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A must-attend for law enforcement officers, regulatory investigators, Crown Attorneys, Defence Lawyers, and Judges.

Search Warrants are powerful tools that can make or break your case. Recent court decisions continue to make apparent the importance of clear, accurate and complete Search Warrant Applications and the potentially dire consequences of deficient drafting. In this one-day comprehensive program led by an expert and experienced faculty, you will get the knowledge and skills you need to draft a wide variety of search warrants with clarity and certainty, to review and revise warrants, and to identify and develop strategies for defending or attacking them.

Topics will include:

  • Review of the Foundation Principles of Search and Seizure
  • Warrant Drafting 101 – the fundamentals you need to know
  • Computer and hi-tech device searches; special challenges and important drafting considerations
  • Using anonymous sources effectively and avoiding traps
  • Cross-Discipline panel discussion/debate on practical issues in the Warrant process



  • Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Fraser M. Kelly, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)


  • Matthew Asma, Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Katie Doherty, Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Ami Kotler, Crown Attorney, Criminal Prosecutions, Manitoba Justice
  • Inspector Joe Matthews, Officer in Charge of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, Organized Crime Enforcement Unit, Toronto Police Service
  • Jeffrey Milligan, Barrister
  • Detective Constable Jon Paine, Major Crimes Section, London Police Service
  • Vincent Paris, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Guns and Gangs Unit
  • Brian Puddington, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Michelle Rumble, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Mark J. Sandler, Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP
  • The Hon. Justice Gerri Wong, Ontario Court of Justice


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Date & Time

July 15, 2020


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Fee per Delegate

$525 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $262.50 + 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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