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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.
 
  
== A. Governing legislation and resources ==
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This chapter provides a reference for self-represented litigants and law students to assist and advise them through each step of the criminal justice process. It highlights the procedures and issues self-represented litigants and law students commonly face in representing themselves or clients in criminal proceedings, sets out the relevant substantive law to assist students in preparing for trial, and includes practice recommendations for students and self-represented litigants.
  
=== Resources ===
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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).
 
* 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.
 

Latest revision as of 17:07, 8 September 2020

This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on July 18, 2019.




This chapter provides a reference for self-represented litigants and law students to assist and advise them through each step of the criminal justice process. It highlights the procedures and issues self-represented litigants and law students commonly face in representing themselves or clients in criminal proceedings, sets out the relevant substantive law to assist students in preparing for trial, and includes practice recommendations for students and self-represented litigants.

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