Criminal Law: Challenges & Solutions   **VENUE CHANGE**
Chaired by Michelle D. Stanford QC & Kristy L. Neurauter 
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Date, Time & NEW Location:
Friday 27 September, SHERATON WALL CENTRE, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm in the Pavillion Ballroom, South Tower - 3rd floor. 
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2019, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Statements
Kristy L. Neurauter, Myers Karp Patey & Neurauter, Vancouver
Michelle D. Stanford QC, Stanford Law Office, Kamloops
9:00 – 10:00 Sexual Assault – Recent Developments in the Law (ex: 278.92, Barton)
Matthew Nathanson, Matthew Nathanson Law Corporation, Vancouver
Michelle Booker, Crown Counsel, Vancouver
Judge Jennifer Lopes, Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
10:00 – 10:30 Challenging Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Sexual Offences: A Review of Recent Decisions
Professor Janine Benedet, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, Vancouver
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (networking & exhibitor time)
11:00 – 12:00 The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Criminal Law: Bail, Trial and Sentencing
Kasandra B. Cronin, La Liberté Cronin & Company, Vancouver
Alexandra Rice, Public Prosecution Services of Canada, Vancouver
Judge Reginald Harris, Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:00 – 2:00 Bail & the Impact of Recent Rulings, Such as St-Cloud, Antic & Myers
Emmet Duncan, Emmet J. Duncan Law Office, Vancouver
Trevor Shaw, Crown Counsel, Vancouver
Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver 
2:00 – 3:00 Indigenous Offenders & the Criminal Justice System
Mark K. Gervin, Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Leah B.M. Fontaine, Crown Counsel, Duncan
Justice Len Marchand, Supreme Court of BC, Kamloops
3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break (networking & exhibitor time)
3:15 – 4:30 Mental Health and the Law: Current Issues
Judge James D. Bahen, Provincial Court Of BC, Vancouver
Bernd Walter, BC Review Board, Vancouver
Lyle D. Hillaby, Crown Counsel, Port Coquitlam
Sandy Ross, R.A. (Sandy) Ross Law Corporation, Vancouver
4:30 – 5:00 The Law Society of BC’s Mental Health Task Force
Brook J. Greenberg, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception
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