This category includes cpd offerings for lawyers practising in the Criminal Law field

  • Title:               Self-Represented Litigants Series: Criminal Law Context

    Date:               December 1, 2015

    Description: Learn from our experienced panel how to effectively handle various situations in your criminal defence practice involving self-represented litigants.

    Topics will include:

    • When to bring a Rowbotham application
    • When to bring a Section 486 motion
    • Appointment of counsel for cross examination: How is counsel appointed? Can the accused choose their counsel? What is the scope of defence counsel's role?
    • The role of Amicus Curiae and when you should seek an appointment
    • An overview of the recent case law and considerations from the judicial perspective
    • Practice management issues

    Presenters:      Judge Anne Krahn, Provincial Court of Manitoba Sarah Inness, Campbell Gunn Inness  |  Jennifer Mann, Prosecutions Division, Manitoba Justice

    Run Time:        65 minutes

    MCPD hours:    1 hour

    EPPM hours:     1 hour

    Price:                $40 + GST ($42.00)

  • Title:               Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know

    Date:               March 16, 2015

    Description: Forensic psychiatry is a reality for many accused persons.  There are a number of options to consider when you suspect that a mental illness may be impacting your client’s behaviour and decision-making ability.  It is important to understand the practical, legal and health implications of the options as you advocate for your client.  Our expert panel will provide guidance on determining which process (NCR, Mental Health Court or is it just a mitigating factor) is appropriate for your client’s best interests.
    At this program you will learn about:

    •  The basics of mental illness
    • Practicalities and process of fitness assessments
    • Changes to the Mental Health Court
    •  Board of Review
    • Role of the expert giving testimony
    •  And much more!

    Moderator: Sarah Inness, Campbell Gunn Inness
    Dr. Jeff Waldman, Medical Director of Adult Forensic Services, Health Sciences Centre
    Ken Mackenzie, Manager of Community Forensic Mental Health Services, WHRA

    Run Time:        1.5 hours

    MCPD hours:    1.5 hours

    EPPM hours:     0 hours

    Price:                $50 + GST ($52.50)

  • This presentation on October 10, 2012 discussed the operation and parameters of Manitoba's new Mental Health Court.

    Chair:   The Honourable Judge John Guy

    Panel:   Susan Helenchilde (Justice MB Public Prosecutions)

                Ken MacKenzie (WRHA)

                Peter Tonge (Legal Aid MB - Phoenix Community Law Centre)

                Dr. Frank Vattheuer

    Time:           1.5 hours

    CPD Hours:  1.5

    Cost:            $75.00 plus GST ($78.75)

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