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Welcome to R v Kaye: The OBA/OJEN Criminal Law Challenge!

We know many of you worked very hard this year to prepare for R v Kaye, the 2020 case scenario for the OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT)! Though the tournaments have all been cancelled due to Covid-19, our province-wide OOCMT team has been working hard to prepare this Criminal Law Challenge for you, based on the facts of R v Kaye.

For this challenge, you can submit written Opening and Closing statements, which you will receive feedback on from a practising lawyer or a judge. Please send your Opening Statements to

You have access to message boards dedicated to a number of different discussion topics, as well as a space for miscellaneous and technical questions. You will also find the dedicated “Ask a Lawyer” forum, which will be updated regularly with responses by lawyers from across Ontario. To register for the forums, see the buttons to the right of this description. Once you register, you will receive an email directing you to the forums.

Finally, we will be releasing videos of Direct and Cross Examinations of each witness from the R v Kaye case scenario. You can then use the evidence in these videos to craft your Closing Statement.

Thank you for participating in this challenge! And please remember to be respectful on the message boards 🙂

Good luck!

Bryn Rieger, OOCMT Project Leader

Timeline for the Challenge

May 8, 2020 

Online portal opens for Opening statement submissions

Online discussion forums and ‘Ask a Lawyer’ forum open

May 22, 2020

Online portal closes for Opening statement submissions

Recorded witness examinations will be published online

Online portal opens for Closing statements

June 5, 2020

Online portal closes for Closing statement submissions

R v Kaye: OOCMC Witness Examinations

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