Program Chair(s)

Eric Roher

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Your legal obligations are evolving and – more than ever – your actions are being scrutinized. 

In order to make informed decisions and remain compliant, it is critical that you have a clear understanding of the legal landscape that governs you.

As an educator or advisor working within or with a private or independent school, you know that many of the laws applicable to publicly funded educational institutions don’t apply to you, and yet you face many of the same challenges, plus more.

Developed in consultation with private and independent school operators/owners/associations as well as lawyers representing private & independent schools, this comprehensive, practical day will look at the usual school law issues from this different perspective while also addressing those issues unique to you. 

You will learn from acknowledged experts and refine your skills, including how to develop best practices to guide your actions.

What You’ll Learn

Module 1

Focus – The Intersection of the Law, Human Rights, Accommodations & Privacy

Obligations surrounding human rights and accommodations: what are school obligations around mental health, wellness and special education?

Special needs students: what are your obligations?

Student discipline: what is the process?

Child protection issues in the school: the role of educators

Privacy issues around student health including consents and the sharing of information

Module 2

Focus – Understanding Post-Covid Legal Obligations, Vaccination Requirements and Contract Law

Current issues around student vaccinations: what are the exemptions and when do they apply?

Post COVID legal obligations and implications: school trips, experiential education, busing etc…

Contractual obligations including re-enrolment force majeure clauses, service providers and 3rd party contracts

Employment law contracts including challenges around remote learning, flexible hiring, vaccination policies

Emergency and crisis management strategies when communicating with parents and the public

The rights of non-custodial parents

Who Should Attend

Private and Independent School Administrators


Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers

Advocates for students and parents

Legal practitioners – education law practitioners


Program Chairs

Eric Roher

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


View the 2019 program agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.  A  detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon. 


Recorded: Nov 4, 2022

$495 + HST

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CPD Hours
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Substantive6h 20m
Total6h 20m

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