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  • These materials outline some of the preliminary considerations that must be given to Charter issues in every criminal file, and considerations for advancing the issues procedurally, strategically, and ethically. They also provide references to leading caselaw on some of the Charter principles which are most often raised in criminal proceedings This paper was presented at LESA’s Criminal Law Webinar Series on June 11, 2021.
  • This paper serves as a practitioner’s guide on how to approach the defence of a prosecution involving evidence obtained pursuant to a search warrant or other judicial pre-authorization. It examines five phases: seeking disclosure, reviewing the search warrant, reviewing the Information to Obtain (ITO), providing Charter notice, and making a Garafoli application. This paper was presented at LESA’s Criminal Law Webinar Series on April 16, 2021.
  • This paper provides key considerations relating to how to commence s. 487 applications, so called “telewarrants”, and search warrants under the Provincial Offences Procedure Act. It also provides information about what can be authorized by a s. 487 search warrant, reasonable grounds, the importance of sources of information, hearsay evidence, inferences, confidential informants, and computer searches. This paper was presented at LESA’s Criminal Law Webinar Series on April 16, 2021.
  • Written in the format of quick question, brief answer, and list of authorities, these materials explore common issues such as the Crown’s obligation relating to disclosure, the meaning of relevance in the context of disclosure, obtaining records in the hands of other Crown agencies, how to bring an O’Connor/third party record application, and what to do when the Crown and Defence disagree on the status of records. This paper was presented at LESA’s Criminal Law Webinar Series on April 9, 2021.  
  • Join senior practitioners as well as members of the bench for an in-depth discussion on essential criminal law topics. This on-demand series was originally broadcasted as webinars between April – June, 2021. Each session is approximately 1 hour.
  • Discuss hot topics in criminal law. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar as part of our Criminal Law Webinar Series on June 18, 2021. The total running time is 1 hour, 6 minutes.
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    Explore key considerations when filing Charter notices. Discuss how detailed the notice should be, the effective use of a Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) to raise Charter issues, whether to proceed by a blended voir dire or individual ones on each section, and how to strategically call evidence on the voir dire. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as part of our Criminal Law Webinar Series on June 11, 2021. Total running time is 1 hour, 4 minutes.

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    Consider all things related to experts, including how to test for reception of expert evidence, notice requirements when calling expert witness, what makes for a good expert, and tips and advice for direct and cross examination. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as part of our Criminal Law Webinar Series on May 7, 2021. Total running time is 1 hour, 2 minutes.