Program Chair(s)

Jeremy Devereux

Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP

Linda Fuerst

Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP

In the professional discipline process, having a thorough and current understanding of substantive law, procedure, and strategic considerations is a must. Whether you are defending a professional in disciplinary proceedings or represent a regulator, this perennially successful OsgoodePD program gives you the tools you need.

Fully updated for 2022, make sure you are well-briefed and current on what’s essential.

Professional discipline hearings are serious matters. For the professional, years of education, experience, reputation, and livelihood are all on the line. For the licensing body and its counsel, there’s pressure to vigorously protect the public interest and to respond to allegations of misconduct, incompetence, or incapacity in a fair, effective, and timely manner. You need to have an in-depth and up-to-date grasp of the key areas.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Assessing duties and powers

Duty of good faith, neutrality and reasonableness

The professional’s duty to co-operate and its limits

Internal investigations, privilege, and privacy obligations

Documentary requests and production

Challenging the adequacy of disclosure to the respondent

Delay/abuse of process: how long is too long?

The standard of practice: battle of the experts

The hearing: evidence and its presentation, penalties, costs and settlement

Dealing effectively with concurrent criminal and civil proceedings

Court challenges to professional discipline decisions

Ethical and professional issues for counsel in professional discipline cases

Who Should Attend

Counsel acting for professionals or for regulatory bodies in professional discipline proceedings [especially though perhaps not exclusively in Ontario—a lot depends on whether practitioners in other provinces have access to equivalent programs addressing the law in their own jurisdiction; if they don’t, they might possibly consider it worthwhile to register in this program]


Program Chairs

Jeremy Devereux

Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP

Linda Fuerst

Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP


Program Agenda

Chairs’ Welcome & Introductory Remarks (9:00 a.m. ET)


Recorded: Apr 19, 2022

$695 + HST

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

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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 be able to claim. Listed hours are based on the original live program. Online program viewing varies by jurisdiction, please email or refer to your regulatory body to ensure compliance.

CPD Hours
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Substantive5h 30m
Total6h 45m

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Frequently Asked Questions

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