First Nations, Police, Non-Profits

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Anthony L.R. Oliver

Anthony L.R. Oliver

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Professional Memberships

Alberta Criminal Justice Association

Alberta Restorative Justice Association

Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association

Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association (Policing Committee)

Gladue Advisory Committee

Indigenous Lawyers’ Forum

Law Society of Alberta

Oliver Litigation, Edmonton | October 2018 – Present
ADR focused civil and criminal litigation, strategic advice and representation of First Nations, police, and non-profit organizations.
 
Boutique Law Firm, Edmonton | April 2018 – October 2018
Developed a private practice in criminal, civil and administrative law, with mentorship from managing partner Bruce Laycock (former Director, Alberta Justice, Energy). Contracted by Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation as its Legal Officer in response to Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation v Hamelin, 2018 FCA 131.
 
Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, St Paul & Grande Prairie | May 2015 – April 2018
Managed heavy caseload of provincial and federal matters. Provided nine (9) RCMP detachments with pre-charge advice and ongoing support. Docket and trial work on criminal and regulatory offences, including summary conviction appeals. Developed collaborative relationships with Councils at Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Saddle Lake Cree Nation. Speaking to students at schools in St Paul and Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Organized lunch-and-learn session for Crown Prosecutors in Edmonton on gendered violence via Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. Invited by Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services to participate as Crown representative on Sexual Assault Response.
 
Federal Court of Canada, Ottawa | August 2014 – May 2015
Judicial Clerkship with The Honourable Leonard (Tony) Mandamin. Wrote bench memoranda and provided advice on issues of evidence, questions of law (often novel) and statutory interpretation on Aboriginal, administrative, constitutional and civil cases and Federal Court procedure. Assisted at hearings and trials including the Alderville Litigation resulting in an unprecedented settlement between Canada, Ontario and the Williams Treaties First Nations aimed at restoring the self sufficiency of the First Nations. Assisted with developing Federal Court Aboriginal Litigation Practice Guidelines. Organized lunch-and-learn sessions for Judicial Clerks with The Honourable Frank Iacobucci and The Honourable Michael Moldaver.
 
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton | June 2011 – July 2014
Summer (2011, 2012) and articling (2013-14) terms with the following departments:
  • Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals: Second chair on R v Raynor (sexual assault causing bodily harm), R v Lopez-Garcia (aggravated sexual assault); R v Porter (fatal hit and run), R v Noel (prolific bank robber). Completed provincial and criminal trials with just outcomes.
  • Social Enhancement Legal Team: Completed litigation files involving Child Protection, Child Support, Maintenance Enforcement, and Office of the Public Guardian.
  • Civil Litigation: Obtained orders relinquishment of property and monies seized from the drug traffickers under the Victims Restitution and Compensation Payment Act. Helped draft record in judicial review of decision to close Michener Centre, Alberta’s remaining institution for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Office of the Public Trustee: Served 22 trust officers and their clients. Assisted a vulnerable Albertan with removing squatters from his property in Mannville.
  • Aboriginal Law: Provided direction to 10 client ministries on consultation and accommodation. Assisted legal team with drafting response to SCC leave to appeal application in R v Hirsekorn (leave refused). Conducted chambers applications and examinations for discovery. Conducted research for trial and appellate matters.
  • Central Services (Solicitors): Completed administrative license suspension appeal submissions on behalf of the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Services for the Alberta Transportation Safety Board (creating a fulsome practice of response that was adopted by Alberta Justice). Drafted services contract for Chief Medical Examiner.
Called to the Alberta Bar on August 4, 2014, by former Ass. Chief Judge James (Jim) Wheatley
 
British Columbia Legal Services Society, Vancouver | March – August 2013
Contracted by Legal Aid to improve objectivity in Gladue reports. Provided training to writers, edited reports, and organized an information session for students at UBC Law.
 
