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Ensure you are equipped with the latest law and insights from leaders in the administrative law field. This celebrated annual program provides you with the best current thinking from government, the private bar and academia, on current developments in tribunals and in the courts, along with their practical implications.

  • Essential update on key cases of 2019
  • Standard of review revisited, including its impact on tribunal practice and decision-making
  • Important reforms to administrative tribunals & regulatory regimes
  • The implications of the SNC Lavalin Affair for administrative law
  • The roller coaster in municipal law and practice
  • New approaches in public inquiries: recent innovations in design, practice and procedure
  • Challenging Ministerial action (in areas such as environmental regulation, subsidy programs, and curriculum change)
  • The reach of judicial review after Wall v Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Current ethical and professional issues arising in the administrative law context


Program Chairs

  • Kate Glover Berger, LL.M. (Cambridge), D.C.L. (McGill), Faculty of Law, Western University
  • Brendan van Niejenhuis, Stockwoods LLP
  • Sean Gaudet, Senior Counsel, Public Law Section, Justice Canada

Program Faculty

  • The Hon. Justice David W. Stratas, LL.M. (Cambridge), D.C.L. (McGill), Federal Court of Appeal
  • The Hon. Justice Lorne Sossin, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Ronda Bessner, Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Jamie Cameron, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Rebecca C. Durcan, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc
  • Brian Eyolfson, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Jordan B. Goldblatt , Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Andrea Gonsalves, Stockwoods LLP
  • Katherine Hensel, Hensel Barristers
  • Matthew Horner, Counsel, Legal Services and Inquiries, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Judie Im, Crown Law Office – Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Barbara L. Jackman, Jackman, Nazami & Associates
  • Jody Johnson, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Legislative & Planning Services,
    Halton Region
  • Jennifer L. King, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Emily LawrencePaliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Jason Madden, Pape Salter Teillet LLP
  • M. Paul Michell, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
  • Michael H. Morris, Senior General Counsel, Department of Justice, National Litigation Sector (Ontario Regional Office)
  • Stephen G.A. Pitel, Faculty of Law, Western University
  • Kent Roach , Professor & Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Daphne Simon , Executive Director, Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR)
  • Craig H. Slater, General Counsel and Director,
    Alcohol and Gaming Commission
    of Ontario (AGCO)
  • Adriel Weaver, Goldblatt Partners LLP


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:
Paul Truster at PTruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

October 2-3, 2019

Register for Day 1 Only

Register for Day 2 Only

Online Replay Date:
November 21-22, 2019
Register for the Online Replay.

Register for Day 1 Online Replay

Register for Day 2 Online Replay


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

Fee per Delegate

1 Day: $695 + HST

2 Day: $995 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019):
1 Day: $347.50 + HST
2 Day: $695 + HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who appear before agencies, boards or tribunals
  • Government counsel
  • Tribunal counsel
  • Tribunals and board members
  • Adjudicators
  • Regulators

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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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