Making Criminal Law Great Again! Real Practice Strategies
Co Chairs: Kevin Filkow & Tamara Levy
 
 
 
Date, Time & Location:
Friday 29 September 2017, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm in the Harbourfront Ballroom.
 
Credits:
This seminar qualifies for 6.5 hours of structured legal education for 2017, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
 
Program:
8:30 – 8:35 Opening Remarks
Kevin A. Filkow, Filkow Law, Vancouver
Tamara Levy, UBC Law Innocence Project, Vancouver
 
8:35 – 9:15 Seeking Full Disclosure and What to Do if it’s Late or Lost
  • List of items
  • Applications
  • Remedies for late/lost disclosure
  • Full disclosure: ‘Stinchcombe Compliance Orders’
Mila Shah, Peck and Company, Vancouver
Rebecca A. McConchie, Peck and Company, Vancouver
 
9:15 – 10:00 Trial Delays: R. v. Jordan
Thomas M. Arbogast, Barrister, Vancouver
Christie Lusk, Crown Counsel, Vancouver
 
10:00 – 10:45 Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargains: Best Practices 
Thomas M. Arbogast, Barrister, Vancouver
David M. Layton QC, Ministry of Justice- Criminal Appeals & Special Prosecutions, Vancouver
 
10:45 – 11:05 Coffee Break - Networking & Exhibitor Time
 
11:05 – 11:50 Police as Experts
 Paul Pearson, Mulligan Tam Pearson, Victoria
 
11:50 – 12:35 Incentivized Witnesses: Vetrovec Warnings and the Need for Cogent Corroborative Evidence
Nikos Harris, UBC Law & Peck and Company, Vancouver
 
12:35 – 1:35 Lunch Break - Included in Registration
 
1:35 – 2:20 Key Note Speaker: The Honourable Marshall Rothstein
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP & Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice, Vancouver
 
2:20 – 3:05 Search and Seizure: Emerging Issues at Trial
Julian van der Walle, Criminal Lawyer, Vernon
 
3:05 – 3:25 Coffee Break - Networking & Exhibitor Time
 
3:25 – 4:10 Challenging Forensic Sciences in Criminal Cases
  • Scientific Validity of Forensic Evidence
  • Challenging the Forensic Science Expert
Caitlin Pakosh, Innocence Canada, Toronto ON
 
4:10 – 4:50 Privacy and Closed Courtrooms, Sealing Orders and Publication Bans 
Robert S. Anderson QC, Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
Kimberly Eldred, Drolet Eldred Barristers, Vancouver
 
4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
 
5:00 – 6:00 Criminal Bar Reception 
(Open to all members of the Criminal Bar and Judiciary. Please RSVP to erin@tlabc.org if you plan to attend the reception but are not registered for the seminar)
 
Pricing:
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TLABC Regular Member
  • 5 years call or less $349
  • 6 - 9 years call $399
  • 10 years call or more $449
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2 price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $249
 
Non-Member
  • 5 years call or less $449
  • 6 - 9 years call $499
  • 10 years call or more $549
  • Articled Student or q Paralegal $349
  • Law Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $149
 
Hotel Info:
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