Supreme Court of Canada delivers reasons on mandatory minimum sentencing in R. v. Nur

On Tuesday, April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Nur.  The issue before the Court was the constitutionality of provisions of the Criminal Code which impose mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun crimes.  The Society intervened in this appeal and took the position that the impugned provisions were unconstitutional under Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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Chief Justice Confirms Cross-Examination Principles in Alberta

Chief Justice Wittmann of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench confirmed six key principles of cross-examinations in Alberta (Attorney General) v. ENMAX PPA Management Inc. et al. ...more

Security Screening Notice

Notice to the Parties and the Profession regarding Security Screening from the Chief Justice of the Federal Court is published here...more

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May 3, 2017

The Vancouver Club, Vancouver, B.C.

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May 10, 2017

CC Lounge & Whisky Bar, Toronto, ON.


The Advocates' Society is proud to announce that The 2017 Advocates’ Society Medal has been awarded to Stephen Grant, LSM.

The Advocates’ Society is honoured to announce the 2017 recipient of The John P. Nelligan Award for Excellence in Advocacy is Allan R. O'Brien, Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP.


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