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 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

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours:

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. Join us for this session presented by 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: $75.00 + GST = $78.75

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 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

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. Experienced criminal defense lawyer, Saul Simmonds, will provide the basic information you need to answer these questions and he will point you toward relevant case law and legislation.

While this webinar is designed for practitioners who do not specialize in criminal law, it 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