Justice and Attorney General, Surrey | January – May 2013
Invited by British Columbia Prosecution Service (Surrey Crown) to participate in a non-academic Performance as Judicial Intern led to Surrey Crown invitation to job shadow prosecutors including Winston Sayson QC who had me assist as second chair on R v Soderberg, a robbery and unlawful confinement judge and jury trial (note-taking, researching points of law, victim relations).
 
Provincial Court of British Columbia, Surrey | September – December 2012
Chosen by selection committee for Judicial Internship supervised by The Honourable Melissa Gillespie and The Honourable Kenneth W. Ball. Researched points of law and drafted materials for 13 judges at BC’s highest volume Provincial Court. Participated in Circuit Court with Judge J. Wingham in Bella Bella (Heiltsuk First Nation) and Klemtu (Kitasoo First Nation). Assisted then Judge K.W. Ball in R v Christensen, 2012 BCPC 0374 (providing research on constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences). Assisted Judge J. Jardine with his publication “Warrants to Search: Investigative Tools or Judicial Roadblocks?”.
 
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, Vancouver | September – December 2011
Articled temporarily in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside under Director Sarah Rauch, provided free legal services to the Indigenous community in areas of criminal law, family law (including mediations), civil claims, and administrative tribunals and appeals. Completed Independent Assessment Process and Common Experience claims for residential school survivors.
 
London Drugs, Western Canada | March 2007 – August 2010
Worked full-time as an Internal Investigator, then part-time during undergraduate studies as an External Investigator. Highlights included training new hires, terminating a major counterfeit credit card operation, helping arrestees with recovery plans, running child identification clinics, and narrating the company’s employee training video.
 
Alberta Sheriffs, Northern Alberta | November 2005 – January 2007
Elected recruit training class valedictorian. Coordinated Sheriffs’ inaugural participation in 2006 Peace Officers’ Memorial. Provided enforcement during 2006 Stanley Cup riots in Edmonton.
 
VOLUNTEERISM
2021-Present: Civics Director, Parkdale-Cromdale Community League.
2019-Present: Vice President of the Alberta Criminal Justice Association Board of Directors.
2018: Invited to teach students at Norquest College about the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada. Appearances on Global News and 630 Ched regarding the same.
2017: Member of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters’ Social Legal Issues and Ethics Committee. Commissioner for Peace Region High School Rugby League. Participant with Special Olympics hockey (pickup games) in Grande Prairie. Organized lunch and learn session for Crown Prosecutors on gendered violence (with educators from the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters) in Edmonton.
2015-16: Board Member of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. Participant and coach with Special Olympics basketball in St Paul. Runningback Coach for St Paul High School Lions Football Club. Speaking to students at primary schools and secondary schools about criminal law and cyber bullying.
2015: Organized lunch-and-learn sessions with The Honourable Frank Iacobucci and The Honourable Michael Moldaver for Judicial Clerks at the Federal Court in Ottawa.
2013-14: Member of Alberta Courts’ R v Gladue advisory committee. Initiated Crown Prosecution Services Teddy-Bear-Drive for the Edmonton Humane Society and the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society. Helped raise over $18,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society as member of “Take It All Off For Cancer” charity event.
2011-12: Board Member with Vancouver Police Service’s Aboriginal Community Policing Centre Society. Assisted Vancouver Police Board with drafting new Missing Women and Children policy following “The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry” (Deputy Chief Constable Doug LePard formally recognized my contribution when policy was introduced to VPB). Member of BC Legal Services Society’s R v Gladue advisory committee. Initiated student-led goods drive for victims of 2011 wildfires in northern Alberta utilizing distribution services of Treaty 8 Tribal Council.
 
EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia | September 2010 – May 2013
Vice President (1L) and President (2L) of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association Society & 1L Representative and Executive Director of Indigenous Perspectives on Student Development (2L) for the Law Students’ Association:
  • Organized volunteers to solicit Vancouver law firms to raise funds for high profile academic and social events.
  • Organized monthly lecture series and yearly Indigenous Awareness Week activities.
  • Worked collaboratively with Faculty on fee restructuring, accommodation, admissions, and curricula.
  • Organized annual Courage-in-Law Award (1L, 2L, 3L).
  • Invited by Dean Mary Anne Bobinski to co-host The Honourable Beverley McLachlin at Allard Hall grand opening on September 23, 2011.
  • Member of Faculty Curricula Reform Committee, which achieved implementation of Canada’s first program for 1L students on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights taught by Indigenous scholars.
Law Ambassador / Legal Education Outreach
  • Initiated “Ice Breaker” event for incoming first year law students from Edmonton (2L). Provided law presentations for Grade 12 students (2L). Provided information and conducted building tours for past and future students (2L, 3L).
Recipient of the Graduating Class of 1967 Award based on academic achievement, athletic achievement, and contributions to the university and community.
Represented UBC Law at 2012 Kawaskimhon Moot in Saskatoon (2L).
 
Bachelor of Education (History), Simon Fraser University | January 2008 – August 2011
Researcher for “Letters for the Inside”, non-profit university service providing federal inmates with post-release actions plans for education, training and employment. Undergraduate awards included Aboriginal Student Leader Award, Ethel Barbara Tuck Scholarship in Education, Rosslyn & Mary Penney Service Award. Scholarships for high GPA in all three years of undergraduate study.
Faculty recommended publication of research paper on Indian Act and need for reconciliation between the Crown and First Nations.
 
Police Diploma, Grant MacEwan University | September 2002 – April 2004
Elected Class President both years.
Organized student volunteer opportunities with Crimestoppers Edmonton.
Louise McKinney Scholarship for highest GPA in first year studies.
Participated on inter-faculty Project HOPE student team that raised $35,000 before traveling to Guatemala to build a three-room schoolhouse for the Indigenous population (Summer 2014).
 
EXTRA-CURRICULAR
Running, hiking, and travel – most recently a bike tour through south-west Ireland.
 

Anthony Oliver is a caring advocate who focuses on criminal and civil litigation, including tribunals and appeals at all levels of court in Canada. His support team utilizes a paperless protocol to provide a responsive, cost-effective service.

Having served as an Alberta Sheriff and Crown Prosecutor, Anthony knows how to best shield you from needlessly adverse consequences while creating a litigation strategy that protects your privacy and upholds your rights.

Anthony brings the experience he gained as a Law Clerk for judges of both the provincial and federal courts to your case to ensure that your voice is heard and respected.

Anthony will develop a trusting solicitor-client relationship with you, and through vigorous preparation, superior legal analysis, and persuasive advocacy, present your case with competence.

Capacity Update

Unfortunately we are not accepting new clients at this time, but invite you to visit the Law Society of Alberta’s Lawyer Referral Service or by calling 1-800-661-1095.

If you would like to contact Anthony in relation to his current or former work, or for business or media inquiries, please call us at 780-643-6949 or 1-877-934-3476, and press 1. You may also reach us at admin@oliverlitigation.com.

Please note our COVID-19 protocol.

Professional Memberships

Alberta Criminal Justice Association

Alberta Restorative Justice Association

Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association

Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association (Policing Committee)

Gladue Advisory Committee

Indigenous Lawyers’ Forum

Law Society of Alberta

Oliver Litigation, Edmonton | October 2018 – Present
ADR focused civil and criminal litigation, strategic advice and representation of First Nations, police, and non-profit organizations.
 
Boutique Law Firm, Edmonton | April 2018 – October 2018
Developed a private practice in criminal, civil and administrative law, with mentorship from managing partner Bruce Laycock (former Director, Alberta Justice, Energy). Contracted by Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation as its Legal Officer in response to Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation v Hamelin, 2018 FCA 131.
 
Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, St Paul & Grande Prairie | May 2015 – April 2018
Managed heavy caseload of provincial and federal matters. Provided nine (9) RCMP detachments with pre-charge advice and ongoing support. Docket and trial work on criminal and regulatory offences, including summary conviction appeals. Developed collaborative relationships with Councils at Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Saddle Lake Cree Nation. Speaking to students at schools in St Paul and Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Organized lunch-and-learn session for Crown Prosecutors in Edmonton on gendered violence via Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. Invited by Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services to participate as Crown representative on Sexual Assault Response.
 
