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Ineffective assistance of counsel as a contributing cause of wrongful convictions

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Michael Dew is a Vancouver lawyer who practices in all areas of civil litigation (including ICBC cases). Click here for contact information and further details about Michael’s practice.
 
April 1, 2006
 
Summary
This article reviews cases in which ineffective assistance of counsel has contributed to wrongful convictions in Canada (and the United States). The approach taken by appeal courts in reviewing claims of ineffective assistance of counsel is also considered. Finally, recommendations are made as to how the risk of ineffective assistance of counsel contributing to wrongful convictions may be mitigated.
 

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