RICHARD LITKOWSKI, Toronto Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Richard Litkowski was called to the Bar in 1991 after serving his articles at the Supreme Court of Canada as a clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer in 1989-1990. In his first few years as a lawyer, he had a wide-ranging trial and appellate practice. More recently, his focus has been on appeals before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, where he appears regularly. He also has experience before the Supreme Court of Canada. He was an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he has taught Evidence and Advanced Evidence. He has also contributed to various publications, including a yearly chapter in The Supreme Court Law Review’s Year in Review Volume, and continuing legal education panels sponsored by the Law Society of Ontario and the Advocate’s Society. He was a co-author of the sixth edition of Sentencing with Clayton Ruby and others, an instructor at the Bar Admission Course in Criminal Procedure and Advocacy from 1993-2005, a Review Counsel and Lecturer at the Downtown Legal Services (the student-run legal aid clinic at the University of Toronto Law School) from 1996-2006, and he appears regularly before the Court of Appeal for Ontario as a Duty Counsel for the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program in Toronto and Kingston.