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Led by The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, our expert faculty of judges, justices of the peace and senior practitioners will take you through the key stages of a POA file, including meeting your client for the first time, reviewing disclosure, preparing for and conducting the trial, making submissions on sentencing, and appeals.

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 CPD requirements for both 2021 and 2022.


Program Director

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


Fees include online 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 $150 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 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 27, December 11, 2021, January 22 & 29 and February 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

Module 1: The Provincial Offences Court:
A Comprehensive Overview

November 27, 2021
Register for Module 1 Only 

Module 2: Evidence in
POA Matters

December 11, 2021
Register for Module 2 Only


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$2,795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2018-Present): $1,397.50 + HST

Module 1: $ 595 + HST
Newly Licensed (2018-Present): $297.50 + HST

Module 2: $595 + HST
Newly Licensed (2018-Present): $297.50 + HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Paralegals
  • Lawyers

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