Federal Court of Canada, Ottawa | August 2014 – May 2015
Judicial Clerkship with The Honourable Leonard (Tony) Mandamin. Wrote bench memoranda and provided advice on issues of evidence, questions of law (often novel) and statutory interpretation on Aboriginal, administrative, constitutional and civil cases and Federal Court procedure. Assisted at hearings and trials including the Alderville Litigation resulting in an unprecedented settlement between Canada, Ontario and the Williams Treaties First Nations aimed at restoring the self sufficiency of the First Nations. Assisted with developing Federal Court Aboriginal Litigation Practice Guidelines. Organized lunch-and-learn sessions for Judicial Clerks with The Honourable Frank Iacobucci and The Honourable Michael Moldaver.
 
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton | June 2011 – July 2014
Summer (2011, 2012) and articling (2013-14) terms with the following departments:
  • Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals: Second chair on R v Raynor (sexual assault causing bodily harm), R v Lopez-Garcia (aggravated sexual assault); R v Porter (fatal hit and run), R v Noel (prolific bank robber). Completed provincial and criminal trials with just outcomes.
  • Social Enhancement Legal Team: Completed litigation files involving Child Protection, Child Support, Maintenance Enforcement, and Office of the Public Guardian.
  • Civil Litigation: Obtained orders relinquishment of property and monies seized from the drug traffickers under the Victims Restitution and Compensation Payment Act. Helped draft record in judicial review of decision to close Michener Centre, Alberta’s remaining institution for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Office of the Public Trustee: Served 22 trust officers and their clients. Assisted a vulnerable Albertan with removing squatters from his property in Mannville.
  • Aboriginal Law: Provided direction to 10 client ministries on consultation and accommodation. Assisted legal team with drafting response to SCC leave to appeal application in R v Hirsekorn (leave refused). Conducted chambers applications and examinations for discovery. Conducted research for trial and appellate matters.
  • Central Services (Solicitors): Completed administrative license suspension appeal submissions on behalf of the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Services for the Alberta Transportation Safety Board (creating a fulsome practice of response that was adopted by Alberta Justice). Drafted services contract for Chief Medical Examiner.
Called to the Alberta Bar on August 4, 2014, by former Ass. Chief Judge James (Jim) Wheatley
 
British Columbia Legal Services Society, Vancouver | March – August 2013
Contracted by Legal Aid to improve objectivity in Gladue reports. Provided training to writers, edited reports, and organized an information session for students at UBC Law.
 
Justice and Attorney General, Surrey | January – May 2013
Invited by British Columbia Prosecution Service (Surrey Crown) to participate in a non-academic Performance as Judicial Intern led to Surrey Crown invitation to job shadow prosecutors including Winston Sayson QC who had me assist as second chair on R v Soderberg, a robbery and unlawful confinement judge and jury trial (note-taking, researching points of law, victim relations).
 
Provincial Court of British Columbia, Surrey | September – December 2012
Chosen by selection committee for Judicial Internship supervised by The Honourable Melissa Gillespie and The Honourable Kenneth W. Ball. Researched points of law and drafted materials for 13 judges at BC’s highest volume Provincial Court. Participated in Circuit Court with Judge J. Wingham in Bella Bella (Heiltsuk First Nation) and Klemtu (Kitasoo First Nation). Assisted then Judge K.W. Ball in R v Christensen, 2012 BCPC 0374 (providing research on constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences). Assisted Judge J. Jardine with his publication “Warrants to Search: Investigative Tools or Judicial Roadblocks?”.
 
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, Vancouver | September – December 2011
Articled temporarily in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside under Director Sarah Rauch, provided free legal services to the Indigenous community in areas of criminal law, family law (including mediations), civil claims, and administrative tribunals and appeals. Completed Independent Assessment Process and Common Experience claims for residential school survivors.
 
