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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 and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
September 20, 2018
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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