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National Judicial Institute

New Brunswick Education Seminar: St. Andrews Lectures 2018 XI

Overview

This program brought together judges of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick, the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick. It focused on criminal law with an emphasis on criminal law fundamentals, disclosure obligations and problems, use of police informants, trial management skills, the underrepresented accused, and Supreme Court of Canada updates.

Objectives

The objective of this seminar was to enhance the participants’ substantive knowledge and practical skills in: managing evidentiary and procedural issues in criminal trials; understanding the social context of and managing trials involving underrepresented accused; and reviewing key jurisprudential developments in criminal law.

Summary

Trial judges, Crown prosecutors, and defence lawyers led this program, which included dedicated sessions on disclosure obligations (Crown’s first party disclosure obligation, information about police misconduct, third party records, defence disclosure, and remedies); police agents and confidential informants; stare decisis, the de minimis doctrine, res judicata and post-verdict reconsideration; fresh evidence on appeal; and recognizing issues relating to underrepresented accused.

Date

Jun 7th -
Jun 8th 2018

Number of Participants

43

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