Archive for October, 2015

Procedure Before Preliminary Inquiry In Alberta

  • October 24, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On June 1, 2004, Parliament proclaimed in force the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2001, SC 2002, c 13 relating to the conduct of the preliminary inquiry in criminal cases in Canada. The legislation enacted what is now s. 536.3 of…

Privacy Is A Human Right

  • October 12, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

When American and Canadian lawyers talk about privacy, they often cast the conversation in terms of a reasonable expectation of privacy. We go there because constitutional jurisprudence drives the conversation in that direction by the application of the reasonable expectation…

The Ethical Parameters of Pretrial Conferences

  • October 2, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The conduct of pretrial conferences in criminal cases continues to generate concerns among defence lawyers in Alberta. I will join the discussion. In this post I will consider the legal regime governing pretrial conferences and the ethical considerations that bear…