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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 93 ◦  Brian Rendell and John Cliffe, Q.C., on the nuts and bolts of the prosecution of federal and provincial offences; ◦  Judge Sue Wishart (class of ’94), Dale Marshall (class of ’88), Nomita Bali (class of ’96) and Gordon MacDonald on some of the realities of criminal law practice today; ◦  Richard de Boer (class of ’90) on criminal justice policy in B.C.; ◦  Mark Benton, Andrew Pilliar and Roland Kuzma on legal aid; ◦  Robert Mulligan, Q.C., on police interrogations; ◦  Drs. Don Read, Stephen Lindsay and Steven Porter on psychology’s knowledge and insights with respect to eyewitness evidence, memory and suggestibility; ◦  Sergeant Kerrilee Jones, Gisela Ruebsaat (class of ’82), Clark Russell and criminologist Dr. Margaret Jackson on practices and responses in domestic violence cases; ◦  Liane O’Grady (class of ’84) on prosecution of “K” files; ◦  Fernando de Lima (class of ’11) on criminal and civil forfeiture; ◦  Simon Owen (class of ’05) on aboriginal justice practices; ◦  Doug King, Adrienne Smith and D.J. Larkin from PIVOT on their advocacy with respect to their four priority areas: police accountability, homelessness, sex workers and drug policy; and ◦  Jessica Rourke and Shanna Grant-Warmald on restorative justice. CLT students also had wonderful experiential learning opportunities. Each student had a 35- to 40-hour field placement; five students acted as mini–law clerks for five Provincial Court judges and the remaining students had similar placements with Victoria defence counsel. Crown counsel were unable to host any students this year but they have indicated they will do so in future CLT programs. Students participated in police station and prison visits. They also visited Victoria Integrated Court and they had a “fantastic”, “spectacular” and “inspiring” visit to First Nations Court in Duncan, as described at <http://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/enews/enews-27- 09-2016>. The students also conducted mock sentencing hearings, engaged in a simulated client meeting in which the right to silence had to be explained prior to police questioning, and conducted mock examinations-


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