Program Materials

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  • A Practical Guide to Search Warrants

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    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Proceeds seminar held in February 2012. Read this paper for a review of search principles, privacy principles, Criminal Code sections, and Charter considerations relevant to search warrants.

    Length: 15 Pages

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  • A Practical Guide to the Suspension of s. 10 of the Charter during the Search Warrant Process

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    This paper discusses delays in access to counsel, contrary to the s 10 Charter right to timely contact with a lawyer, during the search warrant process. The boundaries of the “exceptional circumstances” justifying delayed access to counsel are reviewed in consideration of the case law, which include the prevention of imminent harm to police or public, preservation against imminent loss of evidence, and real and present danger of jeopardizing an ongoing investigation. In addition, detailed tables summarizing case law relevant to each exceptional circumstance are included in the appendices. 
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Search Warrants seminar in Edmonton on February 19, 2016 and in Calgary on February 26, 2016.
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  • A Thin Line Between Health and Crime: Reference re Assisted Human Reproduction Act and Federalism Di

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    This paper grounds its argument in the new requirement born from Reference re Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which regulates Parliament’s power to enact criminal law with respect to health matters. The author argues that this new requirement provides a useful demarcation between federal and provincial interests in health, and, at a minimum, marks a move towards finding a principled solution to federalism disputes over health regulation.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Law Symposium in September 2012.

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  • Aboriginal Rights

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    Consultation Update: Emerging & Persistent Issues Using Haida Nation v British Columbia’s vision of the duty to consult as existing along-side the negotiation process (aiming at a more fulsome settlement of aboriginal rights claims), this paper first provides an overview of the duty to consult and the state of the law. The author then considers the particular issues of the role of tribunals, agencies, and the identification of parties to a consultation. In conclusion, the author discusses the theme of reconciliation that continues to evolve around the duty to consult.

    Section 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982, the Duty to Consult, and the Government of Alberta’s First Nations Consultation Policy This paper argues that Alberta’s approach to First Nation consultation falls short of fulfilling the province’s constitutional obligation in this regard, but the development and management of public lands and resources appears to operate smoothly and efficiently, without any serious legal challenges or significant delays in this process. After a thorough summary of the current state of Canadian law regarding consultation and accommodation as well as Alberta’s policy and procedures, this paper evaluates Alberta’s policy and practices in light of the state of the law, the current operation of land and resource dispositions, and regulatory processes. Finally, this paper addresses the question of whether the conceptual failings of Alberta’s approach regarding consultation and accommodation should be a matter of serious concern given the absence of significant practical problems in the regulatory system.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Law Symposium in September 2012.

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  • Appellate Advocacy Program Materials

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    Appellate advocacy presents unique challenges and requires a different set of skills than those needed by trial counsel. Engage in various aspects of the art of advocacy.

  • Appellate Practice Points: Applications Before a Panel, Costs, and Judicial Dispute Resolution

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    This paper addresses three practice points related to appeals. First, it discusses bringing applications before a panel of judges.  Next, it considers costs on appeal.  Finally, it addresses judicial dispute resolution for appeals.

    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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  • Bail

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    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

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    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?

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    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 & 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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  • Court of Appeal Practice: Short Snappers

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    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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