Session 25: Xmas Xtravaganza

On December 19, 2012 MCM-Group gathered to solemnly celebrate x-mas, Quanza and Hanukkah as only MCM-group knows how, by sitting around eating cupcakes and talking about the law, lamenting our inglorious mistakes and revelling in our minor successes. 

Assistant Crown Attorney Matthew Humphreys graciously attended and discussed the use of powerpoint in sentencing submissions. 

As promised xtravaganza worthy snacks and refreshments were provided. 


Session 7: Appearing Before the OCJ

This was a special session of MCM-Group. The Honourable Justice Nadelle of the Ontario Court of Justice spoke to MCM-Group about his own personal likes and dislikes in trials and guilty plea court. Justice Nadelle offered insight, constructive criticism and fielded questions from the crowns.

This session was held on January 28, 2012 and was organized by Louise Tansey and James Cavanagh and presided over by Justice Nadelle.

OCJ Perspectives- suggested talking points

Session 4: The Youth Criminal Justice Act

This session focuses on the Youth Criminal Justice Act and some of the unique aspects of this legislation with a particular emphasis on sentencing and bail. Crowns will discuss what circumstances is a youth custody eligible and the requirement for a responsible person in a bail hearing.

This sesssion was held on November 21, 2011 and was presented by Fara Rupert and Matthew Geigen-Miller.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act

Session 2: The Guilty Plea Court

This session is intended to address the various issues that arise in guilty plea court. From dealing with the various expectations of the judiciary to deciphering the criptic notes in files the issues that arise in the guilty plea court are varied and the pace intense.

The materials distributed at this session included a statement of the law on Crown re-elections and were drafted in response to a real case from guilty plea court.

This session was held on September 12, 2011 and was lead by Louise Tansey and supervised by Dallas Mack.

Crown Elections and Re-Elections Or What I Meant to Say was the Opposite