Facing The Modern Day Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Law (Archived Video Stream) 

Jun. 4, 2014
Toronto Online

Facing The Modern Day Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Law
Criminal Justice | Original Program Date: June 4, 2014

Criminal law practitioners have all been there - that moment your heart sinks because you believe you have stepped into an ethical minefield. What do you do? Who do you call for help? The ethical dilemmas we face today have expanded from dealing with bloody shirts and loaded guns to recovered text messages and secret social media pages.

View a lively panel discussion on modern ethical dilemmas facing criminal lawyers. Senior Crown and Defence counsel will be joined by a respected jurist from the Superior Court of Justice to engage in a spirited debate encompassing the following areas:

  • Handling the media in a high-profile case
  • Concerns about opposing counsel’s lack of professionalism
  • Addressing witnesses and clients who may have perjured themselves
  • Uncovering the digital “smoking gun”
  • Investigating the online lives and social media pages of witnesses and jurors


Michal Sokolski, Assistant Crown Attorney; Chair, OBA’s Criminal Justice Section Executive


The Honourable John McMahon, Superior Court of Justice
Michal Fairburn, Defence Counsel, Stockwoods LLP
Philip Kotanen, Deputy Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General


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    For 1 to 3 Participants
    CBA Member: $50*
    Non-Member: $80*

    For 4 or more Participants
    CBA Member: $75*
    Non-Member: $145*
    *plus applicable taxes



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