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The Ins and Outs of Evidence Law

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15 minutes
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75 minutes
Matthew Gourlay
Dannan Hawes
Brock Jones
Renee Pomerance
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
90 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Calling all criminal lawyers! Come join us and learn from defence counsel and the bench on a diverse range of topics relevant to criminal evidence law. Discussion will include strategy and tactics on how to present evidence in court, as well as recent case law impacting this ever-changing area.  The TLA is fortunate to have three of the authors of the best selling Emond Publication “Modern Criminal Evidence” to provide you with practical, accurate and timely guidance on this important and difficult area. 

Topics will include:

  • Tips from the bench on evidentiary issues, especially in sexual offence

  • prosecutions

  • Authenticating digital evidence

  • Examination of witnesses including sexual offences and child witnesses

  • Refreshing a witnesses’ memory

  • Cross examining a witness on prior statements

  • Advocacy as an evidentiary tool

  • Opinion Evidence: where have we been, where might we go?

  • Common sense vs. stereotypes/ hidden assumptions/ circumstantial evidence

This is the must-watch criminal evidence program you need to confidently succeed in court!


Matthew Gourlay

Dannan Hawes

Danann Hawes, Senior Publisher, Practice and Professional Licensing, has over 17 years' experience building content, the first 12 years of his career spent at LexisNexis Canada where he held the role of Director of Content. In that role, Danann managed large content acquisitions teams responsible for all domestic publishing activity, digital and in print, across all market segments. Danann switched gears in 2015 when given an opportunity to create a bespoke practice division (resources for practicing lawyers) at Emond Publishing.  Working closely with the marketing and sales departments, Danann has been able to build a successful practice program and a new revenue stream for the business.  The standout performer has been the “Criminal Law Series”, the 2018 recipient of the Hugh Lawford award for excellence in legal publishing and the 2019 Walter Owen Book Prize.  In his spare time, Danann is a screenwriter and published short story author.

Brock Jones

Renee Pomerance

The Honourable Renee Pomerance was a lawyer with the Crown Law Office - Criminal Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario in Toronto. She was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in November 2006. Justice Pomerance received a Bachelor of Laws in 1987 and a Bachelor of Science (Honours - with distinction) in 1984 from the University of Toronto and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1989. She practised with Crown Law Office - Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario (1989-2006) with leaves of absence to act as counsel to the Honourable Peter Cory during his involvement in the Weston Park Inquiry in the United Kingdom (2002-2003), and to act as Senior Advisor at the National Judicial Institute, Ottawa (2003-2004). Her practice expertise was in the areas of criminal law, constitutional law, and judicial education.

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