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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.

Our May 2015 feature comes from Bruce A. MacFarlane, Q.C., Robert J. Frater, Q.C., and Croft Michaelson, Q.C., the author Team of Drug Offences in Canada, Fourth Edition.  The first ever Canadian partnership of three barristers appointed Queen's Counsel to undertake authorship of a major legal textbook, the team identifies and discusses some of the most notable legal issues and trends in Notable Developments in Drug Law (PDF), that should be of interest to defending and prosecuting counsel, the judiciary and investigators alike.


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2015 Mid-Year Preview:
Have a look at new and upcoming criminal law titles (PDF)

White Paper:
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.


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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.


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