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Province urged to boost support to Crowns in crisis

The Ministry of the Attorney General should cover the cost of mental-health treatment for Crown attorneys whose condition was due to work-related stress, according to former Crown counsel.

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South Africa is televising its first full case, the trial of Oscar Pistoris

The first broadcast of a full criminal trial in South Africa is underway in the murder trial of one-time Olympic darling Oscar Pistorius. The cameras began rolling yesterday after a long fight over Open Justice and Freedom of Expression. But here in Canada, most everything before our equivalent courts remains cloaked in electronic silence and darkness.

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The Hill: ‘Crucial times’ for Crowns as government tightens its belt

It could be quite a year for federal government lawyers. Their labour contract is up for renewal and they’ll be going head-to-head with the federal Treasury Board and its president, Tony Clement, a man who doesn’t have a reputation as the sweetest guy in the world.

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Presumed innocent but caged in Court-  Pavel V. Dmitrichenko

MOSCOW — Under the Russian Constitution, Pavel V. Dmitrichenko, the star dancer charged with arranging an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, is innocent until proven guilty. But in court, Mr. Dmitrichenko sits in a locked iron cage, guarded by security officers and, at times, a nasty-looking dog

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About the CACC

The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel is the national Association which represents the collective interests of Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers. It contributes to helping governments and the public understand issues involving Crown prosecutors in the criminal justice system and Crown civil lawyers in the civil justice system. It addresses issues of Crown lawyers concerning conditions of employment and working conditions and promotes and encourages the professional development of Crown Counsels. Members include representatives of Associations representing criminal and civil crown lawyers from the ten provinces and from the federal government.

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