Notes from the Presentation on Bill C-75 and Changes to Jury Selection

On November 22, prominent Edmonton defense lawyer Brian Beresh and his articling student Dwight Dakers addressed the ELLA membership and a few other guests on the topic of jury selection in the light of the newly in- force Bill C-75. He gave us a brief lesson on the history of juries and jury selection and the state of the law prior to the September 19, 2019 changes.  Mr. Beresh then outlined some of the concerns that both Crown and Defence lawyers have with the new legislation, in particular the removal of peremptory challenges. Though the intent was to give the accused a more representative jury, the outcome may be to the contrary.  The verdict is still out as to whether these new provisions should be applied retrospectively, and we are awaiting Court of Appeal rulings on this issue. Please see the attached PowerPoint PDF for further details. 

BILL-C-75

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Join us for our cardinal winter gathering…

Thursday, December 19, 5:00-8:00 pm
at The Riverside Bistro
1 Thornton Court (99 Street & Jasper Ave – Marriott Hotel)

ELLA will host appetizers for Members
$10 charge for Non-members
Not a member?  You can buy your membership at the party!

RSVP to ellaexec@gmail.com by Tuesday, December 17, 2018.
And don’t forget to fill in your membership form if you haven’t renewed it yet for 2019/2020. We can take your membership payment at the gathering.

Hope to see you there!

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HeadStart 2020 Call for Volunteers

Dear ELLA Members,
The HeadStart Committee is seeking volunteers to begin planning HeadStart 2020!
The committee will meet once a month, over lunch (12-1), and will plan, organize, and execute this legal research training event for recent law school graduates. Please consider getting involved in this practical and valued event!

We are seeking volunteers or nominations for the following positions

  • Assessment Chair
  • Treasurer/ELLA Liaison
  • Events Coordinator
  • Programming Chair
  • Communications Coordinator

Please see this HeadStart Committee Document for more information on these positions.

To volunteer, please fill out this Volunteer Submission Form.
Deadline has been extended to: December 13, 2020

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Time’s a Tickin’…Renew Your ELLA Membership!

Hello All! This is a general reminder that now is the time to renew your membership with ELLA for the 2019/2020 season.

We have some exciting activities planned for our members over the coming months and we don’t want you to miss out! (And we’re pretty sure you don’t want to either!)

Please fill out our membership form and submit payment to our Treasurer, either in person or by mail. Any questions? Please email us at ellaexec [@] gmail.com.

Mailing address:
Edmonton Law Libraries Association
PO Box 47093
62 Edmonton City Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart)
Edmonton, AB T5J 4N1

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Presentation on Bill C-75 and Changes to Jury Instructions

Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites you to a Presentation on Bill C-75 and the Changes to Jury Instructions, with Brian A. Beresh, Q.C.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
**NOTE VENUE CHANGE**
Boardroom B2 at the Edmonton Law Courts, North
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

There will be door prizes!

 
Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Please RSVP to ellaexec [@] gmail.com by Wednesday, Nov 19, 2019 

We are currently accepting membership renewals and applications for the 2019/20 membership year!

Membership dues are $25, please complete this membership form. Our treasurer will arrange for payment.
NB: Students qualify for free membership.

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