Megan Savard commented on proposed changes to Bill C-51, the sexual assault bill that would require the defence to disclose evidence prior to the trial. While the modifications to the bill are [...]
Frank Addario and Samara Secter head to Ottawa on November 6, 2017 to intervene on behalf of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada. At issue is the law [...]
The Criminal Lawyers’ Association awarded Chief Justice McLachlin the G. Arthur Martin Award Criminal Justice Medal today. Frank Addario, recipient of the award in 2016, nominated the Chief [...]
Megan Savard contributed to Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society. Her Chapter addresses the rule of law and s. 11(b). The book launches on October 18, 2017. You can get a copy here.
Watch the entire discussion here.
See Megan Savard on TVO here.
Frank Addario says don’t let the threat of costs lead to timidity in the defence bar. Read it here.
View the webcast of the hearing here.
Frank Addario in the Supreme Court urging the Court that despite mainstream media coverage of Jordan, there has been no “massive upheaval” in the justice system. Read it here.
Read more about Frank Addario’s argument to the Supreme Court in Cody here.
See what Frank Addario has to say about the ban here.
Read more about this topic and the impact of R. v. Jordan here.
“The minister’s power needs to be reined in,” said Frank Addario, representing James Sears and Lawrence St. Germaine. Read the full CBC article here.
Frank Addario explains why the Attorney General’s plan to end preliminary inquiries is not the answer to delay. Watch the video here
Frank Addario quoted in the Globe and Mail. Read the article here.
Frank Addario, representing one of the acquitted, quoted in the Globe And Mail. Read it here.
Megan Savard was interviewed by The Lawyers Weekly about Charter remedies and their interpretation. Read the full article here.
Article about Montreal Police Surveillance of Journalists here
Disclosure in a Montreal criminal case, on which Frank was lead defence counsel, reveals a police practice of using of IMSI catchers to obtain information about suspects’ cellphones. The [...]
In R. v. MacIsaac, the trial judge convicted the defendant of aggravated assault after he collided with the complainant during the course of a recreational hockey game. The trial [...]
This week the Ontario Court of Appeal held that condo residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the “common areas” of their buildings, such as stairways, hallways and storage locker [...]
What happens when the RCMP outsources part of its investigation to the World Bank, but the World Bank refuses to disclose any of its investigative file to the accused? The Supreme Court will [...]
We know surprisingly little about jurors’ capacity to understand and follow complex legal instructions. This issue has profound implications for our adversarial trial system, and Frank [...]
Frank writes about the troubling case of Joseph Groia, who was subjected to disciplinary proceedings by the Law Society for defending his client in an “uncivil” manner. Read the full [...]
On December 8th, Bill Thompson appeared on behalf of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association before the Ontario Legislature’s Committee on General Government to make submissions on Bill 35. [...]
Yet another report has been released linking segregation to suicides of mentally ill inmates in Canadian prisons. The Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada says it was prompted to [...]
This July, Frank spoke at the National Criminal Law Program, Canada’s largest criminal law conference. In a Point/Counterpoint debate, he argued that the law as it currently stands is not doing [...]
On April 24, the Board approved its community contacts policy. Check out the media coverage here, here and here.
On April 17, the Board published the latest version of its community contacts policy. Watch the Global News video or read what the Toronto Star had to say here and here.
On Saturday, Frank Addario spoke about big new issues in electronic privacy at LSUC’s Six-Minute Criminal Defence Lawyer 2014 conference. Take a look at the conference brochure or order the [...]
Today, Megan Savard presented as a faculty member at Osgoode Professional Development’s Annual Intensive Course on Drafting and Reviewing Search Warrants. More information about the [...]
On March 13, 2014, Frank Addario and Megan Savard presented a draft policy on police “carding” at the Toronto Police Services Board public meeting. Read the Toronto Star’s [...]
Yesterday, Frank Addario and Megan Savard presented a draft policy on police “carding” at the Toronto Police Services Board public meeting. Watch the presentation [...]
Frank Addario and Megan Savard presented a draft policy on police “carding” at the Toronto Police Services Board on March 13, 2014. Click here for a Star article about the meeting.
Over-incarceration and prosecution of the mentally ill is one of the most pressing problems in the criminal justice system. Last week, Bill Thompson spoke at the ground-breaking National [...]
Zlatko Sego is the latest victim of a prison system poorly-equipped to deal with mental health issues. Frank Addario spoke to the Toronto Star about his case. Click here to read.
Filming prisoners on the toilet raises a host of Charter and privacy issues. Last week, a defendant who received inadequate legal advice was given another chance to raise these issues at trial. [...]
Frank Addario has been hired to advise the Police Services Board on what constitutes a practice consistent with human rights and Charter protections. Read the Toronto Star article here.
Frank Addario was nominated by his peers as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the field of Business Crime Defence. He is one of three Toronto lawyers selected. Find out more about [...]
Bill wrote a case commentary for the Ontario Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section on R. v. Jorgge, a recent case from the Court of Appeal reaffirming the importance of the [...]
In a rare move, the Ontario Court of Appeal rebuked a trial judge whose apparent bias “tarnished” the administration of justice. Frank Addario and Megan Savard successfully argued [...]
Frank Addario and others talk about the causes of court delays and offer helpful tips on how to make the wheels of justice turn faster. Read about court delays in this weekend’s Toronto [...]
The Supreme Court ruled that a witness may be required to remove a niqab in order to ensure that an accused person gets a fair trial. Frank Addario represented the Criminal Lawyers’ [...]
In May 2012, amid increasing concern about the quality of Canada’s mental health system, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that hospitals can ignore judicial treatment orders and turn away [...]
The Globe and Mail reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Cole, released today. The Court ruled that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in workplace [...]
The Supreme Court of Canada extolled the importance of the right to silence in R. v. Prokofiew, released today. Both the majority and the dissent explained that if an accused exercises his right [...]
Osgoode Hall Law School awarded the Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice Through Law to alumnus Frank Addario. This award is given to a member of the Canadian legal community who has [...]