CBA Criminal Justice Conference

Apr. 8, 2017
Vancouver BC

For more details, please download the PDF Registration Form or the Conference Agenda

Conference Co-chairs:

The Honourable Suhail A.Q. Akhtar
Eric v. Gottardi, Peck and Company

Section 8 of the Charter

Section 8 of the Charter contains one of the most significant safeguards and protections in Canada, covering a wide range of police investigation techniques.

What are the limits of this protection? How does defence counsel exclude evidence that was improperly obtained? What steps does the Crown take in response? What is “step six” of the Garofoli procedure and why has it suddenly re-emerged in the law?

A faculty of senior judges and counsel will offer practice tips through our popular:

  • Fact scenario “movie”,
  • Panels that are not afraid to confront controversy, and
  • Papers written specifically for this conference.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the “finale” session, featuring the Honourable Justice Michael Moldaver of the Supreme Court of Canada.


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

$480 + taxes



$280 + taxes



$580 + taxes




There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to March 8, 2017. No refund will be given after March 8, 2017. 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 $189/night. Or book using the following link:

The preferred room rate is available until March 6, 2017 (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 A9GCAFK1 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.



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Marianne Pelletier
CBA National Office
1-800-267-8860, ext. 189