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FALCONER CALLS FOR FEDERAL ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO POLICING IN WAKE OF CONVICTION OF PC THERIAULT

Julian Falconer speaks with national media following the conviction of Police Constable Michael Theriault for assaulting Dafonte Miller. Julian spoke to the media about the journey to this verdict, and the importance of continuing the ongoing fight for po...

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POLICE CONSTABLE MICHAEL THERIAULT “GUILTY” of ASSAULT: JUDGE CONVICTS TORONTO POLICE OFFICER FOR BRUTAL BEATING OF BLACK YOUTH

Superior Court Justice Joseph Di Luca has found Police Constable Michael Theriault guilty of assault in relation to the attack on Dafonte Miller on December 28, 2016. Dafonte suffered catastrophic injuries, including the loss of his left eye. Falconers LL...

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PRESS ADVISORY- A Press Conference will be held on June 26, 2020, following the release of the judgement in the criminal trial of Michael and Christian Theriault. 

Dafonte Miller and his family will make comment following the release of the judgment, delivered by the Honourable Justice Di Luca, in the criminal trial of Michael and Christian Theriault. The press conference will take place one hour following the relea...

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Court to Release Decision in Dafonte Miller Case

On Friday June 26, 2020, the Honourable Justice Di Luca will release his decision in the case of Rv. Theriault. Michael and Christian Theriault were charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and public mischief in the assault of Dafonte Mill...

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Crisis Legal Supports: Child Welfare

We are honoured to continue to offer assistance to our clients in times of crisis. We have specialized in supporting our clients when they face times of despair for more than 30 years. Whether it involves deaths at the hands of the state, or other, differ...

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Crisis Legal Supports

Falconers LLP has been providing legal services dating back some 30 years, and specializes in providing supports in those moments when our clients face true despair. Whether it involves deaths at the hands of the state, or other, different forms of crisis...

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Falconer Calls Out Bullying at Convocation

At Convocation on February 27, 2020 a motion was brought by Benchers Fagan and Brown to censure the Chair of the Equity Advisory Group, who was called to the bar in 2018. The motion sought redress for a Tweet the Chair made about comments from a senior be...

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Falconer Gives Keynote Address at Black Law Students Association Annual Conference

Julian was honoured to be invited to give the keynote address at the 2020 Black Law Students Association of Canada Annual Conference . Speaking to a sold out crowd of Black law students and professionals at the Hotel Pur in Quebec City, Julian addressed t...

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No More Secret Hearings: Court of Appeal for Ontario Affirms Importance of Openness in Police Board Hearings

In a unanimous decision released on December 27, 2019, the Court of Appeal for Ontario affirmed that Police Board meetings and hearings across Ontario are presumptively open to the public. The Court found it is incorrect and unreasonable for a Board to cl...

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Plan for Next Election: StopSOPers a Lost Cause

Julian Falconer called the Law Society of Ontario to account for its failure to address systemic inequity within the legal profession at a panel hosted by the Ontario Bar Association’s Roundtable of Diversity Association Conference today. The panel,...

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Blair Case Raised in House – Attorney General Pleads the Fifth

Brad Blair’s challenge of the Ford government’s new legislation was put to Attorney General Downey today by NDP member John Vanthof. Blair is challenging provisions of the newly enacted Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 which strip pri...

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Restoring a Citizen’s Right to Sue Government for Corrupt Practices

The Ford government has passed new legislation that strips private individuals of their access to courts, robbing them of the right to seek legal recourse for injuries caused by government officials. This legislation, the Crown Liability and Proceedings A...

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