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The Lawyers Lounge Podcast
65 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Ep.10 – The Big SCC Cases in 2021, Part II, COVID-19 and Parenting: The Impact on Legal Practitioners & “Fact or Fiction.”
On this week's episode of “The Lawyers Lounge,” tune in to the second part of guest speaker Eric Gottardi's fascinating walk-through of the most anticipated cases from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in 2021. These include the high-profile cases of: R. v. J.J. on the constitutionality of Bill C-51 and the new sexual assault s.278 provisions, and; R. v. Sharma on assessing the limits of conditional sentencing and mandatory minimums for disadvantaged groups. We then dive into Harpreet Saini's discussion with Emma Rhodes on the challenges of parenting, lawyering, and COVID-19. The Lawyers Lounge is pleased to announce its exciting new segment – "Fact or Fiction" – in which Danielle and Matt Gourlay compete to guess which fact patterns are ‘fact’ and which are ‘fiction’. Special Guests: Eric Gottardi, Harpreet Saini, Emma Rhodes
47 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Ep.9 – The Big SCC Cases in 2021 & Parenting During COVID-19: The Struggles of Legal Practitioners During Lockdown
Welcome back guest speaker Eric Gottardi! Learn which Supreme Court of Canada cases to look out for in 2021. Cases referenced include R. v. Khill — the Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in his driveway, R. v. Sullivan/R. v. Chan — the future of the non-mental disorder automatism defence through self-induced intoxication, and more! Find out what Stephanie DiGiuseppe wrote on behalf of the CLA, addressing the unspoken challenges faced by legal practitioners who are also caregivers during the lockdown. Special Guests: Stephanie DiGiuseppe and Eric Gottardi.
48 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Ep.8 – 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!
52 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Ep.7 – Starting Your Own Firm: Practical Considerations and Strategies
Discover how to start your own firm as Frances Mahon discusses practical considerations, including managing a tight budget, building a client base, taking on associates, raising your profile, running a practice through a pandemic, and more. Special Guests: Frances Mahon
76 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Ep.6 – 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
74 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Ep.5 – 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
56 minutes | May 28, 2020
Ep.4 – 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
74 minutes | May 6, 2020
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
52 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Ep.3 – The realities of practising remotely, cross-examining police witnesses, and Gerald Chan on “The Virus of Anti-Asian Prejudice”
Join Danielle and Lisa as they discuss the challenges of practising criminal law remotely and supporting clients who are currently in custody. Gerald Chan, president of FACL and partner at Stockwoods LLP, addresses the realities of Asian Canadian racism in the age of COVID-19 and the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in the Adler case.Special Guest: Gerald Chan
43 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Ep.2 – Remote lawyering in the age of COVID-19 and reporter Jacques Gallant on covering legal affairs
Danielle and Lisa discuss the realities of remote lawyering and electronic hearings and share advocacy tips for working effectively with Crown counsel. The hosts are also proud to announce the first “Lounge Star of the Month”: Jacques Gallant, the Legal Affairs Reporter for the Toronto Star. Join us to hear his thoughts on covering the Canadian criminal justice system. Guest Jacques Gallant
12 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
COVID-19 Diaries Continued
What does a trial lawyer do without a courthouse to go to? Danielle Robitaille and Lisa Jørgensen continue their discussion of COVID-19 and the ongoing impact it has had on Canada's criminal justice community.
42 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Ep.1 – The COVID-19 diaries and Eric Gottardi on SCC cases to look for in 2020
Join Danielle and Lisa as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system, recent court decisions, tips on managing relationships with clients, and the best legal advice they’ve ever received.Learn more about major criminal law cases on the Supreme Court of Canada docket for 2020 with senior partner Eric Gottardi of Peck & Company in Vancouver.Since this episode was recorded, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in K.G.K., which can be found at https://decisions.scc-csc.ca/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18217/index.do. Having called it correctly, Eric Gottardi probably wishes he was a betting man after all.
2 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
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, recent criminal law decisions, and lawyer life hacks with distinguished guests from across Canada.
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