Author Archives: Alice Woolley

About Alice Woolley

LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (Toronto), B.A. (Toronto). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Access to Justice in Criminal Law

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Access to Justice in Criminal Law Case Commented On: R. v Moodie, 2016 ONSC 3469 (CanLII) The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees everyone the right to retain and instruct counsel on arrest or detention. What … Continue reading

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A National Code of Conduct?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: A National Code of Conduct? Document Commented On: The Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct I like the Federation of Law Societies’ Model Code of Conduct. It’s not perfect.   But … Continue reading

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What Ought Crown Counsel to do in Prosecuting Sexual Assault Charges? Some Post-Ghomeshi Reflections

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: What Ought Crown Counsel to do in Prosecuting Sexual Assault Charges? Some Post-Ghomeshi Reflections Case Commented On: R v Ghomeshi, 2016 ONCJ 155 The Ghomeshi trial made me think about the ethical duties of prosecutors … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Canadian Legal Ethics Stories – 2015

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Top Ten Canadian Legal Ethics Stories – 2015 Year’s end invites assessment of what has passed. For me, that includes reflection on the most significant developments in legal ethics over the year (Reflections from … Continue reading

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When Judicial Decisions Go from Wrong to Wrongful – How Should the Legal System Respond?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: When Judicial Decisions Go from Wrong to Wrongful – How Should the Legal System Respond? Case Commented On: R v Wagar, 2015 ABCA 327 (CanLII) Introduction Judges make wrong decisions. As I discussed in a … Continue reading

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