Legal Aid Research Series Court Side Study of Adult Unrepresented Accused in the Provincial Criminal Courts Part 1: Overview Report


Figure 4.4 Prevalence of Representation by Duty Counsel Percentage of Cases Represented by Duty Counsel at different Times and Stages of the Court Process by Site

At 1st 3 appearances
Time or Stage in Court Process St. John’s Halifax Bathurst Sherbrooke Scarborough Brandon Edmonton Regina Kelowna
1st appearance 741 32 29 n/a 71 n/a 26 172 42
2nd appearance (if any) n/a 24 10 n/a 57 313 24 432 27
3rd appearance (if any) n/a 19 6 n/a 49 n/a 10 462 20

At Key Stages
Time or Stage in Court Process St. John’s Halifax Bathurst Sherbrooke Scarborough Brandon Edmonton Regina Kelowna
at bail 891 49 n/a n/a 77 n/a 16 192 62
plea 341 14 16 n/a 24 n/a 14 492 26
defence elections n/a 13 28 n/a   n/a 39 562 9
final appearance 302 13 11 n/a 22 414 11 502 24

At None, Some or All Appearances
Time or Stage in Court Process St. John’s Halifax Bathurst Sherbrooke Scarborough Brandon Edmonton Regina Kelowna
at none n/a 47 66 n/a 14 n/a 54 632 36
at some but not all n/a 47 27 n/a 70 n/a 41 372 50
at all n/a 6 8 n/a 16 n/a 5 102 15

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