Program Directors

Amy ter Haar

Global University Systems Canada

Aaron Grinhaus

Grinhaus Law Firm

Eligible for

OSAP

Blockchain technologies are rapidly growing and evolving, and have already begun to disrupt and revolutionize financial services and other industries.

Ensure you understand the law and practice in this important area, so that you can advise your clients and organizations with confidence.

Designed for legal professionals and executives without a technical background, the Osgoode Certificate in Blockchain Law is an intensive and unique certificate that will give you a competitive edge. Get the critical legal knowledge and skills you need to stay ahead and succeed in the complicated and ever-changing world of blockchain, distributed ledger technologies, NFTs and decentralized finance.

With a focus on practical strategies and real-world trends, and taught by a faculty of leaders in law and technology, this program cohesively integrates the most pertinent information on blockchain law, governance, regulation, policy and distributed ledger systems in a focused way, to help you to understand the implications of how blockchain works, and its potential impact.

Can’t make the live date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Understand the foundations of blockchain, NFTs and DeFi

Learn the different types of distributed ledgers and identify the key legal issues with each architecture

Develop due diligence strategies in blockchain transactions and how to mitigate risk

Evaluate the current regulatory framework in the cryptocurrency space, and discuss recent changes in securities and AML

Understand how Canadian cryptocurrencies are taxed

Identify the importance of IP to blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts

Assess the types of disputes involving blockchain and cryptocurrency

Discuss financial market infrastructures and how they are regulated globally

Understand decentralized finance, tokens and NFTs – their uses and risks

Recognize the vulnerabilities of blockchain and rise of crypto crime through case studies

Plus! Registration includes:

  • Complimentary PDF copy of new 2nd edition of legal textbook, A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law, by Aaron Grinhaus (LexisNexis: 2022).
  • Foundational online primers, you can view at your own pace

Who Should Attend

All lawyers interested or advising on blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, Fintech, metaverse or other new technologies

All lawyers advising on financial services, banking, securities, and anti-money laundering

Government and regulatory counsel, government officials, public administrators and policy makers

Professionals in technology, innovation and new product design

Business leaders and managers who want insight into and knowledge of blockchain technology and examples of its uses

Accountants

Blockchain enthusiasts

Anti-money laundering professionals

Federal and provincial regulators

Banking and financial services professionals

Compliance and risk management professionals

Technologists involved in deploying systems at scale utilizing blockchains and distributed ledger technology

Anyone aspiring towards a career that will benefit from knowledge of blockchain technology

Business owners and entrepreneurs

Management consultants and technology consultants

Heather Anne Hubbell

Head of Governance, Hubbell Associates Limited, and MD Digital Bonds Salt Exchange

“The overall course was great [and] all of the speakers gave top-notch advice, were open to answering detailed questions, and covered a gamut of issues I have been grappling with for some time. The opportunity to network with some of Canada's preeminent experts on this subject was invaluable.”

Faculty

Program Directors

Amy ter Haar

Global University Systems Canada

Aaron Grinhaus

Grinhaus Law Firm

Instructors

Program Modules

Register

Oct 19, 26 & Nov 2 & 9, 2022

$3595 + Tax

Time

October 19, 2022

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 26, 2022

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

November 2, 2022

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

November 9, 2022

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)


Printable Registration Form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Program Substantive22h 15m
Program Professionalism2h 45m
Program Total25h
Online Primer Substantive1h
Online Primer EDI1h
Online Primer Total2h

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

Other Eligible CPD/MCLE hours:

This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit

This program is eligible for OSAP funding

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

Have questions? Get advice in person, by email or over the phone.

Program content questions

Elise Parr, Program Lawyer
eparr@osgoode.yorku.ca

Online Technical Requirements

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