Justice in Pieces Guest Speaker Series: Roots of Law

Host: John-Paul Rodrigues Guest Speakers: Roots of Law Criminal Defence Firm Date: Monday, March 22nd, 2021, 6pm

Women Leading in Law: Roots Gadhia

Today we have the pleasure of learning from criminal defence lawyer and law firm founder Roots Gadhia. Roots has the best law firm name: Roots of Law! Read on for some tips and advice: 1. Tell me a little about your practice or business Roots of Law is a Professional corporation that employs 3 and half lawyers […]

Crown Pre-Trial and Judicial Pre-Trial with Roots Gadhia

Listen to the Podcast Description: “The idea of collecting evidence yourself: Many of our cases now are cases in which there is video surveillance, you need to understand how important that is. So, for example, your client says to you, “I couldn’t have been there because I was actually grocery shopping at the Metro at […]

Accuracy a concern around roadside saliva-screening device

By Peter Small, AdvocateDaily.com Contributor Roadside saliva-based drug-screening devices being considered for use in Canada may sweep up thousands of innocent drivers in their net if the technology isn’t right, says Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia. If you’re utilizing equipment that’s supposed to test whether or not an individual should be pulled off the road, […]

Admin. costs for victims’ fund 14 times higher than grants

OTTAWA – A federal fund designed to give financial help to parents whose children have been murdered or gone missing has spent more than 14 times as much on administration costs as it has on actual grants. Internal government documents obtained by The Canadian Press show that the fund has doled out $170,000 in grants […]

Appeal decision on drug cops ‘puzzling’

The Ontario Court of Appeal has rightly thrown out a 45-day conditional sentence that was imposed upon a group of Toronto drug squad officers and replaced it with a three year prison term, says Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia. “But it is puzzling that the court then stayed the proceedings claiming that these officers had […]

Applauding Quebec Bar’s legal challenge

A Quebec Bar Association legal challenge against parts of the federal Conservatives’ tough-on-crime agenda represents democracy at its finest, says Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia. “I can only hope that other provinces will join this endeavor,” says Gadhia. The association has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court seeking to strike down sections of Bill […]

Bail process involves balancing Crown’s concerns, public safety

TORONTO — A Toronto neurosurgeon charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife has been denied bail. Dr. Mohammed Shamji, 41, showed little emotion as he sat in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday. Shamji worked at Toronto Western Hospital and was a faculty member at the University of Toronto. He was charged in […]

Basic human rights not being considered: Gadhia

Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia says the difficulties prisoners have in taking care of their basic hygiene needs is just one of the many issues facing Canada’s justice system. “People’s basic human rights aren’t being considered,” she tells The Lawyers Weekly. “The client has the right to a shower and to be clean and presentable […]

Criminal Law Bill to outlaw transgender hate speech recognizes everyone is equal

OTTAWA – For years, transgender Canadians had to come up with creative arguments in front of courts and commissions to link discrimination against them with existing human rights laws. The human rights laws extend some protections to transgender people under the sex discrimination category, but there have been few cases before the federal human rights […]

Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder

By AdvocateDaily.com Staff TORONTO — A serial killer who preyed on men from Toronto’s gay village for years has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce McArthur, who had been set to stand trial next year, entered the guilty plea during a hearing in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday morning. The 67-year-old self-employed […]

Roots Gadhia: Canada shouldn’t follow U.S.

By AdvocateDaily Staff The U.S. tough-on-crime approach “is a clear example of what not to do,” and Canada should avoid making the same mistakes, says Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia. (See Background Story) Gadhia tells AdvocateDaily.com the Harper government’s justice initiatives, including mandatory minimum sentences, are more effective as an “election platform” than in battling […]