Search & Seizure and Digital Spaces

The inevitability of advances in technology and surveillance techniques creates ever-challenging issues in defining the boundaries of privacy under section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Join eminent members of the judiciary and academia, along with seasoned criminal defence counsel and Crown prosecutors to examine recent developments in search & seizure jurisprudence and practical considerations when litigating section 8 issues.

This program will provide invaluable insights applicable to newly-called members of the bar as well as experienced criminal defence lawyers and Crown prosecutors. 


Date: September 22, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Price: $525 + GST  $425 + GST

Early bird price expires August 22, 2023.

  • Issues of standing and consent searches of digital devices
  • Police surveillance of digital media, data and biometric information
  • Practical strategies for challenging judicial authorizations 
  • Advancing Section 8 applications in complex criminal cases
  • Ethical considerations in Section 8 litigation
  • Judicial perspectives on litigating search & seizure issues

Chair: Daniel J. Song KC, Pringle Law


Justice Bob Aloneissi, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Justice Karen Molle, Alberta Court of Justice
Justice Greg Rice, Alberta Court of Justice
Monique B. Dion, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Heather Ferg, McKay Ferg LLP
Prof. Steven Penney, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Simon M. Renouf KC, Simon Renouf Professional Corporation
Janna Watts, Public Prosecution Service of Canada 

How to Register

To register for the in-person session in Edmonton, click here.

To register for the online livestream session, click here.

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