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October 2020

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www.canadianlawyermag.com 41 Summary Conviction Offence Cases Starts November 14, 2020 Online - Live & Interactive Get the knowledge and practical skills you need from a faculty of over 30 judges, defence lawyers and Crown Attorneys Learn more and register at: osgoodepd.ca/summary THE OSGOODE CERTIFICATE IN HANDLING Topics include: • Disclosure: When to ask for it, what to look for and how to identify what's missing • Pre-trials: Strategies for getting the most out of the Crown pre-trial and judicial pre-trial • Case law: An in-depth discussion of recent cases of interest bearing on summary conviction procedure Plus! Intensive workshops on making sentencing submissions on a guilty plea, as well as cross examining a witness at trial Meng Wanzhou case, having participated in her bail hearing, dealing with an immigration issue respecting her bail security. Another situation, successfully handled by firm partner Steven Meurrens, is the adoption case of a girl in the Dominican Republic, with a deceased Dominican mother and a Haitian father, whose prospective adoptive parents in Canada were having trouble because of her stateless status under DR law. Rosenberg says the firm receives calls from large companies from the U.S. and other jurisdictions looking to move their North American headquarters to Canada. It's not only because of how COVID-19 is being handled here, he says, but more generally, the difficulty some firms with operations in the U.S. are having obtaining visas for employees who come from other parts of the world. Moving these foreign workers to a Vancouver office, for example, can make things much easier from a visa perspective, he says. Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell LLP Toronto migrationlaw.com One of the best parts of immigration law, says Joel Sandaluk, a partner at Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell, are the stories that people tell about why they want to come to Canada and how they got here. "Everybody that comes to us is so special, so unique," says Sandaluk. He adds that, in the days before COVID-19, it would not be unusual to see clients waiting in his reception

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