Crown and Defense Perspectives on Emerging Issues

Join The Advocates' Society Criminal Law Practice Group for an online, interactive discussion of emerging issues in Criminal law. This 75 minute program will feature three panels of Crown and Defense counsel considering speculation vs. circumstantial evidence, the effect of Bill C-46 on the litigation of impaired driving trials, and Charter remedies under Section 24(2). 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST.

Agenda Includes:
Speculation vs. Circumstantial Evidence: Discussion of R. v. Barreira, 2020 ONCA 218 & R. v. Lights, 2020 ONCA 128
Moderator: Kate Robertson, Markson Law, Toronto
Jonathan Smith, Assistant Crown Attorney, Toronto
Lynda Morgan, Addario Law Group, Toronto

Effect of Bill C-46 on the Litigation of Impaired Driving Trials
Moderator: Kate Robertson, Markson Law, Toronto
James Palangio, Crown Counsel, Toronto
Kyla Lee, Acumen Law Corporation, Vancouver

Exclusion of Evidence: Charter Remedies under section 24(2)
Moderator: Surinder S. Aujla, Public Prosecution Services Canada, Brampton
Kevin Westell, Pender Litigation, Vancouver
Carolyn Otter, Assistant Crown Attorney, Guns and Gangs Unit, Toronto

TAS Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $25.00 + Tax

Audience questions, concerns, and suggestions are welcome and will be taken during the last 30 minutes of the webcast.  Please submit your question to by June 19, 2020. Time permitting, we will also answer questions asked online during the panel.

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6/24/2020 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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