Her Majesty the Queen v. Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Ontario, et al. (December 12, 2012)
Case # 34317
In four criminal proceedings, the trial judges appointed amicus curiae and set conditions for compensating the amicus.
In one case, the trial judge also put in place a process for monitoring the accounts submitted by the amicus.
The Attorney General conceded on appeal that a court has the power to appoint amicus and to set some terms of the appointment.
The Attorney General stated that the court has no jurisdiction for setting the rate at which amicus should be paid.
The Court of Appeal heard all four appeals together and dismissed the Attorney General’s appeals.