Criminal Law

Digital Border Searches: R v Canfield, 2020 ABCA 383

Guest Author: Professor Steven Penney | University of Alberta, Faculty of Law While the border is not a Charter-free zone, the courts have largely deferred to the state’s sovereignty and security interests in applying section 8 of the Charter to customs and immigration searches. The template was set in R v Simmons,[1] where the Supreme Court …

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French Trial in Alberta?

Scope of Language Rights in Criminal Proceedings While Alberta has only adopted English as its official language, it is not exempt from having legal obligations to provide certain legal services in French. The right to a trial in the official language of one’s choice is one of these obligations that was initially implemented in 1985 …

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“My Experience” Project with the Law Society of Alberta

The “My Experience” Project is an initiative of the Law Society of Alberta inviting lawyers and students to share their experiences of how racial discrimination or stereotyping affected their legal career, and themselves personally. These experiences come from real people in Alberta’s legal community and bring to light the need for change. Each week, the …

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Reduced Pricing for Students and Newly Called Lawyers

Find out how you, or someone you know, can save on select LESA programs and resources. LESA is dedicated to providing top-notch continuing legal education. We hope these discounts further support you as you begin your career within the legal profession, and assist in the growth and development of your practice. Scroll below for details, …

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