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May 29, 2020

CDAS is pleased to announce that our recent intervention in the R. v. Ahmad and Williams appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada has led to positive developments against police intrusion and entrapment personal, virtual spaces. This case involved a dial-a-dope investigat...

April 8, 2020

CDAS has compiled a list of recent bail decisions (with links) focused on the impacts of COVID-19, to assist members for upcoming bail hearings.

March 24, 2020

CDAS is pleased to welcome Michael Klein, Q.C. to our Board of Directors. Michael replaces Jeffrey Campbell, who was appointed to the BC Provincial Court Bench effective March 23, 2020. The Board looks forward to benefiting from adding Michael's experience and judgment...

February 20, 2020

CDAS will be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on March 9, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Courthouse Library (3rd floor – 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC). 

The following proposed resolution is on the agenda for the AGM.

  1. Special Resolution to a...

December 18, 2019

CDAS is proud to announce that on December 17, 2019, President Kasandra Cronin was appointed Queen's Counsel for British Columbia. This distinction recognizes counsel who demonstrate professional integrity, good character and excellence in the practice of law.


December 17, 2019

CDAS welcomes the following additions to its Regional Representatives.

Casey St. Germain was appointed Regional Representative for Surrey. Former Surrey Representative, Bill Jessop, now represents Vancouver. 

Outside of the Lower Mainland, Danielle Borgia moved from Prin...

December 3, 2019

CDAS was granted leave to intervene in the upcoming Supreme Court of Canada appeal in R. v. Zora on December 4, 2019. Matt Nathanson and Chantelle van Wiltenburg will be representing CDAS.

The Court will be asked to determine whether the mental element for s. 145(3) (br...

October 5, 2019

On October 4, 2019, CDAS appointed Kristy Neurauter, a criminal-defence lawyer based out of Vancouver, as its newest Director. Ms. Neurauter has practiced criminal defence since her call to the BC Bar in 2011. She has extensive trial and appellate experience, and has c...

September 25, 2019

CDAS has been granted standing to participate in the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia. The work of the Commission raises important legal principles and practice issues that will affect both members of the bar and the private citize...

September 18, 2019

CDAS is proud to announce the third annual CDAS-LSS Criminal Law 'Bootcamp' Conference, which will take place on November 22-23, 2019 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Richmond. Thanks to the funding provided by the Legal Services Society, this conference is put on free...

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