Program Director

The Hon. Justice Rick Libman

Ontario Court of Justice

An intensive, hands-on program that will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need for effective POA advocacy.

Led by The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, 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.

Intensive workshops included

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

Can’t make the date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program (modules 1-4 only).

What You’ll Learn

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

Who Should Attend




Program Director

The Hon. Justice Rick Libman

Ontario Court of Justice

Advisory Board

Paul Calarco

Barrister & Solicitor

His Worship Justice of the Peace Mangesh Singh Duggal

Ontario Court of Justice

Kristina MacDonald

Discipline Paralegal, Litigation Services, Law Society of Ontario

Carla Mariuz

Manager, Prosecutions, Legal Services Division, City of Mississauga



View the 2023 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


Nov 30 & Dec 7, 2024 & Jan 18, 25 & Feb 8, 2025

$2,995 + TAX


November 30, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

December 7, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

January 18, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

January 25, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

February 8, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

Nov 30, 2024

$595 + TAX


Nov 30, 2024
9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

Dec 7, 2024

$595 + TAX


Dec 7, 2024
9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

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“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 view all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD & 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
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive23h 30m
Professionalism6h 30m

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

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

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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

Stéphane McRoberts, Program Lawyer

Online Technical Requirements

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