All posts by Adriene Shapka

Criminal Courtroom Shock and Awe: The Importance of Crown Disclosure

    Whether you’re a fan of Boston Legal or Law and Order, you’ve no doubt seen an episode where a Crown Prosecutor wins his or her case by producing a surprise piece of evidence or witness during a trial. The Defence Lawyer usually has no idea this evidence or witness exists and is helpless … Continue reading Criminal Courtroom Shock and Awe: The Importance of Crown Disclosure

The “Wrong” in Wrongful Dismissal

    Alberta’s current recession has placed a lot of emphasis on one’s employment situation, and I’ve been fielding a lot of questions regarding wrongful dismissal claims as of late. Generally speaking, employers can terminate employees’ positions with or without cause. With cause means that the employee has done something which is considered to end … Continue reading The “Wrong” in Wrongful Dismissal