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Whether you are a lawyer defending a professional in disciplinary proceedings, or represent a regulator, you need a thorough and current understanding of substantive law, procedure and the strategic considerations that govern this area. This perennially successful OsgoodePD program gives you the tools, fully updated for 2020.

Professional discipline hearings are serious matters. For the professional, years of education, experience, reputation, and livelihood are all on the line. For the licensing body and its counsel, there’s pressure to vigorously protect the public interest and to respond to allegations of misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in a fair, effective and timely manner. You need to have an in-depth and up-to-date grasp of the key areas:

  • Assessing duties and powers
  • Duty of good faith, neutrality, and reasonableness
  • The professional’s duty to co-operate and its limits
  • Internal investigations, privilege, and privacy obligations
  • Documentary requests and production
  • Challenging the adequacy of disclosure to the respondent
  • Delay/abuse of process: how long is too long?
  • The standard of practice: battle of the experts
  • The hearing: evidence and its presentation, penalties, costs and settlement
  • Dealing effectively with concurrent criminal and civil proceedings
  • Court challenges to professional discipline decisions
  • Ethical and professional issues in professional discipline practice


Program Chairs

  • Linda Fuerst, Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP
  • Jeremy Devereux, Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) 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:
Paul Truster at PTruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 2, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
May 27, 2020
Register for Online Replay 



Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

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

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Counsel acting for professionals or for regulatory bodies in professional discipline proceedings [especially though not exclusively in Ontario].

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“Excellent…comprehensive, extensive citations and references…lots of practical insights”
John M. Wigle,Simpson Wigle Law LLP

“I found all of the presentations informative and educational… All the presenters were knowledgeable, [materials] very useful”
L. Brian Ross, member, PEO Discipline Committee

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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