Looking for something more substantive for your 2016 CPD investment? OsgoodePD’s Provincial Offences Act training offers options designed to take POA practice to a new level, including a one-day segment this winter, within a five-session certificate program. The Feb. 20 section “The Practitioner’s Guide to the POA Trial, Sentencing and Appeals” is available as a stand-alone course.
Expert faculty of judges, lawyers and paralegals lead this stand-alone session. It is suitable for lawyers and paralegals who are new to Provincial Offences work, as well as those who practice in this wide-ranging area. The one-day session topics include:
- Preparing for the trial
- Strategies on pre-trial negotiations with the prosecutor
- Conducting the trial
- Effective witness examination
- Guilty pleas and sentencing
- Making opening statements and closing submissions
- Appeals: proper grounds and knowing when to appeal
With more than a million POA charges are laid in Ontario each year, provincial offences are a key practice area for legal professionals, paralegals in particular.
What You Need To Know:
When: Feb. 20, 9 a.m. — 4:15 p.m.; in-person or live online
Where: Located just west of the Eaton Centre, on Dundas Street West in Toronto
The fee: $525.00 plus HST, includes materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks
CPD Hours Available: Professionalism: 2.0 / Substantive: 4.5
More information: The Practitioners’ Guide to the POA
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