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Awaiting the Verdict: Are Trials by Jury Still a Thing?

Awaiting the Verdict: Are Trials by Jury Still a Thing?

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Stephen Bernstein
Paolo Giancaterino
Michael Johnston
Robert Maranger
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
50 minutes
$109.00 plus tax
CCLA Criminal Law Conference 2016
Includes Handouts

How to run a jury trial from A to Z.


Stephen Bernstein

Paolo Giancaterino

Paolo is a partner with Langevin Morris Smith LLP. He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2006 and immediately commenced his articles at Langevin Morris Smith LLP. He then joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2007. Paolo’s practice consists of a variety of legal disciplines, including criminal defence litigation, civil litigation and administrative law. He has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, along with numerous boards and tribunals. Paolo is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa and the Carleton County Law Association. He is actively involved in the legal community. Paolo is currently serving as the secretary for the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. He has attended as a speaker at a number of legal conferences and seminars. Paolo is also an instructor with the Department of Laws at Carleton University where he has taught law since 2009.

Michael Johnston

After he obtained his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy from Queen’s University in 2006, Michael pursued his dream of becoming a lawyer at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law. He graduated with “Great Distinction” in 2009. Michael was fortunate to receive academic awards, including The Gabe Burkhart Memorial Award in Criminal Law, The Douglas Schmeiser Prize in Criminal Procedure and The Honourable David H. Wright Prize in Sentencing. Additionally, Michael has published numerous academic papers in various peer reviewed journals. After law school, Michael completed his articles of clerkship with Greenspan Humphrey Lavine in Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French. Michael is also a Founder and the current President of the Barristers for a Better Bytown.

Justice Robert Maranger

Justice Maranger graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1984 and was called to the Bar in 1986. He practiced Litigation in the City of Sudbury from 1986 to 2001, including Criminal, Civil and Family Litigation. His practice included six years as an agent for the Federal Government, prosecuting cases under the Control Drugs and Substances Act, conducting trials in both English and French. Justice Maranger is the Past-President of the Sudbury District Law Association from 1995 to 1996. Justice Maranger was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice on October 31, 2001.

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