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2019 Tuesday, April 23,

The culture of complacency in criminal court

By |2019-04-24T08:03:46-04:00April 23rd, 2019|

“Tim, meet Justice system. Justice system, meet some guy and his lawyer.” A few weeks ago, “Tim” (not his real name) approached our firm to represent him on serious criminal allegations. He was [...]

2018 Monday, November 5,

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

By |2018-11-05T18:13:53-04:00November 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 [...]

2017 Thursday, July 27,

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

By |2019-04-23T21:29:23-04:00July 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 [...]

2017 Friday, June 30,

The case of Bradshaw: hearsay, gun shots, and reliability.

By |2017-07-01T06:52:32-04:00June 30th, 2017|

The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear: hearsay is presumptively inadmissible (or so I heard...) The case of Bradshaw. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released their decision of R. v. Bradshaw and [...]

2016 Wednesday, February 24,

Cameras in Courts: the time has come in Canada

By |2018-03-19T21:25:52-04:00February 24th, 2016|

Cameras in Court: Canadians have a right to know about their justice system We do not understand our justice system. Why should we? How could we? How do we expect Canadians to understand something so complicated that [...]

2014 Tuesday, November 4,

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

By |2016-11-18T19:25:01-04:00November 4th, 2014|

Access to justice: a need for lawyers, not self-representation or legal information. Recently, there is considerable concern and debate over access to justice and the perils that an unrepresented litigant or accused must overcome at court. [...]

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). [...]