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Law society's search of lawyer’s laptops didn't breach Charter, Alberta court rules

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7:14 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a lawyer claiming that the search of his laptops by a law society investigator infringed his s. 8 Charter rights and that s. 55 of the Legal Profession Act “should be interpreted in light of Charter values.”

In Law Society of Alberta v. Sidhu 2017 ABCA 224, the court heard that the appellant, Justin Sidhu, was the subject of a Law Society of Alberta investigation after he was convicted of transporting drugs to a client in...