Stephen R. Proudlove, LL.B.
Stephen Proudlove holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University in English Literature and Political Science and a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and the University of Western Ontario.
Upon completion of the Bar Admission Course, Mr. Proudlove articled and practised in the extreme Northwest of Ontario, primarily in the area of Criminal law for Aboriginal offenders, and frequently on remote First Nations Territories serviced only by winter road or small plane. After several years so engaged, Mr. Proudlove returned to Toronto and defended criminal law cases with one of Canada’s top criminal law firms before beginning his own practice.
Mr. Proudlove is a tireless litigator who engages primarily in complex cases frequently involving Charter challenges, criminal organization charges, wiretap intercepts and matters of related sophistication. With what spare time he has, Stephen is a volunteer with the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, working primarily with the International Review Committee.
Krystal Manitius, J.D.
Krystal Manitius is from a small town outside of Port Perry, Ontario. She has aspired to practice criminal law for as long as she can remember.
Krystal attended the University of Ottawa and completed an Honors BSocSc in Criminology and Psychology in 2006, and went on to study Law at Osgoode Hall, receiving her JD in 2009. While studying at Osgoode Hall, Krystal worked at the student run Legal Aid clinic, CLASP, as a Criminal and Women’s Division Leader, practicing criminal defence and family law. Krystal has been with the firm since her call to the bar in the summer of 2010.
Krystal is particularly interested in criminal defence because it allows her to work with a variety of populations and to assist clients in navigating the criminal justice system. She is especially interested in assisting vulnerable populations such as youth and other marginalized groups.
Simon Borys, a law student at Queen’s University, is also a former police officer and, as such, has received considerable exposure to the Criminal Code of Canada and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as other federal and provincial statutes and laws. Simon has also received extensive training in Canada and the United States in traffic enforcement, as well as in the areas of interviewing and interrogation, firearms, criminal interdiction (narcotics importation enforcement), and a host of other
Simon has always enjoyed a strong commitment towards upholding and defending the rights of citizens and it was his experience in policing which led to his decision to attend law school. Simon intends to practice criminal and regulatory defence upon his call to the Bar.
Simon proudly offers his services as a part-time instructor in the Police Foundations program of Trillium College. As well, he is an active member of many professional organizations, including the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Prison Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Transport Lawyer’s Association. Simon also sits on the editorial board of Briefly Speaking, the Ontario Bar Association’s magazine.
In addition, Simon maintains a blog entitled Simon Says (www.SimonBorys.ca), where he attempts to share his knowledge and experiences in policing by dispelling myths and demystifying the law. His posts are frequently reprinted by media outlets and he is often invited to offer commentary on a variety of