Edward L. Greenspan Q.C.


Experience

  • 2013 – Lecturer at Brock University, 4th year Political Science course on Politics and the Criminal Process
  • 1972 to 1999 – Lecturer of Criminal Procedure, then Advanced Criminal Law at the University of Toronto Law School
  • 1986 – 1989 – Lecturer of Advanced Evidence in Criminal Cases at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • 1989 – Delivered the Hugh Alan Maclean Lecture at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law
  • 1986 – Delivered the Culliton Lecture, University of Saskatchewan Law
  • 1983 – Delivered The Isaac Pitblado Lecture (Manitoba)
  • 1983 – Practitioner–in–Residence, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario School
  • 1982 – Milvain Chair of Advocacy at University of Calgary Law School
  • 1972 – 1981 – Lecturer of Criminal Procedure at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • 1971 to mid–1980’s – Lecturer at the Bar Admission Course in Criminal  Law

Mr. Greenspan has been a guest lecturer at Fordham Law School in New York;  New York University in New York; University of California, Berkeley, Hastings;  University Law School, San Francisco;  Duke University Law School in Kentucky and  Hebrew University in Jerusalem


Publications, News & Media

  • 2012 Raw Life, Cameos of 1894, Justice from a Magistrate's Bench Book, J. Patrick Boyer, Dundurn,  Foreward by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.,
  • 2008 Kickstart:  How Successful Canadians Got Started,   Herman, Matthews and Feindel, Dundurn Group, Interview with Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 2007 Scheiber, Harry N., Editor, Earl Warren and the Warren Court:  The Legacy in American and Foreign Law, Chapter on 'The Impact of the Warren Court in Canada' by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 2005 Counsel for the Defence: Bernard Cohn Memorial Lecture Series in Criminal Law, edited by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. Irwin Law
  • 2004 The Dubin Lectures on Advocacy 1998 – 2002, Canada Law Book, Address by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. on The Art of Advocacy Is Not a Science
  • 2003 Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures: The Law of Evidence, Lowering the Threshold for Admissibility of Defence Evidence in a Criminal Case by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 2002 How to Bribe a Judge:  Poems from the Bench, by Justice James Clarke, Introduction by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. 2002
  • 2001 Crimes of Passion, An Exploration of 25 Classic Murder Cases, by Howard Engel, Key Porter Books, Foreward by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 2001 Levy, Q.C., Earl L., The Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases, Carswell, Foreward by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 2001 Watt, Q.C., David – The New Offences Against The Person: The Provisions of Bill C–127, Butterworths, Foreward by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 1998 Queen’s Quarterly, Spring 1998, Discipline and Parole, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., Andrew Matheson and  Ronald Davis, pp. 9 – 27
  • 1997 As Prime Minister, I Would…, Volume 3, 1997 –1998, MacMillan Canada,  Essay Honesty is Such a Lonely Word, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 1996 Lord High Executioner: A History of Hangmen, Their Headsmen and Kind, Preface by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 1995 Freedom of Expression in Canada:  Ifs, Buts & Whereases, The Law Society of Upper Canada Gazette, Volume XXIX, Number 3/4, September/December 1995, page 212
  • 1993 God's Ideal is Justice, The Law Society of Upper Canada Gazette, Volume XXVII, Number 1, March 1993, page 48
  • 1993 Rise Up:  A New Guide to Public Speaking, Sandie,Bernard,  Prentice Hall Canada, Interview with Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 1992 The Quality of Life and the Practice of Law,  The Law Society of Upper Canada Gazette Volume XXVI, Number 1, March 1992, page 86
  • 1989 The Royal Commission:  History, Powers and Functions, and the Role of Counsel in Administrative Tribunals, a Practice Handbook for Legal Counsel (Canada Law Book:  Aurora)
  • 1987 Empire Club Foundation Address:  The Role of the Defence Counsel in Canadian Society, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., November 19, 1987, 1987–8, published by the Empire Club of Canada, through T.H. Best Printing Company Ltd.
  • 1987 GREENSPAN: The Case for the Defence, MacMillan of Canada, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. and George Jonas
  • 1987 GREENSPAN:  The Case for the Defence, Collins Paperback, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. and George Jonas
  • 1987 Everybody's Favourites:  by Arlene Perly Rae, Viking, Canadians Talk about books that changed their lives – Essay by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., Biography on Clarence Darrow
  • 1986–1987 The Future Role of Defence Counsel (1986–87, ) 51 Sask. Law. Rev.
  • 1986 Scales of Justice, Volume 2, Edited by George Jonas, with an Introduction by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., CBC Publications
  • 1986 The Media, The Courts and the Charter, edited by Allen Linden and Philip Anisman, Carswell , Comment: “Another Argument Against Television in the Courtroom” by Edward L. Greenspan, Q,C.
  • 1986 Opening to the Jury for the Defence in a Criminal Case: in Advocacy in Court, A Tribute to Arthur Maloney, Q.C. Canada Law Book:  Toronto
  • 1985 Perspectives in Criminal Law, Essays in Honour of John L.L. J. E. Edwards, Edited by Anthony N. Doob and Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., Canada Law Book, including an essay by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. entitled, The Future Role of Defence Counsel
  • 1985 "Rehabilitation:  The Justice Model and the Victim" Justice Beyond Orwell by E.L. Greenspan, Q.C., eds. R.S. Abella and M.L. Rothman.  Montreal:  Les Editions Yvon Blais,
  • 1984 Studies in Criminal Law and Procedure, article entitled Absolute and Conditional Sentences by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • 1983 Scales of Justice, edited by George Jonas, with an Introduction by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., CBC Publications
  • 1982 Criminal Procedure in Canada, Del Buono, Butterworths, The Preliminary Inquiry, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.and Marc Rosenberg
  • 1981 Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures:  New  Developments in the Law of Remedies:  Remedies in Criminal Law, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
  • Humanity Above All, Toronto Star One Hundred and Tenth Anniversary, published by the Toronto Star, Essay entitled The Enduring Appeal of Crime Coverage, by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., p. 91
  • The Superior Court Law Review,  2nd Series, Vol. 14, Butterworths,  article by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., the New Truth, Victims Never Lie

