Dealing with the Crown: Practice Issues
$15.00 – $55.00
11am MST, Friday, 3 November 2023
In order to succeed as a defence lawyer, you need to figure out how to deal with the Crown. And it isn’t always easy. Time and again, scenarios will arise that test your abilities – and your patience. In this panel seminar, experienced lawyers will address problems that commonly and uncommonly arise, and give you tips on how to best deal with the Crown.
Join four appellate specialists:
Peter Sankoff of Sankoff Criminal Law, Neha Chugh of Chugh Law, Gloria Ng of Platform Litigation and Brian Pfefferle of Pfefferle Law for this entertaining and edifying seminar.
Neha Chugh is a criminal lawyer at Chugh Law, which she started in 2014 in Cornwall, Ontario. Neha also serves as the prosecutor in the Akwesasne Court, assists with provincial offences prosecutions
with the City of Cornwall, and is an instructor at Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute.
Neha is also on the Board of Governors for the Law Commission of Ontario and is the 2022 recipient of the Catzman Award for civility and professionalism in the profession.
Gloria Ng is one of the co-founders of Platform Litigation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gloria has represented clients facing murder, manslaughter, drug trafficking, kidnapping and unlawful confinement to charges like fraud, assault, and mischief.
As part of her trial practice, Gloria regularly mounts constitutional challenges in areas such as: Search and Seizure, Unlawful Arrest and Detention, Right to Counsel and Right to Silence. Gloria also has extensive experience in challenging the evidence of informant and cooperating Crown witnesses as well as challenging technological evidence (cellular and computer data).
Brian Pfefferle focuses on Criminal Defence and regularly appears in jury and non-jury trials, preliminary inquiries, bail hearings, sentencing hearings and appeals.
He has appeared before a number of administrative tribunals, Professional Discipline Hearing Committees (representing engineers, financial advisors, physicians, accountants, realtors, and other lawyers), the National Parole Board, the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of Saskatchewan Court and in the Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario Provincial and Superior Courts. He is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.