A New Frontier in Criminal Law: Modern Technologies, the Charter and Professional Responsibilities (Archived Video Stream) 

Sep. 5, 2012
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on September 5, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

When can the police search your cell phone or "smart" phone for evidence of a crime? Or your computer? Can they read your e-mail messages? Or access your social networking website without your permission? Can they delve into your peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs anonymously?

Criminal courts in Canada have struggled with addressing the limits of individuals' Charter rights as they attempt to keep pace with these modern technologies and law enforcement techniques. What are the leading cases in this area of the law? And what can we learn from similar debates in the United States?

Familiarity with this emerging field has become essential to the competent practice of criminal counsel. But just what are the current professional rules and guidelines governing lawyers' knowledge of new technologies?

Please join us at the OBA Criminal Justice Section's inaugural dinner program of the 2012-2013 year and enjoy a lively debate from our experienced panel on this exciting and cutting-edge area of criminal law!

The Honourable Justice Sally Marin, Ontario Court of Justice
Emma Rhodes, Defence Counsel; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Toronto
Brock Jones, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Toronto
Jody Berkes, Barrister and Solicitor, Berkes Newton-Smith

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