Do you have the practical knowledge and skills you need to be an effective POA advocate?
With over a million charges being laid annually under provincial statutes and municipal bylaws, provincial offences are one of the highest volume types of cases heard in the province’s courts.
As someone whose practice includes POA files, you need to be able to adeptly manage the broad range of challenging situations that arise before, during and after a hearing. Whether it’s knowing what to look for when reviewing disclosure, negotiating at the pre-trial stage, or advancing your case at trial or on appeal, your client’s success at every stage depends upon your ability to navigate the law and procedure while at the same being an effective advocate.
Using a sample case file, the Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice drills down on the key stages in a POA file ‒ from meeting your client for the first time, conducting the trial, and making submissions on sentencing, to understanding if and how to appeal a decision.
Led by The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, this program is must-attend for paralegals and lawyers practicing in the Provincial Offences Court. Throughout five intensive modules (spread over five months), an expert faculty will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the relevant law and a unique opportunity to hone your written and oral advocacy skills with learn-by-doing exercises and individualized feedback from judges, justices of the peace and senior legal practitioners.
Reserve your place now to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity while earning your full CPD requirements for both 2016 and 2017.
In this practical, hands-on program, you will learn:
Module 1: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Provincial Offences Court: A Comprehensive Overview
Module 2: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Evidence in POA Matters
Module 3: Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Charter and POA Prosecutions
Module 4: Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Trial, Sentencing and Appeals
Module 5: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Intensive Advocacy Workshops
(In-person attendance required for Module 5)
Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.
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.
You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice. Participants must attend all program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.
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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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November 19, December 3, 2016 & January 21, February 11 and March 4, 2017 (5 Saturdays)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Note: Modules 1-4 may be completed in person or by webcast. However, all participants must attend Module 5 in person.
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$2,495 plus HST
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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