On April 5th, 2018 MCM hosted the first of a multi-part series on taking a file upstairs to the SCJ. Step 1: get through the prelim in less than 18months. Welcome to the Post-Jordan Prelim
On January 24, 2018 MCM launched the 2018 season with a guest appearance by the Honourable Justice Griffiths. His Honour spoke candidly to the group about oral and written advocacy, Charter litigation and graciously took questions from the lively crowd.
no materials were distributed at this session
On December 13, 2017 MCM's final session of the year was held and the time honoured xtravaganza reached a new pinnacle. Thanks to MGM for hosting the apres-sesh.
The abbreviates session covered crown openings and closing.
On November 15, 2017 MGM, Tansey and Mack presented Part 2 of this MCM special feature.
The session topics included:
Part B - cell phone location
1. GPS location vs. Cell site location
2. Use the Excel file, not the PDF file
3. Get a cell site map from the provider
4. Plotting cell site locations on a map
5. Plotting cell site locations on Google Earth
6. When should you call an expert (or non-expert) witness?
On November 1, 2017 Sgt Al Reed from the OPS high tech unit joined MGM, Dallas Mack and Louise Tansey for a fireside chat about cell phone records.
This session was part 1 of a 2 part series. No powerpoint was prepared for this session though some materials were reviewed. Below are some of the topics covered
Part A - cell phone content
1. Use UFED reader, not the PDF file
2. Watch your 6:00 in UTC-4)
3. Searching and presenting content in Timeline View
4. Searching and presenting in Conversation View
5. Uses of photograph metadata
6. Special considerations when the identity of the user is in dispute
7. When should you call expert evidence?
On September 7th, 2017 Matthew Geigen-Miller and Louise Tansey presented on similar fact evidence. The session was replete with calling card, signatures, hallmarks and fingerprints.
Materials to follow
On May 3rd 2017 Dallas Mack, Louise Tansey and Matthew Geigen-Miller presented the only way you will ever want to manage your exhibits from now on: the exhibit brief.
This was a practical session with instruction from the creator of the ebrief on how the heck to put one of these together.
No powerpoint for this sessions
On Wednesday April 26th, 2017 MCM revisited an updated version of an MCM classic. The session contained 15 min of professionalism hours and was presented by Matthew Geigen-Miller and Louise Tansey
On Wednesday February 22, 2017 MCM 2.0 was launched. MGM and Louise Tansey presented Offence Tune-Up: The Mechanics of a Sexual Assault Prosecution.
On March 30th, 2016 Matthew Geigen-Miller put together a fabulous presentation on the Crown and the media. Tony Spears, formerly of the Ottawa Sun was in attendance and offered his perspective on things.
No Comment: the Crown and the Media (powerpoint)
On March 2nd, 2016 MCM launched the start of a new season MGM revisited his favourite topic Crown Misconduct. In addition to our live studio audience in Ottawa we were joined by our friends and colleagues from around the province via teleconference and webex.
On September 30th, 2015 MCM's first ever bar to bench presenter delivered an exciting session on Cross-Examination: A View from the Bench. Former ACA, now The Honourable Justice Rob Wadden joined us for a terrific and candid session.