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Criminals of all kinds will continue to take advantage of the lightning speed of developments in technology. If you are a law enforcement professional, regulatory investigator, lawyer, computer forensic specialist, or judge, it is critical that you are not only on pace but on top of these.

  • Search and seizure; deep dive into the latest top SCC cases and other major court decisions
  • Managing the minefield of increasingly complex digital investigations
  • Getting your evidence introduced; confirming authentication and meeting admissibility challenges
  • Gathering and sharing digital evidence across borders



  • Susheel Gupta, Senior Strategic Operations Advisor – National Security, Federal Policing National Security, RCMP
  • Steven Johnston, Crown Prosecutor, Specialized Prosecutions Branch, Alberta Justice
  • Lynda Morgan, Addario Law Group LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • Robert J. Currie, Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
    “Cross-Border Gathering of Electronic Evidence: The Current State of Play”


  • Chris Burkett, Director, Forensic Investigations, Deloitte Canada
  • Dave Cobey, MMSc., L.M., Technical Case Management Program, Technical Investigation Services, RCMP
  • Jennifer Conroy, Head of Appeals Unit, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Katie Doherty, Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Erin Dann, Embry Dann LLP
  • Michael Fawcett, Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Michael Lacy, Partner – Criminal Law Group, Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP
  • Ken Lockhart, Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Christine Mainville, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Kate Robertson, Markson Law
  • Carlo Rossi, Senior Litigation Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Fredrick Schumann, Stockwoods LLP
  • Clifford Smith, Electronic Evidence Unit – Coordinator, Competition Bureau, Canada



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

September 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Can't make the date? Get 120-day on-demand access to the program archive.

Online Replay 
November 2, 2020
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Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $247.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Crown and defence lawyers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Computer forensic investigators from the government
  • Computer forensic investigators non- government – private business such as forensic accounting firms, private business – Google, Blackberry, etc. and smaller internet service companies
  • Expert forensic witnesses
  • Government Regulatory investigators federal and provincial such as Min. of Environment, Revenue Canada, Colleges and Education, CRTC, Min. of Fisheries, Competition Bureau
  • Regulatory lawyers from these government ministries federal and provincial
  • Non-government (large and medium-sized firms) criminal and quasi-criminal regulatory lawyers
  • College, university and law school professors of computer/technology law
  • 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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