Gladue Submissions


Course Date: November 15, 2018

Total: 10h 12min

Day 1

Welcome and Introduction


Opening Prayer

Jim Kwes' Kwestin Kew  Musqueam First Nation, Vancouver



What is Gladue: Overview and History

  • addressing over-representation of Indigenous people in the legal system
  • living under the justice system: the revolving door
  • impacts of government laws, policies, and practices on Indigenous people
  • judicial notice

Halie Kwanxwa'loga BruceCedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
Pamela Shields — Barrister & Solicitor, Chilliwack
Mitch Walker — Vice Chair, Gladue Writers Society of BC, West Kelowna
Rosalie C.N. Yazzie — BC Aboriginal Justice Council, Nesika Law Corporation, Westbank


Break

 

Gladue and the Current State of the Law

  • case law update: the scope of Gladue
  • how was Gladue developed
  • roles and duties of the court

Mark K. Gervin  Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Benjamin Ralston Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Law, Saskatoon


Questions and Discussion


Lunch with Featured Speaker

"Locking Up Natives in Canada: Indigenous Peoples and the Law 30 Years Later”
Michael A. Jackson, QC — Professor Emeritus, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of BC, Vancouver


Therapeutic Justice and Trauma Informed Practice

  • application of Gladue to specific Indigenous groups
  • over-incarceration of Indigenous women: looking at alternatives
  • Gladue in the youth context

Laura A. Matthews Matthews Mediation, Mission
Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce
 Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
Ardith Walpetko We’dalx Walkem, QC
Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack


Break

 

Gladue Reports

  • Gladue myths busted
  • what are Gladue reports and who is doing them, how to get them, and how to apply for them
  • Gladue reports and pre-sentencing reports: what is the difference
  • what constitutes "restorative justice"
  • challenges when there is no treatment or other options available
  • resources

Joleen Steininger — Gladue & Administrative Assistant, Indigenous Services, Legal Services Society of BC, Vancouver
Mitch Walker
 Vice Chair, Gladue Writiers Society of BC, Kelowna


View from the Bench

  • reconciling retributive and restorative justice approaches
  • Gladue reports
  • best practices for Gladue submissions

The Honourable Judge Alexander Wolf Provincial Court of BC, Surrey


Closing Questions and Comment


Day 2 

Welcome


Gathering Information: The Interview

  • trauma-informed practice and re-traumatization
  • how to approach client for information
  • how to approach other people who have information
  • tools for success: link between information and assisting the court

Halie Kwanxwa'loga BruceCedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
Sandra Sinclair — First Nations Duty Counsel, Prince George
Mitch Walker
Vice Chair, Gladue Writers Society of BC, West Kelowna


Faculty Demonstration: A Gladue Interview


Break

Gathering Information: Interview Practice in Breakout Rooms

Rhaea Bailey  Manager, Indigenous Services, Legal Services Society of BC, Vancouver
Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce
 Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack

Chris Darnay Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Brian Dybwad 
Managing Partner, Parents Legal Centre, Legal Services Society of BC, Campbell River
Jeffrey T. Campbell, QC
 Peck and Company, Vancouver

Mark K. Gervin  Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Laura A. Matthews  Matthews Mediation, Mission

Raymond D. Phillips, QC  Barrister & Solicitor, Lytton
Pamela Shields — 
Barrister & Solicitor, Chilliwack
Sandra Sinclair  
First Nations Duty Counsel, Prince George
Michael D. Smith 
Managing Lawyer, Criminal Law Services, Legal Services Society of BC, Vancouver
Mitch WalkerVice Chair, Gladue Writers Society of BC, West Kelowna


Networking Lunch (provided)


Making a Submission:  Gladue Submissions on Bail and Sentencing

  • what to do with the report when you get it
  • with and without a report: what to highlight
  • best practices for making Gladue submissions
  • defence and Crown experiences
  • Gladue and First Nations/Indigenous courts

Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce  Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
Brian Dybwad Managing Partner, Parents Legal Centre, Legal Services Society of BC, Campbell River
Raymond D. Phillips, QC — 
Barrister & Solicitor, Lytton

Faculty Demonstration: Making a Gladue Submission


Break


Making a Submission: Practice in Breakout Rooms

Rhaea Bailey  Manager, Indigenous Services, Legal Services Society of BC, Vancouver
Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce
 Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack

Jeffrey T. Campbell, QC  Peck and Company, Vancouver
Chris Darnay Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Brian Dybwad 
Managing Partner, Parents Legal Centre, Legal Services Society of BC, Campbell River
Mark K. Gervin — 
Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Laura A. Matthews  Matthews Mediation, Mission

Benjamin Ralston
— Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Law, Saskatoon
Pamela Shields — 
Barrister & Solicitor, Chilliwack
Sandra Sinclair  
First Nations Duty Counsel, Prince George
Michael D. Smith — 
Managing Lawyer, Criminal Law Services, Legal Services Society of BC, Vancouver

 

Questions and Discussion, Closing Plenary