“Trials are complex exercises often involving unforeseen developments. The essence of a trial is the re-creation of past human events through the mechanism of human memory delivered by sworn witnesses. Human memory is notoriously fallible and it is, in part, because of this that we utilize the test of cross-examination to ferret-out the truth. With all trials, the lawyer’s challenge is an exercise “in controlling the contingencies of litigation,” to quote the words of the venerated scholar, Professor John Wigmore. In other words, no matter how in-depth our preparation was, we knew that unanticipated matters would arise as the trial progressed.” Richard Peck “Tough Crimes”
- IT’S ALL OVER BUT SETTING THE DATE – Both the House of Commons and the Senate approved the Cannabis Act. Legal sales are likely to begin before the end of summer.
- After being disengaged with the poor cousin, Legal Aid, for so long, the Law Society of Ontario says they’re stepping up to the plate. We’ll wait and see what that really means.
- POLYAMORY. WHAT IS IT AND IS IT ILLEGAL? And what about bigamy or polygamy? And what about swinging?
- NIGERIAN BASED BEC SCAMS – Nigerian email rackets predictably target individuals, especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, but they also increasingly generate cash from a type of fraud called business email compromise, which fleeces companies of all sizes.
- BEC – BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE Be aware of what it is and be suspicious.