Counsel for the Defence

The Bernard Cohn Memorial Lectures in Criminal Law

Overview

The Bernard Cohn Lecture in Criminal Law is delivered annually at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. This volume brings together lectures by fifteen of Canada’s leading criminal lawyers and jurists. The collection has been edited by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., who is a member of the Lecture Series Trust and who delivered the first lecture in 1987.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Mr. Justice Saul Nosanchuk
Introduction - Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.

PART ONE: Proof and Innocence
Chapter 1: Innocence and Proof: R. v. John Alexander MacKenzie - Joel E. Pink, Q.C.
Chapter 2: Susan Nelles: The Defence of Innocence - Austin Cooper, Q.C.
Chapter 3: The Presumption of Guilt: Experiences from Milgaard and Other Cases - Hersh Wolch, Q.C.
Chapter 4: Thomas Sophonow: A Long Road to Innocence - G. Greg Brodsky, Q.C.

PART TWO: A Variety of Defences
Chapter 5: Revisiting the Insanity Defence: The Capital Murder Trial of Matthew Charles Lamb - Mr. Justice Saul Nosanchuk
Chapter 6: Sleepwalking as Non-Insane Automatism: R. v. Parks - Marlys Edwardh
Chapter 7: Automatism — Legitimate Defence or Legalized Irresponsibility:R. v. Joudrie - Noel C. O'Brien, Q.C.
Chapter 8: The Mystique of Science: The Influence of Experts on the Administration of Criminal Justice - Brian H. Greenspan
Chapter 9: Taking the Law into Your Own Hands: Child Abduction and the Defence of Necessity - Raphael H. Schachter

PART THREE: Defence Counsel and the Truth
Chapter 10: Reflections on a Half-Century of Criminal Practice - Hon. G. Arthur Martin, Q.C.
Chapter 11: The Art of the Advocate: R. v. Thatcher - Hon. Gerald N. Allbright
Chapter 12: You Can't Judge a Crown Brief by Its Cover: How Preliminary Inquiries Can Avoid Unnecessary Trials - David M. Cohn
Chapter 13: The Murder of Bruce Lorenz: The Role of Defence Counsel - Edward L. Greenspan
Chapter 14: Do We Care about the Truth? Real Truth v. Legal Truth - Hon. Michel Proulx, Q.C.

PART FOUR: From Law to Politics
Chapter 15: From Defence to Offence: Criminal Law Practice as a Prelude to Politics - Frank J. McKenna, P.C., Q.C.

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