Criminal Law: Ethical and Emerging Issues
Chaired by Michelle J. Booker &  Kasandra B. Cronin

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 23 September 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Credits:
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2016, including one embedded hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

Program:

9:00 - 9:05 Opening                    
MICHELLE J. BOOKER, Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
KASANDRA B. CRONIN, La Liberté Cronin & Co., Vancouver

9:05 - 9:15 Welcome        
THE HON. MELANIE MARK, MLA, Vancouver

9:15 - 9:30 McLeans Article: Prisons Are the New Residential Schools   
NANCY MCDONALD, Associate Editor, Maclean’s Magazine, Vancouver
        
9:30 - 9:50 Post Gladue – Embracing Ipeelee 
Evidentiary Issues & Obligations of Counsel

THE HON. MADAM JUSTICE ELIZABETH A. BENNETT, BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver
        
9:50 - 10:10 High Risk Offenders & Discriminatory Testing     
DR. STEPHEN HART, Professor, Department of Psychology, SFU

10:10 - 10:30 Self Defence & Scopelliti            
BROCK MARTLAND, Martland & Saulnier, Vancouver

10:30 - 10:50  Your Client’s ‘Bad’ Character: How to Challenge PRIME, PIRS and Other Hearsay Evidence at Bail and Sentencing
MATTHEW A. NATHANSON, MN Law, Vancouver 

10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:35 Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light: The Law of Consent in Sex Assault Cases & the Intoxicated Client
DAMIENNE F. DARBY, Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
EMMET J.  DUNCAN, Emmet J.  Duncan Law Office, Vancouver

11:35 - 12:20 Sexual Assault: Ethical and Effective Cross Examination of Complainants (Point/Counter Point)
DAVID M. LAYTON, Crown Counsel, 
Ministry of Justice, Crown Law Division, Vancouver
MICHAEL TAMMEN QC, Michael Tammen Law Corporation, Vancouver
JANET A. M. DICKIE, Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Surrey

12:25 - 1:00 Judge’s Panel: The Voir Dire            
THE HON. JUDGE JAMES SUTHERLAND, Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
THE HON. ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUDGE MELISSA GILLESPIE, Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver
THE HON. MADAM JUSTICE CATHERINE A. WEDGE, Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver        

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch - Included in Registration

2:00 - 2:45 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Defending Duffy & the Challenges of “Trial by Media”
DONALD BAYNE, Bayne Sellar Boxall, Ottawa ON

2:45 - 3:05 Fingerprint Evidence: Is it Fallible?    
ANTHONY ROBINSON, Robinson Law, Vancouver

3:05 - 3:50 Expert Opinion Evidence: Emerging Issues    
RICHARD FOWLER QC, Fowler and Smith, Vancouver
NIKOS HARRIS, Peck & Company, Vancouver

3:50 - 4:10 Coffee Break

4:10 - 4:40 NCRMD & Fitness: Procedure, Evidentiary & Trial Issues – Protecting Your Client From the Insanity of it All
JANET WINTERINGHAM QC, Winteringham MacKay George, Vancouver
THE HON. JUDGE JAMES D. BAHEN, Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver 
                
4:40 - 4:55 Limits and Use of Disclosure: From Undertakings to Handling Media Applications at Trial
DANIEL SONG, Sprake Song & Konye, Vancouver

4:55 - 5:00 Closing Remarks                
Chairpersons

Pricing:
Register by 2 September 2016 and save 10%

TLABC Regular Member 

  • 5 years call or less $324
  • 6 - 9 years call $374
  • 10 years call or more $424
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2  price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $224

Non-Member    

  • 5 years call or less $424
  • 6 - 9 years call $474
  • 10 years call or more $524
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $324
  • Law Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $124

Hotel Info:
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