Criminal Law

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  • Bail

    $75.00

    The authors see bail as, in many ways, an art, requiring not only an understanding of the rationale of the law of bail but also an ability to creatively prepare an approach in a strategic way, with a reasonable result in mind. This paper focuses on helping lawyers conceptualize an overall approach to judicial interim release on their files. The attached “toolkit” provides standardized forms, precedents, and checklists to make analysis of judicial interim release issues more effective, and to help maximize the efficient use of time while concurrently reducing or eliminating unnecessary use of court time.

    This paper was presented at the Criminal Advocacy – Judicial Interim Release Seminar in October 2013.

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  • Cannabis Legalization and Employment

    $55.00

    This paper considers the implications of the legalization of recreational marijuana on employment matters. In particular, it discusses an employer’s duty to accommodate an employee’s use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, how to deal with workplace misuse that may result in termination of employment, and the implications of legalization on workplace policies.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Legalization of Marijuana program in Edmonton on May 17, 2018 and in Calgary on May 24, 2018.

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  • Charter Issues: Right to Counsel in Alberta, 2011-2012

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    This paper analyzes decisions from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal regarding the right to counsel. Issues discussed include the right to counsel when a traffic stop evolves into a criminal investigation, the comprehension of section 10(b) and wavier by the accused and police interference.

    This paper was presented at the Impaired Driving – The Changing Landscape seminar held in September 2012.

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  • Charter Issues: Section 7 – Right to Silence? What Right to Silence?

    $45.00

    This paper discusses the recent co-mingling of the common law rule of voluntariness with section 7 of the Charter by the Supreme Court of Canada. The author analyzes the impact of the “Interrogation Trilogy”, R v Oickle, R v Singh and R v Sinclair, on impaired driving law. Decisions relating specifically to impaired driving, including R v White and R v Flores, are also examined in detail.

    This paper was presented at the Impaired Driving – The Changing Landscape seminar held in September 2012.

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  • Charter Issues: Sections 9 and 12 – Arbitrary Detention and Other Issues

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    This paper analyzes sections 9 and 12 of the Charter in the context of impaired driving law. The author provides a detailed discussion on arbitrary detention under the Charter and includes case law on traffic regulation vehicle stops, police power to affect a traffic stop, random vehicle stops and vehicle stops to investigate other offences.

    This paper was presented at the Impaired Driving – The Changing Landscape seminar held in September 2012.

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  • Charter Notices and Voir Dires

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    Author: Hon. Judge R. Shaigec

    This paper provides a brief outline of charter notices and voir dires from Hon. Judge R. Shaigec of the Provincial Court of Alberta (Criminal Division).

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Impaired Driving program in Calgary on October 25, 2019 and in Edmonton on November 1, 2019.

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    This paper is also offered as part of a Seminar on Demand. Purchasing the Seminar on Demand allows you to stream video recordings of seminar presentations and download PDF materials.

  • Court of Appeal Practice: Short Snappers

    $45.00

    This paper provides a collection of tips, strategies, and information for appellate practice in the Court of Appeal.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Appellate Advocacy program in Calgary on October 12, 2018 and in Edmonton on November 2, 2018.

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  • Court of Appeal Procedures: Overview of Applications Before a Single Appeal Judge or Panel, Filing Deadlines, and Case Management

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    This resource provides valuable information on bringing applications before the Court of Appeal of Alberta. It provides an overview of applications before a single appeal judge and before a panel, including information on fees, timelines, filing deadlines, application formats, and types of applications. It also discusses the role of the Court of Appeal’s case management officer (CMO), and outlines how to make a request or application to the CMO.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Appellate Advocacy program in Calgary on October 12, 2018 and in Edmonton on November 2, 2018.

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  • Criminal Advocacy – Trial Strategy

    $145.00

    Authors: Karen Hewitt, The Honourable Associate Chief Justice John D. Rooke, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Jane Fagnan

    These materials provide valuable, detailed pointers for the criminal defence lawyer on getting to trial, including strategies for using a systematic focus to improve case analysis, issue identification, and responding to the issues. Ms. Hewitt provides detailed, practical suggestions on many aspects of a criminal defence file including: analysis of the Crown’s case; reviewing the information/indictment; considering legal elements; dealing with co-accuseds; disclosure and production; elections; challenging the case to be made by the Crown; pre-trial preparations, including procedural considerations; jury versus non-jury trials; admissions; scheduling; preparing an opening address or summary; pretrial hearings; and running the trial itself, including details relating to issues of evidence. Rooke ACJ and Ms. Fagnan discuss the role played by the bench on the way to trial, outlining the relevant Q.B. rules and forms and providing details on scheduling and holding pre-trial conferences and accessing case management.

    This paper was presented at the Criminal Advocacy – Trial Strategy seminar in April, 2014.

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  • Criminal Advocacy: Use of and Challenge to Expert Opinion Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

    $65.00

    The use of expert opinion evidence is increasing in Canadian criminal trials, and along with it is a growing judicial disquiet regarding the impact of such evidence on the fact-finding function within the trial process. This paper, intended as an introduction to the subject matter, consists of two parts: the first part reviews the admissibility requirements for expert opinion evidence generally; the second part focuses on practical considerations for counsel arising from the revised two-part test for admissibility endorsed by the Supreme Court of Canada in White Burgess Langille Inman v Abbott and Haliburton Co, 2015 SCC 23, [2015] 2 SCR 182. The author also provides a comparative analysis to the treatment of expert evidence in the United States throughout the paper.  

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Criminal Advocacy – Experts seminar held in Calgary on May 14, 2016 and in Edmonton on May 28, 2016. 

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  • Criminal Law for Legal Support Staff

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    This resource was drawn from materials provided at the Criminal Law for Legal Support Staff seminar presented in January 2012. It provides a brief overview of the Criminal law practice area including offences, procedures, and an outline of the criminal process. It includes a disclosure checklist, and two commonly encountered pre-trial scenarios (with defined vocabulary).

    Length: 22 pages

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  • Criminal Law Fundamentals – The Basics

    $45.00

    This paper provides an introduction to criminal law procedure in provincial court. It provides an overview of docket court, including elections, publication bans, and jurisdiction. It also discusses criminal trials and sentencing, and highlights procedures and relevant legislative provisions to be aware of when appearing on criminal matters in provincial court.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Criminal Procedure Fundamentals program in Calgary on September 21, 2018 and in Edmonton on September 28, 2018.

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