From the publisher that brought you the Criminal Law Series, Emond Publishing presents The Lawyers Lounge podcast. Hosts Danielle Robitaille and Lisa Jørgensen cover issues of local and national importance and discuss recent criminal law cases from across Canada.
Lawyer to Lawyer: Ask Us Anything
Covering everything from the ridiculous to the hard-hitting truths, our hosts answer your questions, including fictional characters that have impacted advocacy style, biggest career mistakes, and how to keep up with new case law. Stay tuned for Lisa’s big news!
Inside the Courtroom: Virtual trials and the Sharma decision
Find out how to advocate effectively in the virtual courtroom with Sana Halwani from Lenczner Slaght. Criminal defence lawyer Nader Hasan discusses all aspects of the Sharma decision, including Gladue factors, Section 15, the implications on mandatory minimum sentences, and the availability of conditional sentences.
Guest speakers: Nader Hasan, Sana Halwani
Fighting systemic racism in the criminal justice system
Danielle and Lisa present the second “Lounge Star” Award to Anthony Morgan, Emily Lam, and Faisal Mirza for their extraordinary work on the Sentencing and Parole Project, a non-profit organization that prepares enhanced pre-sentence reports for Black people marginalized by poverty and racial inequality. Sherif Foda discusses his novel approach to section 278 applications in a new segment called “How’d You Do That?”
Guest speakers: Anthony Morgan, Emily Lam, and Sherif Foda
Tackling challenges: impact of Bill C-75, work-life balance, building your profile, and the intersection between immigration and criminal law
Learn about the status of litigation challenging Bill C-75 with criminal defence lawyer Michael Lacy. Find out what criminal lawyers should know about immigration law with Cathryn Sawicki, how to balance family life and a busy criminal law practice with Harpreet Saini, and how to build your profile in the community with Danielle and Lisa’s quick-fire advocacy tip.
Guest speakers: Michael Lacy, Cathryn Sawicki, and Harpreet Saini
13 Jurisdictions, 1 Pandemic: How COVID-19 has Impacted Courts Across Canada
Get a sense of what’s happening in the criminal justice system with Danielle and Lisa in this bonus episode. Lawyers from every province and territory share how COVID-19 has impacted the operation of local courts, jury trials, and bail hearings across Canada.
Guest speakers: Daniel Brown, Bob Buckingham, Jonathan Coady, Deborah Hatch, Vincent Larochelle, James R. McConnell, Lida Sara Nouraie, Katherine Oja, Joel E. Pink, Jay D. Watson, Lana Walker, Kevin Westell, Gerri Wiebe