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Traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented litigants in Ontario

In a recent case before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Mary Paterson, a lawyer with the Toronto firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, raised this: whether and when is the Crown obliged to tell self-represented litigants in traffic court that they can request disclosure of the evidence against them?

At the heart of the issue was the question of disclosure. As a result of Ms. Paterson's efforts, all self-represented litigants now have the right of disclosure, meaning they can ask the Crown to show them the evidence against them. Read the full article by Julius Melnitzer in The Legal Post of December 17, 2014.

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