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In its 11th year, this national forum will once again bring together a top tier faculty who will equip you with the knowledge and strategies you need to tackle the complex issues involved in tech crime and e-evidence. This is a MUST ATTEND program for lawyers, law enforcement professionals, regulatory investigators, computer forensic specialists, judges and others engaged in criminal justice and regulatory issues.

Canada’s leading experts will equip you with practical tactics and information you can use. Topics include:

  • Managing the minefield of increasingly complex digital investigations
  • Top 2017 drafting and reviewing challenges and solutions in cases involving electronic evidence
  • Search and seizure; deep dive into the latest top SCC cases
  • Cyber security and hacking risks
  • Social Media evidence; how to authenticate and ensure admissibility
  • Giving computer evidence as an expert witness; tips and traps
  • How to effectively cross examine a witness giving expert computer evidence
  • Large data sets; best practices for disclosure and file management



  • Susheel Gupta, Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, (on leave from the Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Steven Johnston, Crown Prosecutor, Special Prosecutions Branch, Alberta Justice
  • Scott K. Fenton, Fenton, Smith Barristers

Keynote Speaker

  • Alex Manea, Chief Security Officer, Blackberry


  • Allison Dellandrea, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Daniel Embury, Technical Director, Cellebrite Services
  • Jillian Friedman, Digital Banking Lawyer, National Bank of Canada
  • Nader Hasan, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
  • Anil K. Kapoor, Kapoor Barristers
  • Jesse Lacroix, Digital Forensic Analyst/Investigator, Ontario Provincial Police Technological Crime Unit
  • Sgt. Mike Lalande, Cybercrime Support Team, Calgary Police Service
  • Avner Levin, Professor, Law and Business, Ryerson University
  • Edward Marrocco, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
  • Mario Mainville, Asst. Deputy Commissioner, Enforcement Services Directorate, Competition Bureau, 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

February 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
March 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Register for the Online Replay.


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

Fee per Delegate

$495 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Crowns federal and provincial
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Defence lawyers
  • Computer forensic investigators and expert witnesses
  • Government regulatory investigators
  • Non-government forensic investigators
  • Judges
  • Professors of computer/technology law

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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