• More About Lynda

    Lynda is a partner at ALG. She maintains a criminal and regulatory law practice with a strong interest in search and seizure issues.  Prior to joining ALG, Lynda articled at a civil litigation boutique and subsequently spent nine years working at a top criminal and regulatory boutique firm in Toronto, focusing on a practice of mixed regulatory and criminal law. Lynda has also gained experience on the other side of the courtroom, acting as an Assistant Crown Attorney for the Guns & Gangs Unit of the Ministry of the Attorney General. Lynda acts as duty counsel for the Law Society of Ontario and the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program.

     

    Lynda earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated fifth in her class and earned awards including prizes for highest standing in advanced criminal procedure and criminal law and procedure. She has a B.A.H. in History from Queen’s University.

     

    Lynda is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Advocates’ Society, acting as Vice-Chair for the Advocates’ Society Criminal Law Practice Group and as a member of the IT/Remote Access Committee for the New Toronto Courthouse. She has spoken at numerous conferences on search and seizure issues and acts as a co-chair of the annual Osgoode Tech Crime Conference. 

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Notable Cases

R. v. Frater, 2020 ONCA 624
R. v. Bukin, 2021 ONSC 3347
R. v. Amiri, 2021 ONCA 902
Ontario (Labour) v. Nugent, 2018 ONCA 1014
Commissioner of Competition v. X, 2018 ONSC 5120
Commissioner of Competition v. X, 2018 ONSC 3730
R v. Nugent, Guillemette and Buckingham, 2018 ONSC 3546
Commissioner of Competition v. X, 2018 ONSC 3374
R v. Wallace, 2016 ONSC 5512
Clokie v. Royal College of Dental Surgeons (Ontario), 2016 ONSC 4164
World Bank Group v. Wallace, 2016 SCC 15
R v. King, 2015 ONCJ 136
Wallace v. H.M.Q.,2014 ONSC 7449
Wallace v. H.M.Q., 2014 ONSC 5931
Law Society of Upper Canada v. Lambert, 2014 ONLSTH 158
Law Society of Upper Canada v. Lambert, 2014 ONLSTH 65
R v. Kazenelson, 2013 ONCJ 63
R v. Rutigliano, 2013 ONSC 6675
R v. Rutigliano, 2013 ONSC 6589
R v. Rutigliano, 2012 ONSC 6135
R v. Rutigliano, 2012 ONSC 1405
R v. Rutigliano, 2011 ONCA 796
R v. Rutigliano, 2011 ONCA 797

Notable Media Publications

For the Defence, “The Use of Technology in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions” (December 2021)
For the Defence, “
Technology and the Pandemic” (July 2021)
For the Defence, “Project Cases” (April 2021)
For the Defence,
“Step 6: Some Practical Considerations” (July 2020)
Criminal Lawyers’ Association
2019 Fall Conference, Step 6: Some Practical Considerations
For the Defence, “Defence Counsel’s Role During the Execution of a Search Warrant” (March 2019)
Ontario Bar Association, Case Commentary: v. Reeves, 2018 SCC 56 (January 13, 2019)
Keeping Tabs, “Protecting Your Ice Hole” (with Amy Ohler; June 2017)