Drug Recognition Expert Tutorials for Defence Lawyers

May 4, 2018 recorded version still available with materials 9 a.m. to 12 noon eastern time
June 8, 2018 recorded version still available with materials 9 a.m. to 12 noon eastern time
The morning programs were recorded , so if you missed the sessions, you can connect on-demand.

Ben Joseph, MD, Joel Mayer, Ph.D., and David Rosenbloom, Pharm. D.


May 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon eastern time

Ben Joseph, Joel Mayer, and David Rosenbloom review the twelve steps that form the DRE procedure.  Ben Joseph  worked as a forensic toxicologist for the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) for over a decade.  David Rosenbloom is a professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. He discusses the twelve steps' application to marijuana from a pharmacological and neurological perspective. Joel Mayer has extensive experience in drug toxicology.

An annotated recording of the May 4 morning program is now available to defence lawyer registrants, together with an extensive database of materials.

Nathan Baker, Ontario lawyer and David Rosenbloom, Pharm. D.


June 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon eastern time

Drug impaired driving in Canada is a growing area, especially with the legalization of cannabis on the horizon. Understanding the testing used, both chemical and physical, as well as the legal components in constructing a defence for these cases will be critical for practitioners.  Seeing a DRE evaluation, what the officers are looking for, what their qualifications mean and how they apply this to the drug categorization matrix will all be reviewed.  Issues with burdens of proof, charter considerations and common concerns noted by the judiciary are all to be discussed in order to provide a foundation for proper defence.

An unedited recording of the June 8 morning program is now available to defence lawyer registrants, together with an extensive database of materials.

Participation is limited to defence lawyers, articling students working for defence lawyers, and experts who work with defence lawyers. Online connection by WizIQ.

Fee $100 plus HST per session. Application for online access is attached.

Live sessions from the afternoons are not be available online and were not recorded.

Contacts:

Stephen Biss     905-273-3322

Adel Afzal           416-930-2826

Application for on-demand viewing attached below.