Articles

Since 1972, over 200 articles have been written by Mr. Greenspan in various newspapers and magazines including Maclean’s, Time magazine, the Walrus, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Kingston Whig Standard, the Sarnia Observer, the Niagara Falls Evening Review, the Sudbury Star, Law Times, the Financial Post, the Toronto Sun, the Law Society of Upper Canada Gazette, the Justice Report, the Edmonton Journal, Toronto Life and The Advocates’ Society Journal, on law related subjects and more recently, has written numerous articles with Professor Anthony Doob on criminal law issues in numerous newspapers and the Walrus.


Presentations and Conferences

  • 1990 – 1994
  • Host/Narrator of “The Scales of Justice” CBC TV Docu–Drama on famous Canadian criminal trials (Gemini Award Winner 1993 – Best Television Movie of the Year)
  • 1982 – 1990
  • Host/Narrator of "The Scales of Justice" CBC FM  Docu–Drama on 60 famous Canadian criminal trials (Nelly Award Winner 1983 and 1985 as Best Canadian Radio Show of the Year)
  • “Gabriel” Award for Best Radio Entertainment Program in North America in San Antonio, Texas
  • Gold Medal, New York International Radio Festival for “The Scales of Justice”, 1986
  • Inaugural Scales of Justice Award, by the Canadian Law Reform Commission and the Canadian Br Association, for The Scales of Justice,  1982

Radio / Television Host:

