Do you have the practical knowledge and skills you need to be an effective POA advocate?
With over a million charges being laid annually under provincial statutes and municipal bylaws, provincial offences are one of the highest volume types of cases heard in the province’s courts.
As someone whose practice includes POA files, you need to be able to adeptly manage the broad range of challenging situations that arise before, during and after a hearing. Whether it’s knowing what to look for when reviewing disclosure, negotiating at the pre-trial stage, or advancing your case at trial or on appeal, your client’s success at every stage depends upon your ability to navigate the law and procedure while at the same being an effective advocate.
Using a sample case file, the Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice drills down on the key stages in a POA file ‒ from meeting your client for the first time, conducting the trial, and making submissions on sentencing, to understanding if and how to appeal a decision.
Led by The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, this program is must-attend for paralegals and lawyers practicing in the Provincial Offences Court. Throughout five intensive modules (spread over five months), an expert faculty will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the relevant law and a unique opportunity to hone your written and oral advocacy skills with learn-by-doing exercises and individualized feedback from judges, justices of the peace and senior legal practitioners.
Reserve your place now to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity while fulfilling your full CPD requirements for both 2018 and 2019.
In this practical, hands-on program, you will learn:
Module 1: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Provincial Offences Court: A Comprehensive Overview
Available for purchase as individual session.
Module 2: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Evidence in POA Matters
Available for purchase as individual session.
Module 3: Saturday, January 19, 2019
The Charter and POA Prosecutions
Module 4: Saturday, February 9, 2019
The Trial, Sentencing and Appeal
Module 5: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Intensive Advocacy Workshops
(In-person attendance required for Module 5)
Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.
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.
You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice. Participants must attend all program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.
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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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November 17, December 1, 2018 & January 19, February 9 & March 2, 2019 (5 Saturdays)
Note: Modules 1-4 may be completed in person or by webcast. However, all participants must attend Module 5 in person.
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$2,595 plus HST
Individual Modules for purchase
$525 plus HST
Registration for this program is now closed.
“Every paralegal should take this program.”
Richard Joseph Dunn, RJ Dunn Legal Services
“The course was great and the faculty was tremendous. I would recommend the program to colleagues.”
Linda Dargavel, Ucentric Paralegal Services
“Engaging exercises with valuable feedback. I appreciated the time allotted for questions and discussion. Well developed scenarios. Good preparation for court practice.”
Raj Bharati, Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario
“I completed an entire appeal factum based on what I learned at the program. This course has benefited my practice greatly. Thank you.”
Marian Lippa, Paralegal, Lippa Legal Services; Paralegal Bencher Law Society of Upper Canada
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