Criminal Law: Challenges & Solutions
Chaired by Michelle D. Stanford QC & Kristy L. Neurauter 
 
 
Date, Time & Location:
Friday 27 September, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harourfront 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm in the Cordova Ballroom.
 
Credits:
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.
 
Program:
 
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 – 3:30 Coffee Break (networking & exhibitor time)
 
3:30 – 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
 
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
 
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 Paralegal $349
  • Law Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $149
 
Hotel Info:
TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Visit www.tlabc.org for more information, or call us at 604 682-5343.