London Drugs, Western Canada | March 2007 – August 2010
Worked full-time as an Internal Investigator, then part-time during undergraduate studies as an External Investigator. Highlights included training new hires, terminating a major counterfeit credit card operation, helping arrestees with recovery plans, running child identification clinics, and narrating the company’s employee training video.
 
Alberta Sheriffs, Northern Alberta | November 2005 – January 2007
Elected recruit training class valedictorian. Coordinated Sheriffs’ inaugural participation in 2006 Peace Officers’ Memorial. Provided enforcement during 2006 Stanley Cup riots in Edmonton.
 
VOLUNTEERISM
2021-Present: Civics Director, Parkdale-Cromdale Community League.
2019-Present: Vice President of the Alberta Criminal Justice Association Board of Directors.
2018: Invited to teach students at Norquest College about the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada. Appearances on Global News and 630 Ched regarding the same.
2017: Member of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters’ Social Legal Issues and Ethics Committee. Commissioner for Peace Region High School Rugby League. Participant with Special Olympics hockey (pickup games) in Grande Prairie. Organized lunch and learn session for Crown Prosecutors on gendered violence (with educators from the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters) in Edmonton.
2015-16: Board Member of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. Participant and coach with Special Olympics basketball in St Paul. Runningback Coach for St Paul High School Lions Football Club. Speaking to students at primary schools and secondary schools about criminal law and cyber bullying.
2015: Organized lunch-and-learn sessions with The Honourable Frank Iacobucci and The Honourable Michael Moldaver for Judicial Clerks at the Federal Court in Ottawa.
2013-14: Member of Alberta Courts’ R v Gladue advisory committee. Initiated Crown Prosecution Services Teddy-Bear-Drive for the Edmonton Humane Society and the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society. Helped raise over $18,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society as member of “Take It All Off For Cancer” charity event.
2011-12: Board Member with Vancouver Police Service’s Aboriginal Community Policing Centre Society. Assisted Vancouver Police Board with drafting new Missing Women and Children policy following “The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry” (Deputy Chief Constable Doug LePard formally recognized my contribution when policy was introduced to VPB). Member of BC Legal Services Society’s R v Gladue advisory committee. Initiated student-led goods drive for victims of 2011 wildfires in northern Alberta utilizing distribution services of Treaty 8 Tribal Council.
 
EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia | September 2010 – May 2013
Vice President (1L) and President (2L) of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association Society & 1L Representative and Executive Director of Indigenous Perspectives on Student Development (2L) for the Law Students’ Association:
  • Organized volunteers to solicit Vancouver law firms to raise funds for high profile academic and social events.
  • Organized monthly lecture series and yearly Indigenous Awareness Week activities.
  • Worked collaboratively with Faculty on fee restructuring, accommodation, admissions, and curricula.
  • Organized annual Courage-in-Law Award (1L, 2L, 3L).
  • Invited by Dean Mary Anne Bobinski to co-host The Honourable Beverley McLachlin at Allard Hall grand opening on September 23, 2011.
  • Member of Faculty Curricula Reform Committee, which achieved implementation of Canada’s first program for 1L students on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights taught by Indigenous scholars.
Law Ambassador / Legal Education Outreach
  • Initiated “Ice Breaker” event for incoming first year law students from Edmonton (2L). Provided law presentations for Grade 12 students (2L). Provided information and conducted building tours for past and future students (2L, 3L).
Recipient of the Graduating Class of 1967 Award based on academic achievement, athletic achievement, and contributions to the university and community.
Represented UBC Law at 2012 Kawaskimhon Moot in Saskatoon (2L).
 
Bachelor of Education (History), Simon Fraser University | January 2008 – August 2011
Researcher for “Letters for the Inside”, non-profit university service providing federal inmates with post-release actions plans for education, training and employment. Undergraduate awards included Aboriginal Student Leader Award, Ethel Barbara Tuck Scholarship in Education, Rosslyn & Mary Penney Service Award. Scholarships for high GPA in all three years of undergraduate study.
Faculty recommended publication of research paper on Indian Act and need for reconciliation between the Crown and First Nations.
 
