Evidence and the Art of Persuasion (Archived Video Stream) 

Feb. 9, 2013
Toronto Online


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Pre-trial motions and Advocacy are an integral part of the criminal trial process. So how does the Crown or defence make the best submissions to admit or exclude evidence that is crucial to its case? Stuck on a similar fact application? Trying to figure out if you need an expert? And how is an alibi going to look under the microscope of the trial process? Join us in discovering the best trial tactics, submissions and decision-making strategies from experienced senior judges and criminal trial counsel. Receive top-notch, original papers. Identify the recent hot cases on evidentiary matters and prepare to be persuasive in court.


Suhail Akhtar, Scarborough Crown Attorney’s Office, Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Law Division
Scott Bergman, Cooper, Sandler, Shime and Bergman LLP
Lesley Pasquino, Crown Counsel, Guns and Gang Initiative, Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Law Division


Introductory Remarks

Fact Scenario: Band of Gold – A Homicide

Similar Fact and Discreditable Conduct
The Honourable Ian V.B. Nordheimer, Superior Court of Justice
Philip Kotanen, Crown Attorney's Office, Ministry of the Attorney - General,
Criminal Law Division - Peterborough
Dirk Derstine, Derstine, Penman

Prosecuting and Defending the Band of Gold Trial
The Honourable John McMahon, Superior Court of Justice
Laura A. Bird, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General,
Criminal Law Division
Paul Burstein, Burstein Bryant Barristers

Recanting Witnesses

The Honourable Gary Trotter, Superior Court of Justice
Brian McGuire, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General,
Criminal Law Division – Peel Region (Brampton)
John S. Struthers, Barrister & Solicitor

Civility and Persuasion (Part 1)
Edward L. Greenspan QC, Greenspan Partners

Judges Panel
The Honourable David Watt, Court of Appeal for Ontario
The Honourable Bruce Durno, Superior Court of Justice - Brampton
The Honourable Gladys Pardu, Superior Court of Justice

Admissibility and Cross-Examination of Experts
The Honourable Michelle Fuerst, Superior Court of Justice - Newmarket
Mary Humphrey, Crown Attorney's Office, Ministry of Attorney General,
Criminal Law Division
David M. Humphrey, Greenspan, Humphrey, Lavine

Civility and Persuasion (Part 2)
The Honourable Michael Code, Superior Court of Justice

Alibi and Alternate Suspects
The Honourable Paul Taylor, Ontario Court of Justice
Marcy Henschel, Counsel, Crown Law Office Criminal,
Ministry of Attorney General - Newmarket
Liam O'Connor, Rusonik, O'Connor, Ross, Gorham & Angelini LLP

Questions and Closing Remarks


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