Civil Law for Criminal Lawyers 2012

Course Date: February 11, 2012

Welcome and Introduction

James S. Humphry — Humphry Paterson, Richmond
Gerri-Lyn Nelson — Ministry of Attorney General, Richmond

ICBC vis-a-vis CCC: How Criminal Court Proceedings May Affect Civil Matters

  • ICBC matters: prohibitions, licensing, insurance, and outstanding suits
  • the Apology Act

James T. McBride — Hammerberg Altman Beaton & Maglio LLP, Vancouver
David D. McWhinnie — Stevens Virgin, Vancouver
Mark V.C. Virgin — Stevens Virgin, Vancouver

Networking Break

A Wills and Estates Refresher: Cocktail Party Questions

  • wills and estates in the context of criminal acts

Tara R. Britnell — Hamilton Duncan Armstrong and Stewart Law Corporation, Surrey

Civil Forfeiture on Criminal Files: “Dude, They Took My Grow Lamps and Stuff”

  • personal property
  • real property

J. Douglas Eastwood — Legal Services, Ministry of Attorney General, Vancouver 
Shannon Gerrie — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver 
Robert G. Kroeker — Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Victoria
John R. Neal — Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions, Ministry of Attorney General, Vancouver 

Lunch With Featured Speaker: "Online Presence and Privacy: A Balanced Approach"

Riaz Bassari — Manager, Corporate Security, Ministries of Attorney General, PSSG & MARR, Victoria

“I Swear”: Civil Affidavits, etc in Criminal Courts

  • a civil approach to criminal experts
  • admissibility and use of civil affidavits, discovery transcripts, and civil transcripts in criminal trials

Patrick L. Doherty — Patrick Doherty Law Corporation, Vancouver
Joseph M. Doyle — Johnson Doricic Doyle Sugarman, Vancouver

Family Law: The Ties that Bind and Gag...

  • family law essentials—a refresher including legislation and types of orders
  • the relationship of family law to criminal law including
    • drafting no contact and no go orders
    • types of orders
    • affidavits
    • parental abduction

The Honourable Mr. Justice Terence Schultes — Supreme Court of British Columbia, New Westminster
Robert W. Mostar — Pryke Lambert Leathley Russell LLP, Richmond

Networking Break

“Lemme in…”: Immigration Law and Criminal Proceedings

  • the effect of a criminal proceeding or conviction on your immigration status in Canada
  • the effect of a Canadian criminal proceeding on your ability to enter the United States

Samuel D. Hyman — Burns, Fitzpatrick, Rogers, Schwartz & Turner LLP, Vancouver
W. Scott Railton — Cascadia Cross-Border Law, Bellingham, WA 

Closing Remarks

James S. Humphry — Humphry Paterson, Richmond
Gerri-Lyn Nelson — Ministry of Attorney General, Richmond