Seminar: “Bail Pending Appeal: Tips, Strategies and Concerns”


11am MST, Friday, 9 September 2022

Most criminal lawyers know quite a bit about obtaining bail for a client. With the presumption of innocence in hand, most clients SHOULD be released. But what happens once they’ve been convicted? The answer is that almost everything changes. Obtaining bail pending appeal is a complex tap with evidentiary, substantive and procedural requirements. What are the best strategies in obtaining judicial interim release? If you ever have plans to conduct a summary conviction appeal or appeal to the highest court of the province, you NEED to understand what to do.

Peter Sankoff

Join three appellate specialists:

Peter Sankoff of Sankoff Criminal Law, Rebecca McConchie of McConchie Criminal Law and Mark Halfyard of Daniel Brown Law for this entertaining and edifying seminar.

Rebecca McConchie

Rebecca McConchie is a sole practitioner at McConchie Criminal Law in Vancouver. Rebecca began her practice in Toronto in 2012 before moving back home to B.C. in 2015. The majority of her practice involves representing people accused of criminal offences at trial and on appeal. Rebecca also defends clients facing regulatory prosecutions and civil forfeiture claims, and acts on behalf of incarcerated individuals in prison law matters.

Mark C. Halfyard

Mark C. Halfyard, B.A. (Carleton) 2001, LL.B. (Ottawa) 2004, is the senior appellate counsel and partner at Daniel Brown Law LLP, where he practices criminal and constitutional law. He is a certified specialist in criminal litigation by the Law Society of Ontario. Mark is the co-author of Criminal Appeals: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond Publishing; 2017) and a sessional lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School (Canadian Common Law LL.M. program) and the University of Toronto (Externship – Appellate Criminal Litigation). He is a Toronto Director for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association Ontario (CLA) and the Chair of the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program, which assists unrepresented litigants before the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mark has been counsel in over 350 appeals to various appellate bodies—the Superior Court of Justice (summary conviction appeals), Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

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