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Solomon Friedman wins Regional Senior Justice Award

(2018-02-15)

E&F LLP managing partner Solomon Friedman was named the 2017 winner of the CCLA's Regional Senior Justice Award, which honours Ottawa lawyers who have made outstanding contribution as litigators or solicitors in the first ten years of their practice.

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Right to Know: ‘Reid’ it and weep — coercive interrogations the norm in Canada

(2014-01-31)

In a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen's Right to Know series, Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman explores the issue of coercive police interrogation techniques.

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Solomon Friedman co-authors Annotated Firearms Act

(2013-07-19)

Lawyer Solomon Friedman, along with co-authors Justice Jonathan Brunet and Ms. Pamela Goode have published a new book with LexisNexis entitled Annotated Firearms Act & Related Legislation, 2013/2014 Edition.

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Our newest initiative - AffordableDefence.com

(2013-04-15)

Edelson Clifford D'Angelo LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its newest initiative - AffordableDefence.com, providing professional legal counsel at affordable rates.

Affordable Defence is staffed by lawyers Dominic Lamb, Solomon Friedman and Giuseppe Cipriano.

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Solomon Friedman: Restraint and proportionality the overarching principles in sentencing

(2012-10-05)

In this column, part of the Ottawa Citizen's "Right to Know" series, Solomon Friedman discusses the principles and purposes underlying Canada's criminal sentencing provisions.

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Solomon Friedman: Bail is a fundamental legal right, not a privilege

(2012-08-23)

In this column, part of the Ottawa Citizen's "Right to Know" series, Ottawa defence lawyer Solomon Friedman explains the legal principles and practical considerations associated with the bail process.

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Ottawa Citizen: Man found not guilty of head-butting officer

(2012-08-21)

A man was found not guilty of head-butting an Ottawa police officer Monday after a judge concluded the Crown had failed to prove the man intended to do it.

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Ottawa Citizen - Man had right to resist illegal arrest, lawyer argues

(2012-08-17)

An intoxicated man had every right to head-butt a police officer after being unlawfully apprehended under the Mental Health Act, a defence lawyer argued Friday.

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Solomon Friedman: Few remedies available when prosecutors go rogue

(2012-07-05)

In this column, part of the Ottawa Citizen's "Right to Know" series, Ottawa defence lawyer Solomon Friedman discusses the remedies available when Crown prosecutors "go rogue".

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Solomon Friedman: Full disclosure rules prevent ‘trial by ambush’

(2012-06-22)

In this column, part of the Ottawa Citizen's "Right to Know" series, Ottawa defence lawyer Solomon Friedman explains the importance of full disclosure to the criminal trial process.

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Solomon Friedman: Crown’s role to be fair, not necessarily to win

(2012-06-01)

In this column, part of the Ottawa Citizen's "Right to Know" series, Ottawa defence lawyer Solomon Friedman explores the role of the Crown Attorney.

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Solomon Friedman weighs in on the gun control debate

(2012-03-31)

Lawyer Solomon Friedman discusses the gun registry and gun control in Canada on Byline with Brian Lilley.

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Solomon Friedman appears before Senate committee

(2012-03-15)

Solomon Friedman appeared before the Senate committee studying the long gun registry act on March 15, 2012.

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Solomon Friedman: Even without Bill C-30, police have considerable search powers

(2012-02-24)

In the ongoing Ottawa Citizen series "Right to Know", Ottawa defence lawyer Solomon Friedman explores police search powers.

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Right to Know - Limits on the right to counsel

(2012-02-10)

Solomon Friedman: Limits imposed on the right to counsel give police too much control

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The limits on the right to remain silent

(2012-01-27)

Solomon Friedman explores the right to silence in the Citizen series "Right to Know".

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Solomon Friedman debates with Senator Romeo Dallaire

(2011-12-14)

Defence lawyer Solomon Friedman appeared as a guest on Sun News' The Daily Brief on December 14, 2011, to debate the topic of a potential Quebec gun registry with Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire.

