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What impact is the SCC’s Groia decision likely to have on professional responsibility?

In 75 minutes, this new webinar will get you all caught up on the key points, implications and consequences of the Supreme Court of Canada’s first-ever decision on civility in the courtroom. Our expert faculty – including an experienced defence lawyer and a Crown Attorney, will guide you through the following topics:

  • Overview of the Court’s recent decision in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Court’s test for determining when uncivil courtroom conduct becomes professional misconduct
  • How the decision affects the roles of prosecutors and defence counsel
  • Case scenarios raising issues of potentially improper or aggressive conduct (drawn from various practice areas)

PLUS! You will earn 75 minutes towards your annual CPD professionalism requirement. Register now!


  • Helen How, Assistant Crown Attorney, Downtown Toronto Crown’s Office, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Lorne Sabsay, Sabsay Lawyers


Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

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 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

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

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:
Stéphane McRoberts at SMcRoberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

September 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EST



Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Legal professionals in all practice areas

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