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A clear understanding of the law of search and seizure remains a cornerstone of criminal law investigation and litigation. All those involved in the criminal justice process continue to grapple with many new and challenging issues, including those now presented by the intersection between privacy, emerging new technologies and the Charter.

In this 2018 one day intensive program you will get practical information and tactics you can use from prominent experts on key topics including:

  • Stingrays; technical and legal issues arising from IMSI catchers and cell tower Imitators
  • Child exploitation offences; investigative issues and meeting the special challenges
  • General Warrants; risks, rewards and limits for innovative investigative techniques
  • Part V1 Criminal Code and novel communication technologies; R. v. Jones, R. v Marakah, encryption and more
  • Policing, privacy and racialized communities
  • Sealing Orders; How to get them? How to get rid of them?
  • Bringing and responding to Charter motions for the exclusion of evidence
  • Media searches and journalistic privilege

Don’t miss the keynote address:
“Defining Reasonable in the Digital Age: A View from the Front Lines”
Andrea Wood, Chief Legal Officer, TELUS




  • Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Scott K. Fenton, Fenton, Smith Barristers
  • Lesley Ruzicka, Crown Counsel, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions (Prosecution Support), B.C. Prosecution Service, Ministry of Attorney General


  • Sgt. David Bell-Irving, Legal Application Support Team, RCMP
  • Michelle Booker, Crown Counsel, B.C. Prosecution Service, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Daniel W. Burnett, Q.C., Owen Bird Law Corporation
  • Eric Gottardi, Defence Counsel, Peck and Company, Barristers
  • S/Sgt. Phil Heard, Vancouver Police Department
  • Peter Hogg, Crown Counsel, B.C. Prosecution Service, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Brock Martland, Defence Counsel, Martland & Saulnier
  • Donald Montrichard, Crown Counsel, B.C. Prosecution Service, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Gloria M. Ng, Defence Counsel, Winright Law Corporation
  • Tony Paisana, Defence Counsel, Peck and Company, Barristers
  • Daniel M. Scanlan, Crown Counsel, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions, B.C. Prosecution Service, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Alexandra Rice, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • The Hon. Judge James Sutherland, Provincial Court of British Columbia



OsgoodePD has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the LSO.
Eligible CPD Hours:
B.C. 6.5;
LSO (ON):6h 55m CPD (4h 55m Substantive, 1h Professionalism), 1h EDI
OsgoodePD programs may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please contact cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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.


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Technical Support

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

Date Recorded

December 6, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

January 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST


Online - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Investigators
  • Crown and defence lawyers
  • Judges

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