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Developed and delivered by senior judges and legal experts, this unique Certificate program will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the key knowledge and skills you need to successfully advocate in Provincial Offences Court.

You will get practical tips and strategies on some of the key areas including:

  • The statutory framework that governs provincial offences
  • Disclosure – when to ask for it, what to look for and how to identify what’s missing
  • Role, duties and professional responsibilities of the POA practitioner
  • The pre-trial – how to get the most out of it
  • Charter applications in POA court and how to draft an effective Charter application
  • Effective oral advocacy in POA court
  • Expert insight in how to best prepare and conduct your POA trial
  • Appeals − the law and the strategies

Plus!  Full day intensive workshops on conducting your cross-examination and making submissions on sentencing. 

Reserve your place now to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity while fulfilling your full CPD requirements for both 2020 and 2021.


Program Director

  • The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, Ontario Court of Justice


Fees include attendance and program materials. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

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. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, 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.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stephane McRoberts  

Program Details

Date & Time

November 21, December 12, 2020, January 30, February 27 and March 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

Module 1: The Provincial Offences Court:
A Comprehensive Overview

Registration for this module is now closed

Module 2: Evidence in
POA Matters

Register for Module 2


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$2,595 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $1297.50 + HST

Module 1: $ 595 + HST
Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $297.50 + HST

Module 2: $595 + HST
Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $297.50 + HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Paralegals
  • Lawyers

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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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