2017 Friday, February 3,

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 [...]

2017 Tuesday, January 17,

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 [...]

2017 Monday, January 9,

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 [...]

2016 Monday, December 19,

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 [...]

2016 Tuesday, December 13,

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 [...]

2016 Sunday, December 11,

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 [...]