Program Chair(s)

The Hon. Justice Rick Libman

Ontario Court of Justice

The pandemic has affected the availability of Provincial Offences courts across Ontario. With a backlog of cases, POA practitioners remain highly uncertain as to how the criteria for unreasonable delay will be considered and applied to the pandemic.

Led by The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, an expert faculty of prosecutors and defence practitioners will give you a comprehensive review of important cases and solutions to emerging issues affecting all POA practitioners including how the pandemic has impacted the framework for unreasonable delay. You will get the latest information as they examine the recent caselaw and administrative/procedural developments over the preceding 12 months, yielding practical tips you can immediately apply.

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

What You’ll Learn

Legislative updates impacting the Provincial Offences Act (new powers given to clerks of the court to impose default convictions and grant extensions of time)

An update on the pandemic’s effect on procedural and substantive POA matters (the new defective certificate of offence regulations, issues associated with virtual and in-person hearings)

Charter litigation and unreasonable delay for provincial offences during the pandemic

Critical case law updates including recent cases on the admissibility of evidence in the POA context

Who Should Attend




Program Chair

The Hon. Justice Rick Libman

Ontario Court of Justice



Recorded: Apr 30, 2022

$595 + Tax

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