Peter Sankoff, “You Shall Not Pass!” – Improper Crown Cross-Examination: Understanding and Spotting Violations
11am MST, Friday, 13 November 2020
As a Minister of Justice, the Crown cannot cross-examine in the same manner as the defence, but it is not always easy to spot when the Crown is “crossing the line”, and treading into dangerous territory. In this seminar, Professor Sankoff will take you through all of the areas of concern, and get you prepped to make the correct objection to improper Crown cross-examination!$45.00
Steven Penney – Detention After R v Le
11am MST, Friday, 11 December 2020
Professor Penney is back! Did the SCC’s decision in R v Le signal a new approach to “detention” under sections 9 and 10 of the Charter? In this seminar, Professor Penney will explore the implications of Le, including the revised approach to determining when a “psychological” detention arises, the newfound importance of race, and the scope and limits of the investigative detention power. He will also examine several contentious issues not addressed in Le, including pretextual roadside stops and the standard for conducting safety searches.$45.00
Peter Sankoff, Don’t Say That Again! – Understanding and Addressing the Rule Against Prior Consistent Statements (Part 1)
11am MST, Friday, 8 January 2021
Most people think the hearsay rule is the most complex common law rule of evidence, but the rule against prior consistent statements is quickly making a strong case to take the crown. In this hour seminar, we’ll look at the rule, its rationale and how to be able to spot a prior consistent statement. We’ll also talk about jury charges and the theory of exceptions.$45.00
Peter Sankoff, Solicitor Client Privilege (Part 1)
11 am MST, Friday, 22 January 2021
Our first seminar geared towards civil litigators, or those who practice mainly in that area, this seminar will delve deep into the rule that still causes as much litigation as any other in the civil realm. Useful for all, it will distinguish between confidentiality and privilege, look at what it means to “communicate for a legal purpose” and introduce the distinction between solicitor client privilege and litigation privilege.$45.00
Section 24(2): Current Trends (Professor Steven Penney)
Recorded: April 2020, 90 minutes
This seminar highlights the key components of the section 24(2) application. It includes a review of the post-Grant jurisprudence, an examination of empirical findings on how the provision is implied across Canada, and a discussion of the future of the exclusionary remedy.
Among other issues, Professor Penney addresses the oft-neglected “obtained in a manner” requirement, the relevance of police training, the intricacies of the “discoverability” doctrine, the relevance of racial profiling, and the possibility that the SCC’s recent decision in R vs Omar may herald a newfound reluctance to exclude.$30.00
Hearsay Exceptions: An Overview of the Law
Recorded: 7 April 2020, 85 minutes
In this seminar, Professor Sankoff looks at the principled approach to hearsay exceptions, explaining how this affects admissibility.
It includes detailed coverage of most of the major exceptions to the rule including spontaneous utterances, admissions, admissions against interest, business records and the residual exception.$30.00
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