Program Director

The Hon. Justice Rick Libman

Ontario Court of Justice

Eligible for

All POA practitioners need to be able to adeptly manage the broad range of challenging situations that can arise before, during, and after a hearing.

Now in its 10th year, this intensive, hands-on certificate program will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need for effective POA advocacy.

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 from start to finish.  These include meeting your client for the first time, reviewing disclosure, preparing for and conducting the trial, making submissions on sentencing, and appeals. 

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

What You’ll Learn

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 2024 and 2025.

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


Claude Gelbard

Discipline Paralegal, The Law Society of Ontario

“A must-attend course for anyone practicing or thinking of practicing in the Provincial Offences Court. The faculty are all top notch”


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

Please Note: Module 5 must be viewed live and will not be recorded.

$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

Module 1 – The Provincial Offences Court: A Comprehensive Overview

$595 + TAX


Nov 30, 2024
9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

Dec 7, 2024

Module 2 – Evidence in POA Matters

$595 + TAX


Dec 7, 2024
9:00 a.m – 4:15 p.m (ET)

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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. 

Venetia Whiting

Bennett Jones LLP

“After 8 years of university, I didn’t realize how practical and helpful more education could be. I was forced outside of my comfort zone at times, gained the perspectives of many experienced professionals and learned so much in the process.”

CPD & Accreditation

Please Note

Final CPD accreditation has yet to be confirmed. The hours below are for the 2023 iteration of this program and should be used as an estimate only. Confirmed hours will be available soon.

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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