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June 2017 Archives

Jordan, Cody and Some Friendly Reminders on Delays in the Courts

It has now been almost a year since the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R v. Jordan, overhauling the test for a right to a trial in a reasonable time. Last week, the Court revisited the issue of delay in the case of R. v. Cody and confirmed its ruling in Jordan, upholding the 18 and 30 month ceilings for a trial. (As a colleague succinctly put it, the Court essentially re-iterated: "We meant what we said.")

Lessons Learned in Criminal Law

I recently read Adam Dodek's piece for Slaw "Letter to A Future Lawyer" where he provides some great words of advice to those being called to the bar. The piece made me think about the lessons that I've learned along the way, and I've been reflecting more on this, as today is the anniversary of my call.

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