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The standard of review of administrative action is entering a new era as a result of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decisions in Vavilov and Bell Canada. Get a full day of expert insights into the new law and its practical implications in key practice areas.

  • What is the impact of these landmark cases?
  • What problems do they solve?
  • What gaps remain?
  • What is the likely, foreseeable impact of the new law in such practice areas as
    • Securities Litigation, Financial Services and Competition Enforcement
    • Professional Regulation and Licensing (including Regulated Health Professions)
    • Environmental and Land Use Planning Law
    • Human Rights, Social Justice, Aboriginal Law
    • Labour and Employment Law

This new program features a faculty of distinguished experts, who will provide you with the most in-depth and extended treatment of the issues currently available.


Program Chairs

  • Kate Glover Berger, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University
  • Brendan van Niejenhuis, Stockwoods LLP
  • Sean Gaudet, Senior Counsel, Public Law Section, Justice Canada

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance 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.


Have a question? Read our FAQs.

Technical Support

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

Date Recorded

March 9, 2020

Program Details

Date & Time

April 30, 2020
9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m EDT


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $347.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Administrative lawyers
  • Litigators who appear before administrative boards and tribunals or who are involved in judicial reviews
  • Securities lawyers
  • Competition lawyers
  • Immigration and refugee lawyers
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Land use planning/municipal lawyers
  • Human rights lawyers
  • Lawyers representing Indigenous governments and communities
  • Other lawyers practising Aboriginal law
  • Lawyers who appear before Social Justice Tribunals
  • Lawyers representing clients in regulated professions
  • Administrative decision-makers

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