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2017 Friday, February 3,

We are all Groia: in defence of the defenders

By |2018-02-28T11:12:43-04:00February 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

2016 Thursday, December 8,

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

By |2017-07-04T14:05:29-04:00December 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

2016 Monday, November 21,

Lawyers as specialists, not advocates for all seasons.

By |2017-04-06T21:40:32-04:00November 21st, 2016|

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, [...]

2016 Saturday, September 24,

10 things to know before committing to a life of crime…

By |2017-04-06T12:13:27-04:00September 24th, 2016|

Thinking of becoming a criminal defence lawyer? 10 things to know: When we think of the question "What makes a criminal defence lawyer really good?" thoughts of dramatic movie cross-examinations come to mind. Or perhaps the [...]

2016 Wednesday, May 4,

The sound and fury of cross-examination. 10 basic tips to winning your next trial.

By |2017-05-29T16:17:47-04:00May 4th, 2016|

10 rules of cross-examination in criminal trials There are few topics in the law written on as extensively as cross-examination.  Cross-examination is to a lawyer as is the breakaway shot [...]

2016 Tuesday, February 16,

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi.

By |2017-04-06T12:16:34-04:00February 16th, 2016|

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi. The Ghomeshi case has come to end. Aside from the presiding judge, no one can be sure what verdicts lie ahead for him. Notwithstanding, this hasn't [...]

2013 Sunday, March 3,

The impropriety of commenting on the veracity of another witness: R. v. R.H. Ont.C.A. (2013)

By |2017-06-22T12:55:23-04:00March 3rd, 2013|

It's improper to ask an accused to comment on why a victim would lie, the case of R. v. R.H. Yesterday the Court of Appeal of Ontario released the judgment R. v. R.H. which reversed [...]

2012 Thursday, December 20,

The case of R. v. N.S. The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Niqab in Court

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 20th, 2012|

R. v. N.S.: A person does not have an absolute right to wear a niqab when testifying in court in Canada. Today the Supreme Court of Canada released the highly controversial decision of R. v. [...]