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Register Now! This very popular course sells out quickly! A must-attend for law enforcement officers, regulatory investigators, Crown Attorneys, Defence Lawyers, and Judges.

Search Warrants are powerful tools that can make or break your case. Recent court decisions continue to make apparent the importance of clear, accurate and complete Search Warrant Applications and the potentially dire consequences of deficient drafting. In this one-day comprehensive program led by an expert and experienced faculty, you will get the knowledge and skills you need to draft a wide variety of search warrants with clarity and certainty, to review and revise warrants, and to identify and develop strategies for defending or attacking them.

Topics will include:

  • Review of the Foundation Principles of Search and Seizure
  • Warrant Drafting 101 – the fundamentals you need to know
  • Computer and hi-tech device searches; special challenges and important drafting considerations
  • Using anonymous sources effectively and avoiding traps
  • Cross-Discipline panel discussion/debate on practical issues in the Warrant process



  • Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Fraser M. Kelly, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)


  • Matthew Asma, Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Katie Doherty, Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Ami Kotler, Crown Attorney, Criminal Prosecutions, Manitoba Justice
  • Inspector Joe Matthews, Officer in Charge of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, Organized Crime Enforcement Unit, Toronto Police Service
  • Jeffrey Milligan, Barrister
  • Detective Constable Jon Paine, Major Crimes Section, London Police Service
  • Vincent Paris, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Guns and Gangs Unit
  • Brian Puddington, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Michelle Rumble, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Mark J. Sandler, Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP
  • The Hon. Justice Gerri Wong, Ontario Court of Justice



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

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

March 2, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
In Person and Webcast

March 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
In Person Only - For Day One Registrants Only


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

Fee per Delegate

Course Only: $525 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $262.50 + HST for Course

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $347.50 + HST for Course and Workshop (For Day One Registrants Only)

Course and Workshop (For Day One Registrants Only): $695 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • law enforcement officers
  • Regulatory Investigators
  • Crown Attorneys
  • Defence Lawyers
  • Judges

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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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