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WE HAVE LIFT OFF.

Introducing Edelson Foord Law.

We’re thrilled to welcome Principal Partner James Foord , Partner Brandon Crawford and Law Clerk / Business Manager Erin Stafford to 200 Elgin, and to announce the launch of our new criminal defence firm, Edelson Foord Law.  

Valérie Bégin and Robin McLachlen, our Articling Students from 2021-2022, will also be joining the firm as Associates in July and August.

Tony Paciocco has been appointed a Partner at the firm.

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Edelson Law Barristers Named One of the Top Criminal Law Boutiques in Canada

Edelson Law Barristers Named One of the Top Criminal Law Boutiques in Canada

Canadian Lawyer Magazine has named Edelson Law Barristers one of the top criminal law firms in the country (2022).  In October 2021, the Canadian Lawyer team asked lawyers, in-house counsel, and clients from across the country to select the criminal law firms that represent the best in the profession. Survey respondents were asked to rank the top firms from a long list provided;…

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You’ve Been Subpoenaed… Now What?

You’ve Been Subpoenaed… Now What?

You confirmed your name to a stranger who then gave you a piece of paper with a somewhat familiar word written at the top of the page: subpoena. You’ve been served. What does this paper mean and what are you supposed to do? What is a subpoena? In the context of a criminal cases, a subpoena is a court order…

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The Ins and Outs of Canada’s Cannabis Act

The Ins and Outs of Canada’s Cannabis Act

A Brief History of the Law Relating to Marihuana in Canada Before the Cannabis Act In the 1920s, the Canadian government criminalized cannabis (Opium and Narcotic Drug Act, 1923).  In 1937, someone was arrested and charged with marihuana possession for the first time in Canadian history.  The message at the time was clear: marihuana was not just bad, it was…

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How Sexual Assault Law Operates in Canada

How Sexual Assault Law Operates in Canada

Just being accused of a sexual assault can be devastating.  But being convicted of a sexual assault is even worse: a conviction can lead to a loss of your livelihood, your reputation, to you being continuously monitored as a sex offender, and for many if not most sexual assaults, going to prison. Indeed, while not the case for sexual assaults,…

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