Supreme Court Criminal Chambers Practice 2017


Course Date: June 16, 2017

Total: 3h 17min

Welcome and Introduction 

BC Supreme Court Bail: The Law and the Tests 

  • CC ss. 520 & 521: bail review practice after St. Cloud
  • CC ss. 522: murder bail, the practical and the legal
  • CC s. 525 — 90 day review applications, the case law post-Jordan

The Honourable Mr. Justice Terence Schultes — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Dawn Boblin — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
Sandra A. Cunningham, QC — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
David Ferguson — Myers, Karp, Patey & Allingham, Vancouver

Affidavits in Criminal Proceedings 

  • what makes a good affidavit?
  • ethics and professionalism issues
  • practical issues—getting the affidavits done
  • specific topics: affidavits for bail reviews, summary conviction appeals (SCAs), and ineffective assistance of counsel appeals

The Honourable Mr. Justice Allan Betton — Supreme Court of BC, Kelowna
Brent V. Bagnall Managing Lawyer, Large Case Management, Legal Services Society, Vancouver

Networking Break 

Legal Aid Coverage 

  • LSS basics: criminal tariff, criminal case management, appeals
  • show cause appearance coverage
  • bail review coverage
  • summary conviction appeal coverage
  • CC s. 684 appointment of counsel applications

Roderick H.G. Holloway, QC — Managing Lawyer, Appeals, Legal Services Society, Vancouver
Anthony J. Robinson Criminal Case Assessment Lawyer, Legal Services Society, Vancouver

Summary Conviction Appeals 

  • the rules and requirements
  • transcripts and appeal books
  • the law and standards of review
  • ETTA
  • fresh evidence applications

The Honourable I. Bruce Josephson — Retired Justice, Hira Rowan LLP, Vancouver
Garth J. Barriere — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Nicholas M.D. Reithmeier — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, New Westminster

Concluding Remarks