Despite one man’s SCC success little ground gained, says lawyer
Innocent people imprisoned because of the Crown's failure to disclose exculpatory evidence are likely to be left without state compensation in many cases because the Supreme Court has made it too difficult to obtain Charter damages, a lawyer warns.[ ...More ]
Publication date : 2015-05-15
B.C. mulls appeal of pay hike for judges
British Columbia is considering whether to ask the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a judgment that orders the province to implement pay and pension improvements for its 150 judges.[ ...More ]
Publication date : 2015-04-23
Should prosecutors be able to run for political office?
An Ottawa federal prosecutor is seeking judicial review of a Public Service Commission decision that bars her from running for political office.
Publication date : 2015-04-13
B.C. judges should get pay and pension hike: appeal court
An appeal court judge says Provincial Court judges in British Columbia are entitled to pay hikes based on the consumer price index as recommended in a 2010 report.[ ...More ]
Publication date : 2015-03-31
Feds ordered to cover articling students’ law society membership fees
The federal government must cover the law society membership fees for its articling students, a labour relations adjudicator has ruled.[ ...More ]
Publication date : 2015-03-30
LAO lawyers see promise in RCMP ruling
In one of its first decisions of the year, the top court said RCMP officers could still form an association despite their exclusion, as with LAO staff lawyers, from the applicable labour relations act.[ ...More ]
Publication date : 2015-01-26
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.