The cover story in this month’s edition featured comments from Dino Bottos during an interview with Canadian Lawyer Magazine on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
From the Article:
Dino Bottos, an Edmonton-based criminal defence lawyer, says that a lack of appreciation of the Charter may be in part because it has been in place for less than four decades. “The Charter is still in its infancy. We are now in only the second generation of people who have grown up with it as part of their daily lives,” says Bottos, who heads the Bottos Law Group.
He agrees that educating the public about the Charter is important and something that should be a responsibility of the legal community. Bottos also teaches a criminal law and procedure class at the University of Alberta and tries to pass along this message to his students. “I try to instill in them that no matter what area of law they go into, we all have to have regard for Charter rights and they should go out into the world and explain that to friends and relatives [who] are not in the law,” he says.”