Annual Report 2021-2022

  • July 21, 2022

Summary of Meetings: Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Number of Meetings Held:4

September 22, 2021
Registration Count: 33
Guest Speaker: Maggie Loda, Public Prosecution Service of Canada Michael Barrenger, BC Prosecution Service Gloria Ng, Winright Law Joven Narwal, Narwal Litigation LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Into the Black – Step 6 of Garifoli
Synopsis: In this session, Maggie Loda of PPSC and Michael Barrenger of the BC Prosecution Service discussed the Crown perspective on the Step 6 procedure. Gloria Ng and Joven Narwal, will provide the defence perspective.

October 27, 2021
Registration Count: 13
Guest Speaker: Vicki Williams, Michael Law Klein Law Lindsay Pearce, BC Prosecution Service Stephanie Dickson, Pender Litigation
Meeting Title/Topic: How to be a Good Junior Counsel (and Senior Counsel)
Synopsis: In this session Vicki Williams, Lindsay Pearce and Stephanie Dickson spoke about the role of junior counsel, expectations on both junior and senior counsel, and shared lessons and advice on how best to approach collaboration.

February 23, 2022
Registration Count: 35
Guest Speaker: Jessica Lawn, Crown Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada Nadia Farinelli, Crown Counsel, BC Prosecution Service Rebecca McConchie, Defence Counsel
Meeting Title/Topic: The Riveting Realm of Regulatory Offences
Synopsis: Case comments, some general trends, and what it looks like to defend these offences.

March 30, 2022
Registration Count: 35
Guest Speaker: Erica Olmstead, Partner, Edlemann & Co. Veen Aldosky, Defence Counsel
Meeting Title/Topic: The Perils of Criminal Charges and Convictions for Immigration Status in Canada - Legal Developments and Practice Points
Synopsis: Discussion about the nexus between criminal and immigration law.