Bill C-75 and Summary Conviction Matters

Numerous amendments to the Criminal Code contained in Bill C-75 (SC 2019, c 25) come into force today – September 19, 2019, including a provision that will increase the default maximum penalty for summary conviction offences from six months imprisonment to two years less a day.

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Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 1 – Plan to Succeed

The first in a series of legal research tip posts for Canadian articling and LPP law students. Plan your research before jumping in to a new assignment.

Mid-August brings with it the dog days of summer, the opening of the CNE, back to school sales, and of course, the arrival of articling students. Over the next few months we’ll be running a series of blog posts offering guidance, tips, and techniques to help law students tackle legal research in the practice environment.

Let’s get started with our first tip.

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