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Bail Panel: Issues in process and pilot project

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.25
10 minutes
Substantive: 0.0
10 minutes
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 0.25
10 minutes
Kelly Cardinal
Sue Morse
Kimberley Pegg
Samantha Robinson
Craig Santos
Robert Wadden
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
30 minutes
$79.00 plus tax
CCLA 30th Annual Criminal Law Conference 2018

This panel will provide an update on issues in bail court, including: the pilot project of Judges conducting bail hearings; the Bail Beds Program run by the John Howard Society; the bail support and supervision provided by the JHS for persons in Mental Health Court; and the bail support and supervision provided by the JHS for persons in Indigenous Peoples’ Court. The panel will also provide a brief update on the state of the law as it pertains to bail. Professionalism and EDI Professionalism content includes:

  • 2.1 Making legal services available to the pubic and related access to justice principles
  • 2.4 Recognizing and being sensitive to clients’ circumstances, special needs and intellectual capacity
  • 6.1 Value of diversity and inclusion
  • 6.2 Understanding power and privilege and unconscious bias
  • 6.3 Impact of daily verbal, behavioural and environmental indignities
  • 6.5 Special responsibilities of lawyers to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario
  • 6.6 How to prevent and address discrimination and harassment in the criminal justice system


Kelly Cardinal

Kelly Cardinal has worked at The John Howard Society of Ottawa since 2007. Kelly has work in a variety of programs during her time at John Howard Society of Ottawa such as: Diversion facilitator, Concurrent Disorder Facilitator, Pre Employment counsellor, Housing worker, Addictions counsellor, Mental Health worker, and Bail Supervisor. Kelly Cardinal is currently The Mental Health Bail Supervisor and has worked in the Ottawa Mental Health Court for 10 Years for the John Howard Society of Ottawa.

Sue Morse

Sue Morse has worked for the John Howard Society of Ottawa since 1985. She has worked in a variety of programs over the years including: Lifeskills Instructor, Coreskills Instructor, Literacy Program Coordinator, Diversion Program Coordinator, Employment Counsellor, Early Intervention Program Counsellor, Counter-Point Program Facilitator and Young Offender Attendance Centre Counsellor. Currently she is the Coordinator of the Bail Verification and Supervision Program. A position she has held since 2005.

Kimberley Pegg

Kimberley commenced her law practice in 1982 following her graduation from University of Ottawa Law School. She has extensive trial experience in criminal defence and representation of parents in Children’s Aid Proceedings. In criminal defence, Kimberley has defended numerous individuals charged with offences related to drugs, assault and sexual assault, domestic violence, fraud, property and dangerous and impaired driving. She has also defended people charged with very serious crimes such as robbery and homicide. In the child protection practice, Kimberley has represented many parties seeking the best outcome for children. Typically, this has meant getting children back to their parents after removal from their home by the Children’s Aid Society. Kimberley has appeared at all levels of the Ontario Courts including appeals to the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Samantha Robinson

Samantha was called to the bar in 2013, and has practised almost exclusively in the area of criminal defence since that time. Samantha joined Addelman Baum Gilbert in 2014, prior to which she was a sole practitioner in Ottawa. During her time with the firm, she has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario including trials and appeals on all charges from simple assaults to homicide. Samantha received her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2012, and her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University in 2009. Over the past four years Samantha has volunteered on the board of directors for Amethyst Womens’ Addiction Centre and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, organizations that assist women in conflict with the law or struggling with addictions.

Craig Santos

Justice Robert Wadden

Justice Robert Wadden was called to the bar in 1992. For the past 20 years he has worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney at the Ministry of the Attorney General. Justice Wadden has extensive experience dealing with witnesses and victims of crime, and has specialized in issues related to mental health and criminal law. Earlier in his career, Justice Wadden worked as an associate at Fasken Campbell Godfrey, and taught at the University of Ottawa law school. He has also been involved in local school councils and youth soccer clubs.

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