Sentencing hearing for ‘chair girl’ adjourned before it got started.

Marcella Zoia denies that she posted the infamous video of her throwing the chair to social media, but the crown says she did. Catherine McDonald has more. Learn More.

Great volunteers help cue up Billiards with the Bar fundraiser.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a relaxing evening of pool, music, and great food as Neuberger & Partners LLPHull & Hull LLP, and the Toronto Lawyers Association host the annual Billiards With the Bar fundraiser on Nov. 14, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read More (

Difficult legal road to prove Minassian not criminally responsible.

Proving mass murder suspect Alek Minassian was not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder will be a tough legal challenge, says a leading Toronto defence lawyer. Joseph Neuberger is also a member of the Ontario Review Board which oversees 1500 people who have been found either unfit to stand trial or suffering from a disease of the mind that rendered them incapable of knowing the crime they were committing was morally and legally wrong. Read More (

Chalk one up in the fight against hunger.

Neuberger & Partners LLP, Hull & Hull LLP, and the Toronto Lawyers Association will host an annual fundraising event in support of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program in November.

The sixth annual Billiards with the Bar fundraiser will be held Nov. 14 from 6- 10 p.m. at the Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Toronto, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Banning of CBD user at U.S. border 'ridiculous': Neuberger.

Canadians must heed warnings that even though marijuana products are legal in many states, taking them across the U.S. border is not, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Neuberger, a partner with Neuberger & Partners LLP, says the case of a British Columbia woman who is facing a lifetime ban from the U.S. after carrying medicinal CBD (cannabidiol) oil into Washington state is a perfect example. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

New "Ghomeshi Rules" will turn our courts into a circus

As Canadian judges struggle with the new so-called "Ghomeshi Rules" in accusations of sexual assault, many innocent men may go to prison. Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of sexual assault in a sensational, high profile trial back in 2016. Each of the complainants were deemed by Judge Horkins in that case to have "breached her oath to tell the truth" and even the media, who were mostly salivating for a conviction, had to admit that Ghomeshi should not have been convicted. Read More (

SCC dissenting voices speak volumes in sexual assault case.

It's significant that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) found a trial judge erred in not allowing a line of questioning surrounding the pregnancy of the complainant in a sexual assault case, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

University tribunals are no substitute for courts

The growing concern to address sexual assault allegations on university campuses has resulted in a new vigilance to investigate and litigate allegations against students and faculty with little to no protection of the accused person's fundamental. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Identification evidence is all about reliability: Neuberger

Juries must be very careful when assessing the reliability of eyewitness evidence, as there is a very good chance it is incorrect, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger.

Rape shield amendments interfere with access to justice

A recent case illustrates how amendments to the rape shield provisions of the Criminal Code have "thrown criminal litigation into insane disarray," says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Troubling legislation results from 'knee-jerk' reactions

Hashtag activism and the government's reaction to it have led to bad law, particularly the elimination of peremptory jury challenges, the reduction in preliminary inquiries, and the curtailing of defence rights in sexual assault trials, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger tells

Civil suit connected to Meng's extradition strategy: Neuberger.

A notice of civil claim filed by Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou alleging serious violations of her constitutional rights is "an oblique attack on the extradition process" she is facing, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger tells 900CHML Radio. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Joseph Neuberger's media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on criminal law matters. Here is the most recent list: Read more (AdvocateDaily)

SCC hearing provides hope on relationship evidence.

Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger says he is encouraged by a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) hearing on the admissibility of relationship evidence in cases of sexual assault. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Are police violating your rights by testing for sobriety without cause?

"The argument that you haven't done anything wrong so you should have nothing to hide, does that mean police shouldn't need search warrants to search our homes and our computers?" Neuberger said. Read more (The Globe And Mail).

Canada is using online outrage to make dangerous changes to the criminal code.

Almost a year ago, Prime Minister Trudeau and his Minister of Justice took to Twitter to undermine the Canadian public's faith in our own legal system. Read more (The Post Millennial).

Latest drinking and driving legislation 'unfathomable:' Neuberger

"Troubling" legislation that allows police to demand a breath sample two hours after a driver has parked their car will eventually be contested at the Supreme Court, predicts Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger, whose firm is often retained to run constitutional challenges. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

New law may jail innocent people.

Youtube Link Some laws passed by our government are enacted in ways that are later deemed to be unconstitutional. It happens. And it usually takes years before a successful challenge makes it all the way to Supreme Court to be overturned. Read More(The Post Millennial).

Fight against Bill C-51 just beginning: Neuberger

The legal profession will rise up to challenge the constitutionality of the federal government's proposed Bill C-51 once it becomes law, says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Power to demand breath samples strips civil liberties: Neuberger.

Giving police the power to demand a mandatory breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop is an "unnecessary" erosion of civil liberties that will clog the courts with challenges for years, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger tells Global News Radio. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Scrutiny heightens on NCR findings

Two high-profile criminal proceedings in Toronto have again put a spotlight on the issue of defendants who are found not criminally responsible as a result of mental illness and what needs to be shown before this finding is accepted. Read more (Law Times)

Neuberger urges police discretion in period of marijuana transition.

Police should use discretion with members of the public as they become accustomed to new laws surrounding marijuana possession, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger writes in The Lawyer's Daily. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

Before Oct. 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. On and after Oct. 17, 2018, possessing that cannabis will be perfectly legal. But a person's criminal record for possessing cannabis will remain. Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Billiards event chalks up record sum to feed the hungry

The annual Billiards with the Bar charity event celebrated its fifth anniversary in style, pocketing a record sum to feed the hungry, former Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Joseph Neuberger tells Read more (AdvocateDaily)

Stay serves setback to cops who delay right to counsel: Neuberger

Police who delay an arrested person's right to counsel have suffered another setback in Ontario Superior Court after Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger recently won a stay of charges against a man caught with a backpack full of stolen opioids. Read More (AdvocateDaily)

Fifth Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: Lawyers Feed the Hungry marks 20 years

Fun, food and fundraising make for the perfect combination at the annual Billiards with the Bar charity event, former Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Joseph Neuberger tells Read More(AdvocateDaily)

What to expect if police suspect you are driving on drugs.

It is no mystery why Ontario law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to stay off the road after they have been using any substances that may result in impairment. Driving under the influence of drugs, even certain prescription drugs, raises the possibility that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident that could cause you or others to suffer serious or fatal injuries. Read More(AdvocateDaily)


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