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Welcome to Carswell's Criminal Law Practice Community Page


Thank you to everyone who has registered in this year's

Summer Criminal Law Contest!

Beginnig from June 23, 2014, look for your weekly mailings featuring various criminal law titles from Carswell and Canada Law Book with your personal Contest ID and the weekly contest code for your chance to win this year's Contest Grand Prize of a 12-month subscription to CriminalSource™ on WestlawNext® Canada, or 1 of 5 Apple iPads.

Exclusive Feature Series


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 fourth feature of this series is an exclusive interview with Ian D. Scott (PDF), a former director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of Ontario and editor of the upcoming publication, Issues in Civilian Oversight of Policing in Canada.  In this interview, Ian discusses the critical importance of civilian oversight, legal decisions and other drivers of change that have shaped the law of civilian oversight of policing in Canada to date, and offers his assessment on the future of civilian oversight of policing, with reference to the recently released Police Encounters with People in Crises (the Iacobucci Report).


Fighting Cyberbullying in Schools: What Law Enforcement, Schools and Parents Can Do - White Paper (PDF)

Get the viewpoint of law enforcement professionals, a judge and a county attorney on how to better counter and combat cyberbullying in “Fighting Cyberbullying in Schools: What Law Enforcement, Schools and Parents Can Do”, a brand new White Paper from the Fraud Prevention & Investigation business of Thomson Reuters. This White Paper is posted for distribution on Carswell’s Criminal Law Practice Community Page with permission from Thomson Reuters CLEAR®.

Additional Resources:

Current Awareness Resources


Mack's Criminal Law Blog 

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


Selected Caselaw Highlights March 2014  |  Legislative Developments March 2014

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To view or download any of the Current Awareness documents (available in a PDF format) in this section with our compliments.

Continuing Legal Education: Live and On-Demand Webinars

To purchase and register, or for more information on any of these following webinars for Continuing Legal Education, please click on the links provided.


New and Upcoming Publications