Program Chair(s)

Eric Roher

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

It is critical that you have a clear understanding of the laws that govern you and the best practices that should guide your actions.

As an educator or adviser 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 & independent school operators/owners/associations as well as lawyers representing private & independent schools, this comprehensive day will look at the usual school law issues from this different perspective, while also addressing those issues unique to private and independent schools.

What you’ll learn

Human rights and accommodations: school obligations

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

Communicating with parents and the public when there is an emergency/crisis at the school

Child protection issues in the school: the role of educators

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

Student discipline: what is the process?


Program Chair

Eric Roher

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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


Recorded: Nov 4, 2019

$545 + HST

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive 5h
Professionalism 45m

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