Summary

This training will empower lawyers seeking to participate in Pro Bono Ontario’s Consumer Protection Law Project by providing an overview of applicable law and lessons learned from cases the project has already handled.   Learn how to advocate on behalf of vulnerable Ontarians, many of whom are seniors who need help advancing their legal rights in consumer protection matters, especially predatory door-to-door sales.

CPD Details

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.  Cocktails to follow.
Location: The Advocates’ Society
CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours (Substantive and Professionalism Breakdown TBA)

Agenda

A copy of the agenda can be found here.

Featured Speakers

Denise Cooney & Glynnis Hawe – Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Chris Horkins – Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP

Jean-Marc Leclerc – Sotos LLP

Project Details

Pro Bono Ontario’s Consumer Protection Project is a partnership between PBO and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS). MGCS has identified PBO as the key provider of legal services for low-income Ontarians victimized by violations of the Consumer Protection Act, especially in the area of predatory door-to-door sales. The Project provides free legal help for consumers whose rights have been violated, leading to financial losses, crippling debts and invalid notices of security interest registered on title to their homes. Volunteers help to:

  • Provide information and advice for consumers
  • Represent consumers in negotiations with vendors and financing companies
  • Represent consumers in court

Participation Requirements

This CPD and the Consumer Protection Project are for lawyers licensed to practice in Ontario.

By signing up for this CPD, you are joining Pro Bono Ontario’s Consumer Protection Roster. Volunteers are expected to take on at least one matter per year through the project.

Please fill out the information below to sign up for the Consumer Protection Project CPD.