Month: December 2018

BC Government Quietly Introduces Massive Overhaul to 24 Hour Prohibitions for Drugs

At a time when everyone was distracted by cannabis legalization and the impending changes to the Criminal Code to allow random breath testing, the BC Government quietly enacted some changes to the Motor Vehicle Act to make it harder to dispute a 24 hour for drugs.

​These changes deserve attention and explanation. Because as a result of cannabis legalization, it is inevitable that more people will be facing 24 hour prohibitions from driving.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Twenty Nine

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we address three unusual cases. The first involves what was perhaps the humble beginnings of the greatest bowl of mashed potatoes of all time. The second involves what was perhaps the awful beginnings of the worst bowl of Rice Krispies of all time. And the third involves what was perhaps the humble beginnings of a beautiful and loving relationship. Oh, probably not.

Tune in to find out why all of these are part of what is definitely not the worst week of Weird and Wacky Wednesdays of all time!

Court’s Decision Time: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the unreasonable delay and the time that judges take to make a decision.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. …

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode Thirty Four

This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Paul Doroshenko of Acumen Law Corporation about legal ethics, and how he made them intersect with driving law by giving out some super-cool Acumen branded vehicle air fresheners. Then, we talk about some of the more in-depth concerns that are raised by Bill C-46, surrounding both legal ethics and how charge assessment decisions will have to change. Finally, we finish off with the decision by an Ontario police force to name and shame impaired driving. It’s definitely a jam-packed episode worth a listen this week.

You can listen online on SoundCloud, PlayerFM, or subscribe on iTunes!

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Twenty Eight

This week on the Weird and Wacky Wednesday legal roundup, the BC Supreme Court gives some pretty helpful guidance on how not to import a car to China. Then, we examine just how a cartoon character can be issued a speeding ticket and arrested. Finally, we see that the use of emojis has finally started to trickle its way into our court system, and discuss how this evidence will be interpreted in cases to come.

All this after the jump!

Effective Representation of Indigenous Clients: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the effective representation of Indigenous clients.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. …

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