Police Diploma, Grant MacEwan University | September 2002 – April 2004
Elected Class President both years.
Organized student volunteer opportunities with Crimestoppers Edmonton.
Louise McKinney Scholarship for highest GPA in first year studies.
 
EXTRA-CURRICULAR
Running, hiking, and travel – most recently a bike tour through south-west Ireland.
 

advocacy

May 17, 2022

Indigenous Legal Career Day 2022

February 18, 2022

Return invitation by Edmonton Public Schools for Anthony Oliver to speak with high schools students about the Legal Profession at Virtual Career Day.

February 2, 2022

R v AB, Alberta Provincial Court, Edmonton Criminal Division

Two counts of assault with a weapon withdrawn following our client’s completion of programs and counselling, and agreement to a 12 month common law peace bond focused on family reunification.

January 7, 2022

Global News Edmonton by Chris Chacon

Mr. Oliver represents community interests as City of Edmonton begins selling parcels of land as part of Exhibition Lands Redevelopment Project.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8497476/edmonton-exhibition-lands-land-sale-redevelopment/

December 13, 2021

MM v Alberta (Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Director), 2021 ABPC 317: child welfare decision of Judge J.C. Lloyd on the law of intervenor status for First Nations in private guardianship applications. The Court writes:

[37]   The obvious conclusion is that where the children are members of a band, the band will be permitted to participate in private guardianship proceedings if it wants to, unless there is a compelling reason to deny that permission. 

          […]

[39]   It is my direction that the Nation is given leave to participate further in these proceedings, and in particular, the band can participate in the trial of this matter and in any further interim hearings or proceedings that might be scheduled in advance of the trial. The Nation is permitted to call two witnesses at the trial […] and the Nation may file affidavits sworn by these two witnesses if it wishes. The Nation is entitled to cross examine witnesses and is permitted to make oral and written argument before the court. 

First Nations, in this case Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation (Treaty 8), are presumptively invited to benefit the Court with the perspective, views, and evidence of the child’s community.

December 7, 2021

Western Cree Tribal Council v SG et al, 2021 ABQB 967, rev’g Western Cree Tribal Council, Child, Youth and Family Enhancement v SG et al (10 February 2021), Grande Prairie CP021000555 (ABPC): unprecedented child welfare decision of Justice D.L. Shelley on Breach of Supervision Orders as least intrusive procedure that reduces court delay and focuses parents on remedying intervention concerns to enable reunification with children.

July 8, 2021 

R v Poucette, 2021 ABPC 192: Gladue sentencing decision of Judge A. Brown on crossborder travel considerations for members of Treaty 7 First Nations and inclusion of community knowledge of Indigenous Legal Traditions and present day application to assist the Court with crafting sentences to reduce recidivism, and increase healing as means of restoring human and community potential.

June 25, 2021

Castanet Kelowna by Nicholas Johansen

Part 2 – Oliver Litigation represents the views and interests of the deceased’s family in the R v Westervelt murder file.

https://youtu.be/J-7w0Iio1No

June 14, 2021

Global News Kelowna by Jules Knox

Part 1 – Oliver Litigation represents the views and interests of the deceased’s family in the Kelowna BC R v Westervelt murder file.

https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/856d671e-bf3f-11eb-bdab-0242ac110003/?jwsource=cl

May 22, 2021

Global Canada’s The New Reality by Brennan Leffler and Jules Knox Global News

Oliver Litigation requests external pathology review after uncovering problems with the BC Coroner’s Service handling of the Arlene Westervelt water death investigation.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalnews.ca/news/7870798/what-happened-to-arlene-westervelt/amp/

April 20, 2021

Invited by Edmonton Public Schools to speak with high schools students about the Legal Profession at Virtual Career Day.

March 4, 2021

Invited by Alberta Civil Trial Lawyer’s Association to present “Preparing Your Client for Trial” at Trial Advocacy seminar.

