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Positive outcomes in sexual offence cases are contingent on good education and best practices.

An allegation of sexual assault raises unique challenges for lawyers, judges, and investigators. In recent years, the justice system’s handling of these cases has come under sustained scrutiny.  Positive outcomes in sexual offence cases are contingent on good education and best practices. Join a top-level faculty to hear the latest in the law and practical approaches including:

  • Section 276 of the Criminal Code, prior sexual consent, and the trilogy of recent SCC cases, Barton, Goldfinch and RV.
  • Breaking down myths and stereotypes in a sexual assault case
  • Drill down on new sexual assault law: Bill C-51 and C-75
  • Ethics and civility during a sexual assault trial



  • Jill Witkin, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Frank Addario, Addario Law Group LLP


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.

Technical Support

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

April 25, 2020
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay 
June 4, 2020
Register for Online Replay 


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

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $247.50 + HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • lawyers
  • police
  • sex crime investigators and supervisors
  • sexual assault and rape crisis centre support workers
  • counsellors

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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