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This chapter provides a reference for LSLAP clinicians to assist and advise clients through each step of the criminal justice process. It highlights the procedures and issues clinicians commonly face in representing clients in  criminal  proceedings,  sets  out  the  relevant  substantive  law  to  assist  students  in  preparing  for  trial,  and includes  practice  recommendations  for  clinicians.  However,  it  is '''highly'''  recommended  that  any  clinician proceeding with a criminal file refer to this chapter alongside the LSLAP Guide to Criminal Defence Work 2013.
 
This chapter provides a reference for LSLAP clinicians to assist and advise clients through each step of the criminal justice process. It highlights the procedures and issues clinicians commonly face in representing clients in  criminal  proceedings,  sets  out  the  relevant  substantive  law  to  assist  students  in  preparing  for  trial,  and includes  practice  recommendations  for  clinicians.  However,  it  is '''highly'''  recommended  that  any  clinician proceeding with a criminal file refer to this chapter alongside the LSLAP Guide to Criminal Defence Work 2013.
  
== A. Governing Legislation and Resources ==
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== A. Governing legislation and resources ==
  
 
=== Resources ===
 
=== Resources ===
* David Watt & Michelle Fuerst, eds, Tremeear’s Criminal Code, 2015 ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).
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* David Watt & Michelle Fuerst, eds, ''Tremeear’s Criminal Code'', 2015 ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).
* Edward  L  Greenspan,  QC&  Marc  Rosenberg,  eds, Martin’s  Annual  Criminal  Code,  2014  ed (Aurora: Canada Law Book Inc, 2014).
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* Edward  L  Greenspan,  QC&  Marc  Rosenberg,  eds, ''Martin’s  Annual  Criminal  Code'',  2014  ed (Aurora: Canada Law Book Inc, 2014).
* Eugene  E  Ewaschuk, Criminal Pleadings  and  Practice in Canada, 2d  ed  (Toronto:  Canada  Law Book, 1988).
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* Eugene  E  Ewaschuk, ''Criminal Pleadings  and  Practice in Canada'', 2d  ed  (Toronto:  Canada  Law Book, 1988).
* Peter K McWilliams & S Casey Hill, McWilliam’s Canadian Criminal Evidence, 4th ed (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2003).
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* Peter K McWilliams & S Casey Hill, ''McWilliam’s Canadian Criminal Evidence'', 4th ed (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2003).
* David Watt, Watt’s Manual of Criminal Evidence (Toronto: Carswell, 1998).
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* David Watt, ''Watt’s Manual of Criminal Evidence'' (Toronto: Carswell, 1998).
* R  Paul  Nadin-Davis  &  Clarey  B  Sproule,  eds, Canadian  Sentencing  Digest  Quantum  Service (Toronto: Carswell, 1988) (also available on e-carswell).
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* R  Paul  Nadin-Davis  &  Clarey  B  Sproule,  eds, ''Canadian  Sentencing  Digest  Quantum  Service'' (Toronto: Carswell, 1988) (also available on e-carswell).
* Francis  Lewis  Wellman, Art  of  Cross-Examination  With  the  Cross-Examinations of  Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases (New York: Collier Books, 1903).
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* Francis  Lewis  Wellman, ''Art  of  Cross-Examination  With  the  Cross-Examinations of  Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases'' (New York: Collier Books, 1903).
* Earl J Levy, Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 3d ed (Toronto: Carswell, 1994).
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* Earl J Levy, ''Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases'', 3d ed (Toronto: Carswell, 1994).
* Thomas  A  Mauet,  Donald  G  Casswell,  &  Gordon  P  MacDonald, Fundamentals  of  Trial Techniques (Toronto: Little, Brown, 1995).
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* Thomas  A  Mauet,  Donald  G  Casswell,  &  Gordon  P  MacDonald, ''Fundamentals  of  Trial Techniques'' (Toronto: Little, Brown, 1995).
* Christopher  Bentley, Criminal  Practice  Manual:  a  Practical  Guide  to  Handling  Criminal  Cases(Scarborough, Ont: Carswell, 2000).
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* Christopher  Bentley, ''Criminal  Practice  Manual:  a  Practical  Guide  to  Handling  Criminal  Cases'' (Scarborough, Ont: Carswell, 2000).
  
 
=== Relevant Statutes ===
 
=== Relevant Statutes ===
* Criminal Code,RSC, 1985, c C-46.
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* ''Criminal Code'',RSC, 1985, c C-46.
* Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,SC 1996, c 19(if drug offence).
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* ''Controlled Drugs and Substances Act'',SC 1996, c 19(if drug offence).
* Canada Evidence Act, RSC, 1985, c C-5.
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* ''Canada Evidence Act'', RSC, 1985, c C-5.
* Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982 being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c. 11(particularly ss 7 – 14, 24 (1) and (2)).
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* ''Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms'', Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982 being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c. 11(particularly ss 7 – 14, 24 (1) and (2)).
* Identification of Criminals Act, RSC, 1985, c I-1.
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* ''Identification of Criminals Act'', RSC, 1985, c I-1.
* DNA Identification Act, SC 1998, c 37.
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* ''DNA Identification Act'', SC 1998, c 37.

Revision as of 22:07, 24 September 2015



This chapter provides a reference for LSLAP clinicians to assist and advise clients through each step of the criminal justice process. It highlights the procedures and issues clinicians commonly face in representing clients in criminal proceedings, sets out the relevant substantive law to assist students in preparing for trial, and includes practice recommendations for clinicians. However, it is highly recommended that any clinician proceeding with a criminal file refer to this chapter alongside the LSLAP Guide to Criminal Defence Work 2013.

A. Governing legislation and resources

Resources

  • David Watt & Michelle Fuerst, eds, Tremeear’s Criminal Code, 2015 ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).
  • Edward L Greenspan, QC& Marc Rosenberg, eds, Martin’s Annual Criminal Code, 2014 ed (Aurora: Canada Law Book Inc, 2014).
  • Eugene E Ewaschuk, Criminal Pleadings and Practice in Canada, 2d ed (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 1988).
  • Peter K McWilliams & S Casey Hill, McWilliam’s Canadian Criminal Evidence, 4th ed (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2003).
  • David Watt, Watt’s Manual of Criminal Evidence (Toronto: Carswell, 1998).
  • R Paul Nadin-Davis & Clarey B Sproule, eds, Canadian Sentencing Digest Quantum Service (Toronto: Carswell, 1988) (also available on e-carswell).
  • Francis Lewis Wellman, Art of Cross-Examination With the Cross-Examinations of Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases (New York: Collier Books, 1903).
  • Earl J Levy, Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 3d ed (Toronto: Carswell, 1994).
  • Thomas A Mauet, Donald G Casswell, & Gordon P MacDonald, Fundamentals of Trial Techniques (Toronto: Little, Brown, 1995).
  • Christopher Bentley, Criminal Practice Manual: a Practical Guide to Handling Criminal Cases (Scarborough, Ont: Carswell, 2000).

Relevant Statutes

  • Criminal Code,RSC, 1985, c C-46.
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,SC 1996, c 19(if drug offence).
  • Canada Evidence Act, RSC, 1985, c C-5.
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982 being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c. 11(particularly ss 7 – 14, 24 (1) and (2)).
  • Identification of Criminals Act, RSC, 1985, c I-1.
  • DNA Identification Act, SC 1998, c 37.
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