  • 1990 – 1994
    Host/Narrator of “The Scales of Justice” CBC TV Docu–Drama on famous Canadian criminal trials (Gemini Award Winner 1993 – Best Television Movie of the Year)
  • 1982 – 1990
    Host/Narrator of "The Scales of Justice" CBC FM  Docu–Drama on 60 famous Canadian criminal trials (Nelly Award Winner 1983 and 1985 as Best Canadian Radio Show of the Year)
  • “Gabriel” Award for Best Radio Entertainment Program in North America in San Antonio, Texas
  • Gold Medal, New York International Radio Festival for “The Scales of Justice”, 1986
  • Inaugural Scales of Justice Award, by the Canadian Law Reform Commission and the Canadian Br Association, for The Scales of Justice,  1982

Accolades

  • 2013 – University College – Alumni of Influence
  • 2013 – Law Society Medal
  • 2009 – The Advocates’ Society Medal
  • 2001 – G. Arthur Martin Medal
  • 1992 – The Commemorative Medal for the125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada
  • 1965 – The Maurice Coady Prize – University College,  University of Toronto
  • 1999 – Received Honourary Doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • 2002 – Received Honourary Doctorate of Civil Laws from the University of Windsor
  • 2004 – Received Honourary Doctor of Laws from Assumption University, Windsor
  • 2012 – Received Honourary Doctor of Laws from Brock University

Memberships

  • 1978 – Present
    Editor of Martin's Annual Criminal Code co–editor with Justice Marc Rosenberg since 1997 and with Marie Henein since 2011
  • 1992 – Present
    Editor of Martin’s Annual Ontario Criminal  Practice co–editor with Justice Marc Rosenberg since 1998 and with Marie Henein since 2011
  • 1980 – Present
    Editor of Martin’s Related Statutes co–editor with Justice Marc Rosenberg since 1998 and with Marie Henein since 2010
  • 1975 – Present
    Editor–in–Chief of the Canadian Criminal Cases
  • 1971 – 1992
    Associate Editor of the Criminal Law Quarterly
  • 1971 – 2000
    Associate Editor of the Dominion Law Reports
  • 1971 – 1979
    Associate Editor of the Ontario Reports
  • 1971 – 1975
    Associate Editor of the Canadian Criminal Cases
  • 1982 – Present
    Member of the Editorial Board of Canadian Charter of Rights Annotated, Canada Law Book
  • 1990 – 2001
    Editorial Board of the Law Times
  • 1986 – 2002
    Editorial Board of the Canadian Lawyer
  • 1985 – 1990
    Member of the Board of the Toronto Arts Awards Foundation

Professional Affiliations

  • 2012 – Present
    Senior Fellow, Massey College
  • 2002 – Present
    Member of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee
  • 2000– Present
    Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 1997 – Present
    Member Quadrangle Society, Massey College and a Senior Fellow at Massey College
  • 1997 – Present
    Member of University College Alumni Association, University of Toronto
  • 1997 – 2001
    Member of the Ontario Judicial Council
  • 1996 – Present
    Member of ORT Canada
  • 1994 – Present
    Member of the International Society of Barristers
  • 1993 – 1998
    Board member of Alliance Communications Corporation
  • 1991 – Present
    Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 1989 – Present
    A Vice–President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • 1989 – 1994
    Member of the Advisory Board of the Toronto Lung Transplant Team
  • 1988 – Present
    Member of the Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation
  • 1988 – 1990
    Member of the Executive for the Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
  • 1983 – 1985
    Chairman, Criminal Justice Subsection, Canadian Bar Association [National]
  • 1982 – 1984
    Director of the Advocates’ Society
  • 1982–  1983
    Director of the Medico–Legal Society
  • 1981 – 1989
    A Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • 1979 – Present
    Honourary  member of  Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity
  • 1977 – 1982
    Member of the Advisory Counsel, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
  • 1977 – 1981
    Vice–President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • 1973
    Chairman of Criminal Justice, sub–section of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario Branch)
  • 2013
    Best Lawyers International

Mr. Greenspan is also a member of the International Society of Barristers since 1994, The  Lawyers Club, The American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (a life member), Toronto Lawyers Association and The York Club.  Since 1991 he has been a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


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