CBA Criminal Justice Conference

Apr. 21, 2018
Vancouver BC

The Pre-Trial Motion Puzzle

 Agenda | PDF Registration Form

A successful pre-criminal trial motion can mean the difference between a withdrawal of charges and a guilty verdict at the end of a months-long trial. Whether you prosecute or defend criminal matters, you need to be versed in the many – often complex – pre-trial motions available to you and your client.

Our ever-popular fact scenario movie format will set out a hypothetical, and our panels of judges and Crown and defence counsel from across Canada will cover the various pre-trial motions that can arise in a criminal trial and how best to conduct them.

Join us in Vancouver this spring for insight from some of the country’s foremost criminal law experts and network with your peers from across the country.

Topics we’re planning to cover include:

  • Severance Motions
  • Delay Motions
  • Vukelich Motions
  • Preparing Witnesses for Pre-trial Motions
  • Hearsay Motions
  • Similar Fact Motions
  • Corbett Applications
  • Bail Applications


As well as covering substantive and procedural law, each session will have a segment devoted to professional ethics and/or practice management.


On-line registration is now open. To register online (credit card only) please click the REGISTER NOW button on the right-hand side of the page. To pay by cheque, please complete and return the PDF Registration form.  

Please note your registration will not be processed until payment has been received.

Conference Rates




CBA Members

$490 + taxes



$290 + taxes


Young Lawyers

$445 + taxes $467.25


$590 + taxes



There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to March 21, 2018. No refund will be given after March 21, 2018. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St,
Vancouver, BC
V6C 2W6

Reserve your room by contacting the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver  directly at 1-800-441-1414 and mention the CBA Criminal Conference to obtain the preferred rates starting at $199/night. Or book using the following link:

The preferred room rate is available until March 6, 2018 (subject to availability). 



Book online at to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Vancouver (YVR). You must quote promotion code 83C7Y4R1 at the time of booking and must book online.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.

WEST JET: WestJet is pleased to offer 10% off the base fare and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Vancouver and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.. You must use the discount code ZWGT1AN at the time of booking and you must book online.



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Marianne Pelletier
1-800-267-8860, ext. 189