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If anyone has recently interviewed with the AB Crown Prosecution Service (for a 2L summer student position) please help!! I'm interested in what kinds of questions I will be asked, how much of criminal law/evidence/criminal procedure I should review, and what kind of topical case related questions I might be asked. I'm also currently in Toronto (although I lived in AB my whole life before law school), so I'm worried about not knowing enough AB related substantive content. Anything helps!

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Review Jordan and Cody. Crown deal with 11(b) at every stage of the file. 

Review Antic, St. Cloud, and Morales - this is your holy trinity in bail court. 

Read Gladue and Ipeelee.

I do not work for Alberta Crown but any prosecutor anywhere in Canada should know those seven at least. 

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I worked as a 2L summer student for the ACPS and the interview was quite informal. They asked me why I was interested in criminal law, what I thought was the most important quality for a Crown to have, what was a criminal case I liked... And then mostly about my interests.

This was a couple years ago, so things may have changed. Definitely cannot hurt to know the above cases though, especially Jordan. DM me if you need anything else.

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On 9/24/2018 at 11:05 AM, atticusfinch123 said:

If anyone has recently interviewed with the AB Crown Prosecution Service (for a 2L summer student position) please help!! I'm interested in what kinds of questions I will be asked, how much of criminal law/evidence/criminal procedure I should review, and what kind of topical case related questions I might be asked. I'm also currently in Toronto (although I lived in AB my whole life before law school), so I'm worried about not knowing enough AB related substantive content. Anything helps!

 

Criminal law is federal jurisdiction.  Although there are some differences from province to province, don't worry about being Alberta-specific.  Be comfortable with trial procedure and bail hearings.

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Interviewed and was offered a 2L summer position with the AB Crown Prosecution Service for the summer of 2018 (I accepted elsewhere).

Interview was very casual, questions focused on my resume in addition to the "why criminal law" question. Very similar experience to @Snarky. I did not receive any substantive questions regarding criminal law. 

I only received one interview and they were silent until call day. 

Happy to chat via PM further if you want.

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