Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: Criminal Justice - Kamloops

Number of Meetings Held: 6

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Guest Speaker: Graham A. Kay, Kay Law Office
Meeting Title/Topic: Duty Counsel and Beyond
Synopsis: Graham A. Kay joined us to host a discussion about evening and weekend duty counsel, new in custody procedures, and new LSS invoicing

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Guest Speaker: David Griffiths - Manager, Legal Services
Heidi Mason - Director, Legal Advice and Representation
Meeting Title/Topic: Legal Services Society Outlook for 2018
Synopsis: This meeting provided counsel with an update about anticipated LSS programs and funding for 2018 and allow for feedback from counsel.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Guest Speaker: Craig Fraser, Crown Counsel, Hamilton Ontario Crown Attorney's Office
Meeting Title/Topic: The Murder of Tim Bosma - The Burden of Persuasion - How to Present Expert Forensic Evidence
Synopsis: The focus of this presentation was on how to educate and persuade juries in complex areas of science and quasi science, using the Bosma case as a specific example.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Guest Speaker: Jay Michi - Kamloops Defence Counsel
Meeting Title/Topic: Shenanigans and Antics: Recent Developments in Bail Theory and Procedure
Synopsis: An examination of developments in bail theory and procedure.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Guest Speaker: Sarah Firestone - Kamloops Administrative Crown Counsel
Meeting Title/Topic: Crown Policy Review
Synopsis: Ms. Firestone will present on recent changes to Crown Counsel policies.

Friday, July 6, 2018
Guest Speaker: Mark Gervin, Vice President C-DAS
Meeting Title/Topic: Criminal Defence Advocacy Society
Synopsis: Mr. Gervin presented on the advocacy work of the Society and general information about the Society.

Comments and Observations of the Chair