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Articles

  • CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

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    The Criminal Lawyers Association was among a select group of organizations invited to make submissions to Justice Iacobucci on the following topics: TPS policies, procedures and practices TPS training, and training at the Ontario Police College Equipment used by TPS Psychological assessments and other evaluation of TPS police officers and officer candidates Supervision and oversight […]

    Posted by Daniel Brown in Articles on July 25, 2014

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  • Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinions

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    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are a few simple guidelines that help separate the “sage” from the “scooper”: LSUC Rule 6.03(8) permits second opinions, but […]

    Posted by Craig Penney in Articles on April 16, 2014

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  • Legal Aid Ontario’s mental health strategy misses the mark

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    Recently the Toronto Star posted an article on a new mental health strategy announced by Legal Aid Ontario. This is our Association’s response: Letter to the Editor – Re: Legal Aid Ontario releases pioneering mental health strategy: Goar Legal Aid’s sudden commitment to improving the level and quality of legal services it provides to the mentally ill is encouraging, […]

    Posted by CLA admin in Articles on December 10, 2013

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