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Expert guidance on all key aspects of handling these files at each stage:

  • Investigation
  • Pre-hearing preparation and proceedings
  • The hearing

The faculty includes counsel both from regulatory bodies and from the private bar, ensuring that you get a rounded perspective on issues in this challenging, high-stakes area.

Professional discipline hearings are serious matters. For the professional, years of education, experience, reputation, and livelihood are all on the line. For the licensing body and its counsel, there’s pressure to vigorously protect the public interest and to respond to allegations of misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in a fair, effective and timely manner.

Whether you are a lawyer defending a professional in disciplinary proceedings or represent a regulator, you need a thorough and current understanding of substantive law, procedure, and the strategic calculus that govern this area. This perennially successful OsgoodePD program gives you the tools, fully updated for 2019. Topics include:

  • Assessing duties and powers
  • Duty of good faith, neutrality, and reasonableness
  • The professional’s duty to co-operate and its limits
  • Internal investigations, privilege, and privacy obligations
  • Documentary requests and production
  • Challenging the adequacy of disclosure to the respondent
  • Delay/abuse of process: how long is too long?
  • The standard of practice: battle of the experts
  • The hearing: evidence and its presentation, penalties, costs, and settlement
  • Dealing effectively with concurrent criminal and civil proceedings
  • Court challenges to professional discipline decisions
  • Ethical and professional issues in professional discipline practice


Program Chairs

  • Linda Fuerst, Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP
  • Jeremy Devereux, Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP


  • Matthew Britton, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Lisa Brownstone, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Nadia Campion, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
  • Alistair Crawley, Crawley Mackewn Brush LLP
  • Jill Dougherty, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Bonni Ellis, Lerners LLP
  • Lisa Freeman, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Alix Hersak, Director, Investigations & Prosecutions, Chartered Professional Accountants, Ontario
  • Rebecca Jones, Lenczner Slaght
  • Lindsay Kantor, Torkin Manes
  • Emily Lawrence, Paliare Roland
  • Jaan Lilles, Lenczner Slaght
  • Julie Maciura, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc
  • Luisa Ritacca, Stockwoods
  • Megan Savard, Addario Law Group LLP

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
April 24, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Counsel acting for professionals
  • Regulatory bodies in professional discipline proceedings

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