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From a select group of our esteemed authors, this exclusive series of insightful features will discuss the most pertinent topics of significance and the latest developments, and how they may impact Canadian criminal law and practice. Complimentary Content exclusive to this Practice Community Page is provided below.

The second feature of 2015 comes from Tim Quigley, author of Procedure in Canadian Criminal Law, 2nd Edition and a co-author of Learning Canadian Criminal Procedure, Eleventh Edition.  Drawing on his experience as a practitioner, consultant for the Federal Government and as a teacher, Professor Quigley continues his discussion on some of the most pertinent and noteworthy developments in Canadian criminal procedure (click to download the complimentary PDF) of recent years that should be of interest to any criminal lawyers - both prosecution and defence, new and experienced.


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Fighting Cyberbullying in Schools: What Law Enforcement, Schools and Parents Can Do (PDF)
This White Paper is posted for distribution on Carswell’s Criminal Law Practice Community Page with permission from Thomson Reuters CLEAR®.


Sample Issue:
Lalande on Sentencing Newsletter (PDF)


Recently Cited:
McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence, Fifth Edition, in R. v. Donszelmann (full text case PDF).


Current Awareness Resources


Mack's Criminal Law Blog

From Dallas Mack, the author of of Mack's Criminal Law Bulletin (also available on CriminalSource™) and of Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book - 2014 Edition, this blog is dedicated to helping you keep track of the ongoing developments in Canadian criminal law and fostering thoughtful discussions with contributions from a group of crown counsel across Ontario. Click here for complimentary access to the latest issue of this Blog.


Select Caselaw Highlights - January 2015 | Legislative Developments - January 2015

Page-Exclusive Offer: View or download these Current Awareness documents (available in a PDF format) with our compliments.


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People in the News

March 2015

Vincenzo Rondinelli, LL.B. (Osgoode), LL.M. (Osgoode), co-author of Cox's Criminal Evidence Handbook, has declared his candidacy for the Law Society of Upper Canada Bencher Election 2015.

For more information on the 2015 Bencher Election, visit Law Times' special, in-depth coverage.




Congratulations to Justice J. Michal Fairburn, co-author of Police Powers Newsletter, on her appointment to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.

Congratulations to Justice Riun Shandler, co-author of Mental Disorder in Canadian Criminal Law, on his appointment to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Congratulations to Justice David S. Rose, author of The David Rose Criminal Law Advisor (available on CriminalSource™);  co-author of DNA: A Practical Guide and of The Law of Traffic Offences, 3rd Edition; and editor of Snow’s Annotated Criminal Code (Eighth Edition), on his appointment to the Ontario Court of Justice.

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