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PRESS RELEASE - Statement on behalf of the Woods family

(2011-11-17)

The following statement was provided to the Ottawa Citizen on November 14, 2011 by Michael Edelson and Solomon Friedman, counsel to the Woods family.

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Solomon Friedman quoted in the National Post

(2011-11-17)

The National Post reported on an audit by federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart which found that the RCMP, contrary to its obligations, has failed to destroy critical personal records, including those of pardoned and acquitted individuals.

Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman was quoted and made the link between these breaches and the RCMP’s bungling of the long gun registry.

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Solomon Friedman appears before Parliamentary committee

(2011-11-15)

On November 15, 2011, defence lawyer Solomon Friedman testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU). Solomon testified about Bill C-19, the proposed Act to repeal Canada’s long gun registry.

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Solomon Friedman appears on The Arena (Sun News Network)

(2011-10-05)

Solomon Friedman, criminal defence lawyer, appeared on The Arena (with Michael Coren) on the Sun News Network to discuss the topic of self defence in Canadian law and politics.

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Ottawa Citizen - No charges in fatal stabbing during break-in

(2011-09-28)

Arnprior family acted 'appropriately, lawfully and responsibly' in defending themselves, lawyers say after OPP announcement

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PRESS RELEASE - Re Woods family investigation

(2011-09-27)

PRESS RELEASE - Regarding the homicide investigation concerning the events of September 11, 2011 in Arnprior, Ontario.

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Solomon Friedman appears on the Barry Morgan Show for gun control debate

(2011-09-14)

Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman appeared on CJAD Radio's Barry Morgan Show for an interview and debate on the subject of the long gun registry.

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Solomon Friedman appears on the Charles Adler Show (Sun News Network)

(2011-08-12)

On Friday, August 12, Solomon Friedman appeared on the Charles Adler Show (Sun News Network) in a segment entitled “Collector, not criminal where he provided legal commentary on the state of firearms law in Canada.

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Solomon Friedman quoted in Postmedia gun law article

(2011-07-15)

Solomon Friedman, an Ottawa-based lawyer specializing in firearms law, said firearms owners should be pleased with the government's push to protect their rights on the world stage.

"Gun owners will certainly be happy they are not being penalized for the actions of gun traffickers and rogue states, and that they're not being lumped in," he said.

Friedman said gun owners are pleased with the Harper government's position on guns, particularly its plan to repeal the long-gun registry.

"What we're seeing here is a shift in attitude by Canada's government to recognize the legitimate use of firearms by millions of Canadians," he said. "The government of Canada no longer seems to be treating law abiding firearms owners as presumptive criminals."

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Solomon Friedman appears on CJAD Radio to discuss long gun registry

(2011-07-13)

Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman appeared on CJAD Radio's Tommy Schnurmacher show for an interview and debate on the subject of the long gun registry.

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Solomon Friedman launches FirearmsLaw.ca

(2011-05-23)

Criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman has created an online news and information site for firearms owners in Canada.

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Ottawa Citizen - Desjourdy gets top criminal lawyer

(2011-04-12)

The Ottawa police sergeant accused of sexual assault for cutting off the shirt and bra of Stacy Bonds in a now infamous cell block video will be back in court May 19.

Desjourdy will be defended by Michael Edelson, the prominent criminal lawyer who represented convicted sex killer and former colonel Russell Williams.

For Tuesday's hearing, Desjourdy was represented by Solomon Friedman, from Edelson's firm. It is not uncommon for an accused to have a lawyer appear for them during routine administrative court appearances.

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Canadian Lawyer (Cover Story) - Behind the Scenes

(2011-01-11)

In what may have been the biggest murder case of his career, criminal defence lawyer Michael Edelson had no opportunity to unsheathe his most potent weapon. Known for his ability to cripple key Crown witnesses with cutting cross-examination, Edelson struck no blows. His client, 47-year-old David Russell Williams, a former colonel in the Canadian air force and commander of the country’s largest airbase, took the remarkable step of pleading guilty to two charges of first-degree murder. “

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