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Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light: The Law of Consent in Sex Assault Cases & the Intoxicated Client

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30 minutes
Damienne Darby
Emmet J. Duncan
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
30 minutes
$99.00 plus tax
Criminal Law: Ethical and Emerging Issues

There are many ethical and emerging issues that criminal lawyers face day-to-day. This presentation will arm you with the necessary tools to deal with these challenges professionally and confidently. Listen to our panel as it discusses the law of consent and the intoxicated client in a sex assault case & ethical considerations while cross examining during a sex assault case.


Damienne Darby

Damienne Darbyhas worked as a Crown prosecutor with the B.C. Ministry of Justice and Attorney General since 1998.  She has prosecuted a variety of matters in Provincial Courts around the Lower Mainland and in Supreme Court. 

In addition to her prosecution work, Ms. Darby has presented at a number of conferences and workshops, including the Vancouver Police Department's Threat Assessment and Risk Management Workshop, U.B.C. Faculty of Law’s Cross-Campus Dialogue on Trafficking in Children, the Ministry of Justice/OCTIP Consultation (Palermo Protocol: The Second Decade - Building on B.C.'s Response to Human Trafficking), the FREDA National Research Day (Human Trafficking in BC), and the Action Coalition conference on human trafficking in Banff, Alberta.  In 2014, she represented Canada at a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Expert Group Meeting on human trafficking in Vienna, Austria, and contributed to the resulting Issue Paper on the definition of “exploitation” in the human trafficking context.

Ms. Darby was co-counsel in R. v. Moazami, a lengthy prosecution involving the pimping and sexual exploitation of 11 teenaged girls.

Emmet J. Duncan Law Office Emmet J. Duncan

Emmet Duncan graduated from McGill University’s Faculty of Law in 1997 with an LL.B and UBC’s Faculty of Law with an LL.M in 1998. He articled and subsequently practiced law with Davis & Company (now DLA Piper LLP), before joining the Criminal Justice Branch as a Crown prosecutor in 2002. While Crown counsel, Mr. Duncan prosecuted all types of Criminal Code offences in Provincial and Supreme Courts, including sexual offences. Mr. Duncan commenced private practice in 2008, which has primarily consisted of defending clients against charges under the Criminal Code (including sexual assault), CDSA, Income Tax Act and regulatory offences before the Provincial and Supreme Courts, the Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals.

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