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David Kerzner speaks at tax summit

Posted by irwinlaw on July 26, 2017 in authors and tax law.

On July 6, David Kerzner, co-author of International Tax Evasion in the Global Information Age, addressed the annual HLB International Tax Summit on "Tax Evasion: Strategies for International Organizations in the New Age of Global Regulatory Compliance" in Toronto, whose members include accounting firms from 140 countries. According to Kerzner, financial organizations seeking to avoid scandals, especially in the new frontier of online payment platforms, need to include global regulatory compliance as part of their company’s culture.

Authors weigh in on Omar Khadr debate

Posted by irwinlaw on July 26, 2017 in authors and criminal law.

Omar Khadr’s case has commanded the July news headlines, and our Irwin Law authors have weighed in on the outcome. For your reading pleasure, we’ve listed some clippings featuring their commentary below:

  1. CBC.ca: What 3 legal minds say about the Omar Khadr settlement - featuring commentary from Lorne Sossin
  2. From Craig Forcese’s National Security Law Blog: A Once & Final Parsing of the Legal Context for the Khadr Settlement and Twelve Points about the Khadr Saga
  3. National Post: The Canadian government brought Omar Khadr home from Guantanamo Bay. Was that enough? Lorne Sossin weighs in
  4. CBC.ca: Can the Speer family collect Khadr's settlement money? Stephen Pitel comments
  5. CBC's Metro Morning radio show: Lorne Sossin discusses what the law teaches us about the Khadr settlement
  6. The Globe and Mail: Stephen Pitel discusses legal battle and payout to Omar Khadr
  7. The Globe and Mail: Co-author of International and Transnational Criminal Law (2/e) Rob Currie comments on the Khadr settlement

David Vaver and Kent Roach invested into the Order of Canada

Posted by irwinlaw on May 12, 2017 in authors and awards.

Our sincere congratulations to David Vaver and Kent Roach, who were both invested into the Order of Canada today.

From the Governor General of Canada Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony press release:

"Kent Roach has made outstanding contributions to protecting our civil liberties. A long-time professor at the University of Toronto, he is also a skilled litigator who has participated in some of the most significant Charter rights cases of the last few decades. His far-reaching involvement in social justice has spanned forums as diverse as the Ipperwash, Arar and Air India inquiries, as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In recent years, he has also emerged as a leading figure in counterterrorism studies whose voice is among the most influential in contemporary debates on the limits of security."

"David Vaver is Canada’s preeminent scholar of intellectual property law. A professor at Osgoode Hall, professor emeritus at Oxford University, and the former director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, he has improved society’s ability to contend with the legal implications of technological change. He is relied on by the courts for the balance that his work strikes between the rights of intellectual property holders and users, and he has served as an advisor to governments around the world seeking to modernize their intellectual property regimes."

Honourable David M. Paciocco appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Posted by irwinlaw on April 7, 2017 in authors.

Irwin Law would like to congratulate the Honourable David M. Paciocco, co-author of The Law of Evidence 7/e and Jury Selection in Criminal Trials: Skills, Science, and the Law and author of Getting Away With Murder: The Canadian Criminal Justice System upon his elevation to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

"The Honourable David M. Paciocco, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He replaces Mr. Justice J.I. Laskin, who elected supernumerary status effective September 1, 2016.

Prior to Mr. Justice David M. Paciocco's elevation to the Court of Appeal, he sat as a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa. Considered one of Canada's pre-eminent legal minds in the law of evidence and criminal procedure, his appointment to the Ontario Court of Justice was widely applauded. Throughout his career as an academic and judge, his work has been widely cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, Canadian courts of all levels, the Privy Council, and courts in New Zealand and Australia.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, in a family with Italian roots, and with a maternal grandmother with status in an American Chippewa band, Justice Paciocco earned his law degree from the University of Western Ontario and then pursued graduate studies at the University of Oxford, where he received a B.C.L. During the entire tenure of his academic career as a professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, he concurrently worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney and then as a criminal defence lawyer at Edelson Clifford d'Angelo LLP. These dual roles informed his work, both as Commission Counsel to the Taman Inquiry into the Investigation and Prosecution of Derek Harvey-Zenk and his prolific academic writing. He has authored or co-authored five books, including the treatise The Law of Evidence, and more than 150 academic chapters and articles. Justice Paciocco has received numerous awards for his contribution to the law, including the Mundell Medal (2002) and a honourary doctorate from Laurentian University (2005).

Excerpts from Mr. Justice Paciocco's judicial application can be accessed at the following link."

Read the entire news release here.

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