-23T21:29:23+00:00July 27th, 2017|

Complacency starts in set-date Court. A solution on how small changes can have profound effects on delay. Today, across the Province of Ontario, hundreds of lawyers and thousands of unrepresented accused will waste [...]