Program Chair(s)

Scott C. Hutchison

Henein Hutchison LLP

Lesley Ruzicka, K.C.

Crown Counsel B.C. Prosecution Service, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions (Victoria)

This is THE program to get your essential annual update in this key area of criminal law

Join a faculty of leading experts for incisive analysis and lively discussion of current, critical issues.

Lawyers, police and regulatory investigators involved in criminal law need to keep current in this cornerstone of criminal law, investigation and litigation – Search and Seizure law.

This OsgoodePD annual program gives you the opportunity to learn from a cross-section of professionals working in criminal law. You will get critical updates on the most recent developments and learn practical approaches to use when confronted with these complex issues.

What You’ll learn

Developments in remedies for Section 8 Charter breaches

Critical updates in search incident to arrest: R. v. Stairs SCC debrief

Latest principles in facial recognition, open- source research, use of privately owned data

Reconsidering the extra-territorial application of the Charter

Analysis and discussion of findings and commentary on the Ontario Human Rights Commission Report on Anti-Black Racism and the Toronto Police Service

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement officers

Regulatory investigators

Crown and defence lawyers

Corporate lawyers specializing in regulatory, quasi criminal and criminal work



Program Chairs

Scott C. Hutchison

Henein Hutchison LLP

Lesley Ruzicka, K.C.

Crown Counsel B.C. Prosecution Service, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions (Victoria)

Keynote Speaker

The Honourable J. Michal Fairburn

Associate Chief Justice of Ontario


Frank Addario

Addario Law Group LLP

Dane Bullerwell

Public Prosecution Service of Canada (Vancouver)

Gerald Chan

Stockwoods LLP

Jennifer Conroy

Head of Appeals Unit, Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Erin Dann

Embry Dann LLP, Toronto

Karen Endres, K.C.

Managing Lawyer, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (Dartmouth)

Marie-Christine Godbout

Directeur Des Poursuites Criminelles Et Pénales, Bureau De Lutte Au Crime Organisé (Montreal)

Sunil Gurmukh

Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization, Western Law

Mark Halfyard

Counsel, Daniel Brown Law (Toronto)

Diana Lumba

Legal Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Andi MacKay

MacKay Boyar Law Corp. (Vancouver)

Tony C. Paisana

Partner, Peck & Company, Vancouver

Natasha Thiessen

Legal Officer, Judge Advocate General (Ottawa-Hull)

Jason Wakely

Public Prosecution Service of Canada (Toronto)

Roger Shallow

Counsel, Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario

Program Agenda

Welcome and Introduction (9:00 a.m. ET)


Recorded: Feb 3, 2023

$495 + TAX

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Total6h 20m

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