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Legal Resources

Derstine Penman has gathered together below a collection of links you may find helpful in understanding the criminal process in Canada and what is required to become a criminal defence lawyer:

Sites to Help You

Jurist Canada – Criminal Legal News
The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted
The Criminal Lawyers’ Association
Peel Criminal Lawyers Association
Legal Aid Ontario
http://www.brooksandmarshall.comJohn Howard Society

Criminal Law Related Statutes

The Canadian Criminal Code

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Ontario E-Laws (Database of Ont. Law)

Criminal Proceeding Rules of the Ontario Courts

Federal E-Laws (Database of Cdn. Law)

Criminal Law Resources

CanLii (Canadian Legal Information Institute)

The Law Society of Upper Canada

Advocates’ Society

Queen’s Law School Legal Research Manual

LSUC Rules of Professional Conduct

Quicklaw / Lexis Nexis Canada

Duhaime Law – Criminal Law Resources

Our Courts

The Ontario Courts

The Supreme Court of Canada

The Federal Court of Canada



Important Government Websites

The Ontario Attorney General

List of Ontario Court Addresses

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.)

Toronto Police

Peel Regional Police

Durham Regional Police

Law Schools

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

Dalhousie Law School

Université Laval Faculté de droit

University of Manitoba

McGill University

Université de Montréal Faculté de droit

University of New Brunswick

Osgoode Hall Law School

University of Ottawa

Queen’s University

University of Saskatchewan

Université de Sherbrooke Faculté de droit

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Western Ontario

Canadian Current Events

CBC News
Globe & Mail
Toronto Star

Toronto Sun

Historical Links

Old Bailey Online

For addresses, telephone numbers and maps to get to all the GTA courthouses click here.

More information about these and other courthouses can be found at the Ministry of the Attorney General website.

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