March 3, 2021

Organizer for Alberta Courts’ Indigenous Law Day held on-line due to COVID-19: see https://youtu.be/rOGwoEfjGTw

February 24, 2021

Stamos v Virk, 2021 ABQB 143, aff’g 2018 ABQB 349: interlocutory decision of Master W.S. Schlosser refining the law of limitation periods in the context of negligent legal practice, in this case a disbarred lawyer. 

January 26, 2021

CTV News Toronto by Jon Woodward

Oliver Litigation calls for reforms to RCMP Code of Conduct subsequent to Supt. Brian Gateley’s internal charges for jeopardizing Kelowna RCMP murder investigation.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctvnews.ca/local/british-columbia/2021/1/26/1_5282553.html

January 23, 2021

CTV W5 Investigation by Jon Woodward

Oliver Litigation assists the family of Arlene Westervelt after BC Crown stays murder charge against Bert Westervelt without consulting RCMP Major Crimes.

W5: Investigating a woman’s mysterious death in B.C.

October 7, 2020

Edmonton Journal by Jeff Labine

Oliver Litigation advocates for withdrawal of murder charge in contested death case.

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/spruce-grove-senior-gets-18-month-conditional-sentence-for-neglecting-to-report-wifes-death

September 14, 2020

Global News Kelowna by Jules Knox

Oliver Litigation retained by family of Arlene Westervelt to represent their interests under BC’s Victims of Crime Act and Canada’s Victims Bill of Rights

https://globalnews.ca/news/7335466/arlene-westervelt-suspicious-death/

November 14, 2019

CBC News Edmonton by Andrea Huncar 

Oliver Litigation brings wrongful conviction case to Alberta’s Court of Appeal 

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5360266

February 20, 2019

Invited by Law Society of Alberta to present research paper “Gladue and the Justice System: We Can Do Better” at Indigenous Laws and Legal Issues conference.

May 15, 2018

Global Edmonton Morning News by Erin Chalmers

Anthony Oliver answers questions about Canada’s forthcoming legalization of cannabis.

https://globalnews.ca/video/4209666/criminal-lawyer-on-the-unanswered-questions-surrounding-marijuana-legalization

December 11, 2017

R v Cardinal, 2017 ABPC 309: trial decision of Judge J. Sihra that shows application of WD in a he said-she said domestic scenario.

November 14, 2017

R v Norris & Norris, 2017 ABPC 282: trial decision of Judge D.R. Shynkar that refines jurisprudence on medical evidence being unnecessary to establish bodily harm.

November 7, 2017

R v Sydorko, 2017 ABPC 269: sentencing decision of Judge J. Sihra that surveys the law of aggravating factors when reckless driving conduct jeopardizes the lives of police and public.

November 6, 2017

R v Virginia Papastesis (6 November 2017) Grande Prairie 160984423S1 (ABQB), rev’g R v Viriginia Papastesis (6 July 2017) Grande Prairie 160984423P1 (ABPC): summary conviction appeal decision of Justice K.G. Nielsen endorsing the Trespass and Residency Bylaw prosecution program developed by Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Valleyview RCMP and the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service.

September 1, 2017

R v Fournier, 2017 ABQB 533, aff’d 2019 ABCA 265: summary conviction appeal decision of Justice J. Ross which upheld the lower court’s rejection of the defendant’s claim that police need to prove safety risks before performing safety searches.

R v Williams, 2016 ABQB 327, rev’g 2015 ABPC 221: unprecedented ruling of Justice P.B. Michalyshyn which confirms that flight from police is a general intent offence and does not require proof of motive to evade police.

R v Lofstrom, 2016 ABPC 197, aff’d 2018 ABCA 5: trial decision of Judge R.S. Saccomani that refines the law of contact conditions in high-conflict domestic files.

Judicial Clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada for the Honourable Leonard (Tony) Mandamin, IPC

Student-at-Law

July 15, 2014

R v Micks, 2014 ABPC 140: survey decision of Judge M.G. Allen on police use of force when dealing with assaultive subjects.

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