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Register Now! This must-attend program for law enforcement, regulatory investigators, Crowns, defence lawyers, and judges sells out quickly. 

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, and emerging new technologies and the Charter. 

In this 2020 one-day intensive program you will get practical information and tactics you can use from prominent experts on key topics including:

  1. Encryption, biometrics, and passwords; Can data security and Search and seizure law live together?
  2. Reasonable Expectations of Privacy after Stillman, Marakah and Jarvis; Same as it Ever Was?
  3. General Warrants turn 25
  4. Drink, Drive and Search – the new Demand Regime.
  5. Race and Warrantless Search Powers.
  6. Media Searches after the Journalist Source Protection Act



  • Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Scott K. Fenton, Fenton, Smith Barristers

Keynote Speaker

  • Owen Rees, Deputy Assistant Deputy Attorney General, National Litigation Sector, Department of Justice Canada


  • Matthew Asma, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Ian Carter, Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter
  • The Hon. Justice Phil Downes, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Kelsey Flanagan, Heinen Hutchison LLP
  • James Foy, Addario Law Group LLP
  • Davin Garg, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Nadar Hassan, Stockwoods LLP
  • Fraser M. Kelly, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Mabel Lai, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Jerry Leung, Counsel, Toronto Police Service
  • Cate Martell, Cate Martell Defence
  • The Hon. Justice Rita Maxwell, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Samara Secter, Addario Law Group LLP
  • Sarah Shaikh, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of 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.

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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

February 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
In-Person and Webcast


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

Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $272.50 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Regulatory investigators
  • Crown and defence lawyers
  • Judges

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Hotels & Parking

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