Nuts and Bolts: Litigating Charter Applications and Appeals (Archived Video Stream) 

Nov. 30, 2012
Toronto Online


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Leading practitioners and academics will discuss the nuts and bolts of making and responding to applications and appeals under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This innovative new program is aimed at both experienced lawyers seeking information about new trends in Charter litigation and new lawyers growing their practice in this area.

Program Chairs:

Ranjan Agarwal, Bennett Jones LLP


Michael Fenrick, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP


Ewa Krajewska, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP




Ranjan Agarwal, Bennett Jones LLP




Crafting and Responding to Charter Applications


•             Procedural and jurisdictional issues


•             Drafting the pleadings


•             Remedies


Moderator:        Ewa Krajewska, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Panelists:           Christopher D. Bredt, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


                         Shannon Chace,  Ministry of the Attorney General -


                         Constitutional Law Branch


                         Erin Dann, Di Luca Copeland LLP




Marshalling the Evidence: Lay Witnesses and Experts


•             Affidavit or oral evidence?


•             Choosing the right expert


Moderator:        Michael Fenrick, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP


Panelists:            Lesli Bisgould, Clinic Resource Office, Legal Aid Ontario


                          Fay Faraday, Faraday Law


                          Dale Yurka, Department of Justice Canada




Intervening in Charter Appeals: Tips & Tricks


•             Test for interventions


•             Preparing the leave materials


•             Arguing the intervention


Moderator:        J. Gregory Richards, WeirFoulds LLP


Panelists:           The Honourable Dennis R. O'Connor,                                 


                         Associate Chief Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario


                         Rahool Agarwal, Norton Rose Canada LLP


                         Joseph Wilkinson, Lacy Wilkinson LLP


                         Cara Zwibel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association



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