Criminal Law

2020 Northern Bar - Part 4 of 4
Criminal Defence Response to New Driving Legislation
June 12, 2020

This presentation provides a defence perspective on the impacts of recent changes to the impaired driving laws in the Criminal Code. Some of the potential Charter issues with the new laws are highlighted, as well as changes to defences that were previously available to an accused. Further information is provided on changes to the “drug driving” provisions and traffic stops, generally.

Presenter: Mark Wasyliw, Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe Law

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75

2020 Northern Bar - Part 3 of 4
Review of New Impaired Driving Laws
June 12, 2020

Sgt Mark Hume, RCMP Unit Commander of North West Traffic Services, delivers this presentation on the new provincial Immediate Roadside Prohibition program. A helpful explanation is provided about how this program differs from the federal criminal impaired driving laws. The current RCMP processes regarding roadside screening demands are also shared.

Presenter: Sgt. Mark Hume, Unit Commander, North West Traffic Services

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75

2020 Northern Bar - Part 2 of 4
Substances, Stigma and Support
June 12, 2020 

Addictions can affect our clients and other members of our community in a variety of ways. This presentation provides an extensive overview of what addictions are, how they affect us, and some of the treatments available. You will learn more about some of the root causes for addictions and understand the medical view of addictions as a form of illness.

Presenter: Dr. Ginette Poulin, Medical Director, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75

2021 Northern Bar - Part 1 of 3
Focus on Criminal Law

June 4, 2021

Practical guidance is provided to criminal law practitioners on handling a large caseload with complex files and the particular considerations when providing service in different communities. The challenges of communicating with clients during the pandemic, when opportunities for in-person interaction are reduced, is also addressed. The two main topic areas:

  • Advocating on a circuit
  • Adult sentences for youth offenders

The Honourable Mr. Justice Kenneth Champagne, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
The Honourable Judge Theresa McDonald, Provincial Court of Manitoba
Dave Phillips, Phillips Aiello
Patrice Miniely, Justice Manitoba, Public Prosecution
Hillarie Tasche, Legal Aid Manitoba, Regency Community Law Centre

CPD hours: 3 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $95.00 + GST = $99.75

Criminal Law Forum about Firearms
June 3, 2022
Jointly presented with the Northern Bar Association

Judge Todd Rambow moderates this practical session designed to equip you with the basics you need to know and the questions you need to ask when dealing with a criminal matter involving use of a firearm. This session addresses particular considerations from both the Crown and defence perspectives, and you will also learn about classification, operability and testing of firearms from an RCMP Firearm Enforcement Support Specialist.

The Honourable Judge Todd Rambow, Provincial Court of Manitoba
Corporal James Helyer, National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST)
Vanessa Gama, Justice Manitoba - Public Prosecution
Adam Hodge, Simmonds & Associates

CPD hours: 2.75 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $85.00 + GST = $89.25

Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know
March 16, 2015

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 provides guidance on determining which process (NCR, Mental Health Court or is it just a mitigating factor) is appropriate for your client’s best interests. 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

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Manitoba's New Mental Health Court
October 10, 2012

Manitoba’s Mental Health Court began hearing cases in May 2012. This new court is supported by a multi-disciplinary team and could be an excellent opportunity for your client. In order to access the court certain parameters and processes must be followed. Hear from key members of the “Mental Health Court team” to be sure of:

  • The criteria that must be met for an accused to qualify
  • The application process
  • How the program works
  • What your role as counsel will be

Chair: The Honourable Judge John Guy, Provincial Court of Manitoba

Susan Helenchilde, Justice MB Public Prosecutions
Ken MacKenzie, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Peter Tonge, Legal Aid MB - Phoenix Community Law Centre
Dr. Frank Vattheuer, Health Sciences Centre Forensic Psychiatry

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25

Self-Represented Litigants Series: Criminal Law Context
December 1, 2015

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

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

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Criminal Law
April 17, 2019

How many times have you been asked a question that falls outside your regular area of practice? Whether it’s your cousin at Thanksgiving dinner who asks something he’s “always wanted to know”, or a client who approaches you with an issue unrelated to their file, because you are the lawyer they assume you will know the answer.

This webinar is focused on frequently asked questions in the area of criminal law. An experienced criminal defense lawyer provides the basic information you need to answer these questions and point you toward relevant case law and legislation.

While designed for practitioners who do not specialize in criminal law, this session will also serve as a good refresher for those who do. Topics include:

  • Impaired driving - What happens if I refuse the breathalyzer or swab (cannabis)?
  • Distracted driving - Do I have to hand over my phone to a police officer who says I was texting?
  • Privileged communications - Can what I tell my therapist or doctor be disclosed to the police or used against me in court?
  • Consent to sexual activity – What constitutes valid consent and what factors can inhibit such consent?
  • Do I only get one phone call if I’m arrested?

Presenter: Saul Simmonds, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75