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2022 SEMINARS

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

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

    Recorded: 9 September 2022, 99 minutes

    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 task 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.


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: “Sexual Assault Update”

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    Recorded Seminar: “Sexual Assault Update”

    Recorded: 15 July 2022, 79 minutes

    The law governing sexual assault trials evolves more quickly than most people can keep up, and the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in JJ changed things in dramatic ways. In this seminar, Professor Sankoff looks at how the JJ case will change sexual assault law, especially in how “myths and stereotypes” need to be addressed, and then explores how to conduct s 278.92 applications after JJ.


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: “An Introduction to the Youth Criminal Justice Act” with Emma Rhodes

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    Recorded Seminar: “An Introduction to the Youth Criminal Justice Act” with Emma Rhodes

    Recorded: 17 June 2022, 86 minutes

    11am MST, Friday, 17 June 2022

    So you want to represent a youth charged with criminal offences? It’s not just a matter of knowing the criminal law. The Youth Criminal Justice Act sets out a host of different evidentiary rules, procedures and penalties where young offenders are concerned. If you want to do your client justice, you need to understand how things change when your client is under 18 years of age. In this seminar, Emma Rhodes gives you a detailed overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, providing insight into what you need to watch out for when dealing with teens and young adults.


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: “Dangerous Driving or Dangerous Defences?” with Kyla Lee

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    Recorded Seminar: “Dangerous Driving or Dangerous Defences?” with Kyla Lee

    Recorded: 3 June 2022, 75 minutes

    Dangerous driving cases have numerous complexities. The substantive law is challenging to follow, evidentiary perils abound. In this seminar, Kyla Lee of Acumen Law in Vancouver, who specializes in defending accused persons charged with driving offences, helps you navigate the hurdles of a dangerous driving trial.


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: “Challenging and Admitting Electronic Evidence,” Peter Sankoff with Gerald Chan

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    Recorded Seminar: “Challenging and Admitting Electronic Evidence,” Peter Sankoff with Gerald Chan

    Recorded: 6 May 2022, 91 minutes

    Many of our rules of evidence date back decades if not centuries to a time when little, if anything, was recorded and stored. Back then, evidence was led almost exclusively through the viva voce testimony of witnesses drawing on imperfect memories. Now, criminal courts are flooded with text messages, videos, social media screen captures, cell tower records, and all sorts of other digitally recorded evidence. How can we ensure the courts remain relevant and accessible to parties seeking to adduce electronic evidence while also guarding against the danger of digitally manipulated data?
    In this seminar, Peter Sankoff and Gerald Chan explore these questions and discuss the legal principles that counsel and the courts need to be aware of when dealing with electronic evidence, including hearsay, authentication, and the best evidence rule.


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: “Bad Character Evidence and Direct Relevance”

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    Recorded Seminar: “Bad Character Evidence and Direct Relevance”

    Recorded: 8 April 2022, 82 min

    Most lawyers know about character evidence and how it can be admitted when it qualifies as similar fact evidence. More challenging are the times in which it can be admitted despite having no similarities whatsoever to the facts charged. The rules of “direct relevance” are challenging, and vary depending upon whether the accused testifies or does not. In this seminar, Professor Sankoff details everything you need to know about bad character evidence tendered against the accused that does not qualify as similar fact evidence.


     

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    Recorded Seminar:”Blockades, Injunctions and Emergency Measures: Sifting Through the Legal Implications of the ‘Freedom’ Convoy”

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    Recorded Seminar:”Blockades, Injunctions and Emergency Measures: Sifting Through the Legal Implications of the ‘Freedom’ Convoy”

    Recorded: 18 March 2022, 85 minutes

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    In January 2022, the “Freedom” Convoy rolled into Ottawa and stayed for weeks. It also blocked borders in several Canadian provinces. The federal government eventually relied upon the Emergencies Act to restore order. Along the way, the public discourse was replete with discussions of the criminal law, injunctions and the right to protest. What did this seminal event mean for Canada and for the right to free expression, the rule of law and our future as a country? Find out the answers to some of these questions with this incredible panel of experts, consisting of Emilie Taman, Carissima Mathen and Peter Sankoff.


     

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    Recorded Seminar: “Regulatory Searches and Inquiries” with Professor Steven Penney

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    Recorded Seminar: “Regulatory Searches and Inquiries” with Professor Steven Penney

    Recorded: 11 March 2022, 95 min

    Professor Penney explores the complex Charter issues arising when law enforcement officials obtain evidence in the regulatory context. Topics covered include the criminal/regulatory distinction; expectations of privacy in regulatory domains; the reasonableness of regulatory searches; compulsory reporting; protection against self-incrimination; and use and derivative use immunity.


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: “Ottawa Dispatch: ‘Freedom’ Convoy Coverage with Caryma Sa’d”

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    Recorded Seminar: “Ottawa Dispatch: ‘Freedom’ Convoy Coverage with Caryma Sa’d”

    Recorded: 15 February 2022, 74 minutes | Special viewing price: $20

    Since the “Freedom” Convoy rolled into Ottawa in late January, lawyer Caryma Sa’d had been on the front line, documenting it all. In this riveting Q & A she shares what she has seen, tells what she has learned and tries to make sense of it all. Professor Sankoff and Caryma also discuss what charges they anticipate, and where we can go from here.

    Caryma Sa’d is a prominent Toronto lawyer and political commentator whose cases and commentary have been featured by local, national, and international media outlets. Her legal work focuses primarily on criminal law and landlord/tenant matters.

    This special seminar is designed to raise money for Caryma’s Ottawa journey, where she is documenting the convoy and providing useful commentary for her thousands of followers on Twitter and elsewhere.

    NOTE: Because this is a special seminar/fundraiser, it is not covered by our Annual Pass.

     

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  • Recorded Seminar: What Would You Do?: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas for Defence Lawyers

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    Recorded Seminar: What Would You Do?: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas for Defence Lawyers

    Recorded: 11 February 2022, 130 minutes

    In this very practical seminar, two senior members of the Bar, Daniel Brown and Daniel Song are joined by Amy Salyzyn, a Professor of Law, who focuses on ethics to address a host of professional and ethical dilemmas faced by defence lawyers and answer the question: What would you do in this situation?


     

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  • Recorded Seminar: Crown Witnesses and Character Evidence

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    Recorded Seminar: Crown Witnesses and Character Evidence

    Recorded: 7 January 2022, 80 minutes

    In this seminar, Professor Sankoff examines the rules governing the admission of character evidence adduced by the defence. Though bad character evidence tendered against the accused got most of the attention, there are important things to know about how character evidence could be used FOR the accused. This seminar examines when and how you can tender evidence about third party suspects, the victim or complainant and even the co-accused. It also considers how bad character can be adduced against a testifying witness.


     

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