From the Blog

What to Expect When Going to Court

Much has changed in Alberta Courts with the COVID pandemic. Many court appearances are conducted “remotely” via telephone. It is important to check the Alberta Courts website in that regard so that you do not miss a court appearance even with the pandemic.

The Role of Criminal Defence Lawyers

Defence lawyers ensure that the rights of accused persons are protected throughout the criminal process. Once a defence lawyer is hired by an accused person, there are a number of steps which a defence lawyer would typically go through in representing their clients.

Alberta Bans Carding by Police

Distrust in the police among certain racialized groups is not unusual or uncommon. Police and RCMP in Canada have a history of poor police practices, notably in relation to Indigenous, black Canadians, and other people of colour. One such practice is what is known as “carding”.

Choosing Effective Legal Representation

Ensure that you choose effective legal representation. In the case of R v Sauverwald, 2020 ABCA 388, the Court considered whether or not the trial counsel’s assistance to the client was ineffective.