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B.C. court lays down longest ever sentence from a BCSC criminal investigation

B.C. court lays down longest ever sentence from a BCSC criminal investigation

The court convicted a Parksville man of two counts of criminal fraud over $5,000

CBA working group comments on proposed changes to medical assistance in dying legislation

CBA working group comments on proposed changes to medical assistance in dying legislation

The working group has members from different legal areas, such as human rights, estates and trusts

New legal toolkit aims to help counsel representing clients in sexual assault cases

New legal toolkit aims to help counsel representing clients in sexual assault cases

The toolkit covers the law on admissibility of evidence of complainant’s sexual activity

Excessive speeding, even momentarily, can be departure from reasonable standard of care: SCC

Excessive speeding, even momentarily, can be departure from reasonable standard of care: SCC

On appeal as of right, majority finds trial judge’s focus on momentariness of speeding was an error in law

COVID-19 court closures forcing long-overdue use of technology, say lawyers

COVID-19 court closures forcing long-overdue use of technology, say lawyers

Courts are implementing video and telephone conferencing as well as remote filing

Ceilings set in Jordan don’t apply to verdict deliberation time, SCC rules

Ceilings set in Jordan don’t apply to verdict deliberation time, SCC rules

Jordan ceilings apply from date of charge until actual or anticipated end of evidence and argument