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PD-59 Forms of Address for Parties and Counsel in Proceedings

  • December 16, 2020

This Practice Direction clarifies how parties and/or counsel can advise the Court, other parties, and counsel of their pronouns and form of address.

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Minutes, Archived Recording

The How To's of Criminal Appeals

  • November 18, 2020

This meeting was held at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Guest speakers were Justice Susan Griffin, British Columbia Court of Appeal, John Caldwell, BC Prosecution Service, Criminal Appeals, and Brent Anderson, Johnson Doyle Nelson & Anderson .

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

The ABCs of Bail in 2020

  • October 21, 2020

This meeting was held at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Guest speakers were The Honourable Judge J. Bahen, Provincial Court of British Columbia, Jennifer Horneland, BC Prosecution Service, and Rebecca McConchie, Associate, Peck and Company.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

Advocacy in the Time of COVID

  • September 16, 2020

This meeting was held at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Guest speakers were Justice Ker, British Columbia Supreme Court, Jeremy Hermanson, BC Prosecution Service, and Matthew Nathanson, Criminal Defense Counsel.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Annual Report

Annual Report 2019/2020

  • August 11, 2020

This report summarizes the activity for the Criminal Justice - Vancouver Section for the 2019-2020 Term.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

Resources for Indigenous Offenders in the Criminal Justice System

  • February 18, 2020

This meeting was held at 05:30 PM at The Birds and the Beets in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guest speaker was The Honourable Judge Joanne Challenger - Provincial Court Judge, Michelle Booker - Crown Counsel, Jenna Forbes - Executive Director for Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

Pre-Trial Applications on Sex Assault Trials - Part II

  • November 19, 2019

A practical "how to" session on 276 and 278 applications with a perspective from defence counsel, counsel for the complainant and a view from the bench. The speakers discussed what to do, what not to do, and get judicial feedback on the most effective way to argue your application.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

Pre-Trial Applications on Sex Assault Trials

  • October 17, 2019

This meeting was held at 05:30 PM at The Birds and the Beets in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guest speakers were Gwendoline Allison and Prof. Janine Benedet.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

Bill C-75: Changes to Prelims, Jury Selection and More

  • September 17, 2019

This meeting was held at 05:30 PM at The Birds and the Beets in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guest speaker was Todd Gerhart, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Lara Visolyi, BC Prosection Service, Kevin Westell, Partner, Hunter Litigation.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Annual Report

Annual Report 2018/2019

  • July 18, 2019

This report summarizes the activity for the Criminal Justice - Vancouver Section for the 2018-2019 Term.

Criminal Justice - Vancouver