It was a busy month for criminal law in Canada, particularly at the Supreme Court. Here are some of the highlights:
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.")
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.