Criminal Law Perspectives 2017

Course Date: May 6, 2017

Total: 5h 13min

Welcome and Introduction

Search of Electronic Devices

Practical Consideration with Electronic Devices

  • the physical logistics of how police officers get into devices
  • practical aspects of how police conduct Digital Field Triage (DFT) searches
  • how to present or challenge DFT report evidence
  • how to effectively cross-examine DFT officers

Peter Edelmann — Edelmann and Company, Vancouver 
Jay Fogel — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Port Coquitlam
Corporal Paul Wrigglesworth 
Investigator, E Division Integrated Technological Crime Unit, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey

The Law Surounding Electronic Device Searches 

  • the legal framework
  • the main cases
  • update on the law

The Honourable Judge Patrick L. Doherty — Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver
Jay Fogel — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Port Coquitlam
Elizabeth P. Lewis — Cobb St. Pierre Lewis, North Vancouver

Networking Break

Specialized Searches

  • the legal framework and the interests to be protected
  • law offices and Parliamentarian offices
  • recent developments in the law

Mark P. Bussanich — Discipline Counsel, Law Society of BC, Vancouver
Anila D. Srivastava — Wilson Butcher, Vancouver
Alexander M. Willms 
— Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Surrey 

Networking Lunch 


The Law of Privilege 

  • privileges as a law of evidence
  • legal advice privilege
  • litigation and settlement privilege in the criminal context
  • waiver of privilege

Corporal David Lee(IHIT) Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey
Michelle Wray 
— Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Surrey 

Informant Privilege 

  • a deeper look at informant privilege
  • practical and practice-related considerations
  • issues for counsel

The Honourable Judge James I.S. Sutherland — Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
Sergeant Crystal Heisler E Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey
Brock Martland 
— Martland & Saulnier, Vancouver 

Networking Break 

Roadside Detention, Arrest, and Search 

Roadside Stops 

  • conceptual framework
  • main cases
  • developing areas and issues

The Honourable Judge Gregory Rideout — Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
Kristy NeurauterMyers, Karp, Patey & Allingham, Vancouver
Sergeant James Paulsen — Investigator Development Program (IDP), Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Chilliwack

Closing Remarks