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Register Now! This very popular course sells out quickly. A must-attend for law enforcement officers, Regulatory Investigators, Crown Attorneys, Defence Lawyers, Judges.

Topics include:

  • Foundation principles of Search and Seizure law
  • Understanding reasonable expectation of privacy
  • Warrant writing and reviewing 101
  • Working with complex fact patterns
  • Navigating the complexities of General Warrants
  • Latest hot issues in computer and related tech searches
  • Informers and tipsters; current challenges and effective strategies
  • Ancillary Orders and Returns
  • Current and practical issues in the Warrant process and tips on meeting the challenges


Program Chairs

  • Scott C. Hutchison, Partner, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Fraser M. Kelly, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

Faculty includes:

  • Sergeant David Cobey, RCMP
  • Erin Dann, Barrister
  • Allison Dellandrea, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • The Hon. Justice Michael J. Epstein, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Michael Fawcett, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Andrew Furgiuele, Doucette Santoro Furgiuele
  • Kenneth Grad, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Mabel Lai, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Susan Magotiaux, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Detective Sergeant W.J. (Jamie) Prosser, Coordination Unit – Technical Support Branch, Investigation and Support Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police
  • Randy Schwartz, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Sarah Shaikh, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Mary Park at mpark@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Optional Workshop
(for Course registrants only)

March 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
In Person

Online Replay
April 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

Course Only:
$525 plus HST

Course plus Workshop:
$695 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Regulatory Investigators
  • Crown Attorneys
  • Defence Lawyers
  • Judges

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Hotels & Parking

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