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A clear understanding of the law of search and seizure remains the cornerstone of criminal law investigation and litigation.

You will get legal updates, practical information and effective tactics from prominent experts in key areas.

Lawyers, police, regulatory investigators and Courts continue to grapple with novel and challenging issues in the law of Search and Seizure especially those presented at the intersection between privacy, emerging new technologies and the Charter.

Topics will include:

  • Reasonable expectation of privacy after Mills: Same as it ever was?
  • Search incident to investigative detention and warrantless safety searches
  • Search of electronic devices; Current and emerging issues
  • Garafoli; Abuse of process and Section 8 applications
  • Drink, Drugs and Drive; A search update
  • Unsealing applications, challenges and lessons learned from high profile cases



  • Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Lesley Ruzicka, Crown Appeals & Special Prosecutions( Prosecution Support), B.C. Prosecution Service, Ministry of Attorney General, British Columbia


  • Matthew Asma, Counsel,Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario (Toronto)
  • Oren Bick, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada (Vancouver)
  • Ian Carter, Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter (Ottawa)
  • Kasandra B. Cronin Q.C., La Liberté Cronin (Vancouver)
  • Robert J. Currie, Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (Halifax)
  • Nader R. Hasan, Stockwoods LLP (Toronto)
  • S./Sgt. Bobbie Haynes, NCO in Charge – Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit of B.C.
  • Fraser Kelly, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario (London)
  • Ami Kotler, Crown Attorney, Criminal Prosecutions, Manitoba Justice
  • Shauna L. MacDonald, Crown Counsel, Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (Halifax)
  • Gloria Ng, Gloria Ng Law (Vancouver)
  • Paul Pearson, Crown Counsel, B.C. Prosecution Service (Victoria)
  • David Schermbrucker, Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada (Halifax)
  • Mark Sheardown, , Crown Counsel, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions, B.C. Prosecution Service (Vancouver)
  • Anila Srivastava, , Wilson Butcher (Vancouver)
  • Dianne Wiedemann, Crown Counsel, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions, B.C. Prosecution Service (Vancouver)


Fees include attendance and program materials.

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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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

February 5, 2021
9:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Online Replay 
March 12, 2021
Register for Online Replay


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly licensed rate (2018 to present): $247.50 + 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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