Ep.16 – A Conversation with David Rudolf and Sonya Pfeiffer
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by Emond Publishing
10M ago
Join Danielle as she sits down with American criminal defence duo, David Rudolf and Sonya Pfeiffer. David, who gained international recognition for his representation of Michael Peterson, and Sonya Pfeiffer, an award-winning journalist and criminal defence lawyer, give us an inside look at their lives and careers in Toronto, and why they left America for Canada.   Following the Peterson case, David pivoted his practice to wrongful conviction litigation, while Sonya focused on civil litigation and family law. Witnessing the polarization and divisiveness seeming to consume Am ..read more
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Ep.15 – An Interview with Mona Duckett
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by Emond Publishing
1y ago
In this special episode, Danielle interviews widely esteemed trial and appellate counsel Mona Duckett. Defence counsel in several high-profile cases over her four decades in the legal profession, Mona gives an inside look at two of her most publicized cases. R v. NRR, 2014, ABQB 282, a youth criminal justice case involving police entrapment through a “Mr. Big” undercover operation by the RCMP. R. v Naslund, 2022, ABCA 6, an appellate manslaughter case involving domestic violence, battered women syndrome, overcharging, and unethical plea bargaining. During high-profile cases like NRR, and Nas ..read more
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Ep.14 – Lawyers Lounge/ The Law School Show: The Crossover Episode
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by Emond Publishing
2y ago
The Lawyers Lounge and the Law School Show have combined forces to bring you our first crossover episode. With summer student recruitment wrapping up across Canada, future careers are at the forefront of every law student’s mind. LLP host Danielle Robitaille, LSS regular Maddison Tebbutt, and guest star Dr. Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich team up to provide law school students with invaluable advice for life after law school.  In this episode, Danielle reflects on her journey from law school to legal practice, looking back on her mistakes and sharing her wisdom. She discusses her decision t ..read more
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Ep.13 – In Conversation with Marie Henein
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by Emond Publishing
2y ago
Join Danielle as she sits down with one of Canada’s leading criminal defence lawyers, Marie Henein. They discuss the unique professional obstacles for women practicing criminal law, reflecting on their personal experiences and choices that helped them achieve success.   In her new autobiography, Nothing but the Truth, Marie describes her journey from her childhood in Cairo to her prominent legal career in Canada. By providing an honest explanation of her role in the justice system and recounting  ..read more
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Ep.12 – A panel discussion on sexual offence litigation: Her Majesty the Queen v. J.J., procedural barriers, and personal challenges
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by Emond Publishing
2y ago
Join Danielle and criminal defence lawyers, Daniel Brown and Janani Shanmuganathan as they discuss the current state of sexual offence litigation in Canada. Learn about the status of the Supreme Court of Canada case R. v. J.J. and the constitutional challenge to key provisions in the Criminal Code (ss 276 and 278) that impact sexual offence litigation. They examine the hurdles that the defence bar must overcome and how current legislation can undermine an accused’s fair trial rights. Our guests shed light on the personal and professional challenges of defending against sexual assault charges ..read more
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Ep.11 – Criminal Law and Mental Health, a thought-provoking roundtable
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by Emond Publishing
2y ago
Join Danielle and criminal lawyers, Erin Dann and Maya Kotob (Anita Szigeti Advocates) as they discuss the challenges and rewards of representing clients with mental health issues. In this episode, our guests shed light on their experiences practicing at the intersection between criminal law and mental health law. They examine the difference between advancing legal interests and the therapeutic interests of clients and discuss key solutions to some of the challenges lawyers face in practicing in the mental health space. Other topics include: The importance of mentorship How crucial is a work ..read more
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Ep.10 – The Big SCC Cases in 2021, Part II, COVID-19 and Parenting: The Impact on Legal Practitioners & “Fact or Fiction.”
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by Emond Publishing
3y ago
On this week's episode of “The Lawyers Lounge,” tune in to the second part of guest speaker Eric Gottardi's fascinating walk-through of the most anticipated cases from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in 2021. These include the high-profile cases of: R. v. J.J. on the constitutionality of Bill C-51 and the new sexual assault s.278 provisions, and; R. v. Sharma on assessing the limits of conditional sentencing and mandatory minimums for disadvantaged groups. We then dive into Harpreet Saini's discussion with Emma Rhodes on the challenges of parenting, lawyering, and COVID-19. The Lawyers Lou ..read more
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Ep.9 – The Big SCC Cases in 2021 & Parenting During COVID-19: The Struggles of Legal Practitioners During Lockdown
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by Emond Publishing
3y ago
Welcome back guest speaker Eric Gottardi! Learn which Supreme Court of Canada cases to look out for in 2021. Cases referenced include R. v. Khill — the Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in his driveway, R. v. Sullivan/R. v. Chan — the future of the non-mental disorder automatism defence through self-induced intoxication, and more! Find out what Stephanie DiGiuseppe wrote on behalf of the CLA, addressing the unspoken challenges faced by legal practitioners who are also caregivers during the lockdown. Special Guests: Stephanie DiGiuseppe and E ..read more
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Ep.8 – Lawyer to Lawyer: Ask Us Anything
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by Emond Publishing
3y ago
Covering everything from the ridiculous to the hard-hitting truths, our hosts answer your questions, including fictional characters that have impacted advocacy style, biggest career mistakes, and how to keep up with new case law. Stay tuned for Lisa’s big news ..read more
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Ep.7 – Starting Your Own Firm: Practical Considerations and Strategies
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by Emond Publishing
3y ago
Discover how to start your own firm as Frances Mahon discusses practical considerations, including managing a tight budget, building a client base, taking on associates, raising your profile, running a practice through a pandemic, and more. Special Guests: Frances Mahon ..read more
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