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31st Annual Criminal Law Conference 2019: Sexual Assault Panel 2 – Legislative Update

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.25
10 minutes
Substantive: 0.5
30 minutes
Natasha Calvinho
Peter Doody
Solomon Friedman
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
45 minutes
$89.00 plus tax
31st Annual Criminal Law Conference 2019
Includes Handouts

This panel will cover the new legislative changes implemented over the last year, with specific focus on applications under the new 276 and 278.91-92 regime. Two defence lawyers who have experience bringing these applications, and one of the first judges in Canada to rule on these new applications, will specifically discuss: the new rules with respect to bringing third party record applilcations for sexual offences; how to deal with evidence in the accused’s possession; approaching applications to introduce evidence of prior sexual activity;  the basics of what ought to be included in these applications; strategic considerations; and your professional responsibilities to your client.

Professionalism topics include:

  • 1.6 Duties related to advocacy
  • 2.9 Conducting effective client interviews and client meetings to properly prepare for defending these types of cases
  • 2.12 Managing client expectations related to fees and disbursements
  • 4.1 Practising with civility in the courtroom while litigating these cases
  • 4.2 Treating the court, tribunal, opposing counsel, parties and others with courtesy and respect
  • 4.3 Refraining from sharp practice


Natasha Calvinho

Natasha holds an undergraduate Honours Law degree from Carleton University and a juris doctor from the University of Toronto, where she graduated in 2002. Natasha was called to the bar in July of 2003 and practices exclusively in the area of criminal defence litigation. She specializes in trial litigation, both jury and non-jury matters at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court; with a particular emphasis on lengthy serious criminal matters. In January 2016 she left a partnership to start her own law firm – Calvinho Criminal Defence.

Justice Peter Doody

Justice Peter K. Doody was called to the Ontario bar in 1982 and the Nunavut bar in 2010. A partner with the firm Borden Ladner Gervais since 1990, Justice Doody carried on a large and varied litigation practice focused on public and administrative law, commercial litigation, insurance law, and arbitration, together with regularly acting as criminal defence counsel. He frequently acted for governments at all levels and ministers of the Crown. He appeared as counsel in and to a number of commissions of inquiry, including as counsel to former Prime Minister Chretien in the Gomery Inquiry, as a senior Commission counsel in the Elliot Lake Inquiry, and as counsel to the Correctional Investigator in the Prison for Women Inquiry. He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario and Nunavut, including the Supreme Court of Canada on a number of occasions. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada in a number of categories. He has been a sessional lecturer at the law schools at Queen's University and the University of Ottawa, and in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, in criminal law, conflict of laws, public law, and civil procedure. Justice Doody was appointed in 2016.

Solomon Friedman

Solomon Friedman is a criminal defence lawyer from Ottawa, with the firm Edelson & Friedman LLP. Prior to his call to the bar, Solomon clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Justice Morris Fish. His 12-year-old daughter thinks he is the best lawyer in Canada. Her twin brother disagrees

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