Recent Developments in the Law of Privilege

with Professor Peter Sankoff

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)

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Who Should Attend

All lawyers, counsel, legal professionals, and other law practitioners seeking a better understanding of the current law of privilege should attend this program.

About the Program

Privilege issues permeate every lawyer's practice, whether transactional or litigation-focused. Knowing when privilege does and does not apply, understanding the scope and reach of the privilege, and the circumstances in which waiver applies, and implementing best practices for invoking and preserving the privilege require an awareness of recent cases and how real-world privilege scenarios play out. Lawyers unfamiliar with these evolving principles put their clients and themselves at risk. This program examines key areas in the law of privilege where there have been significant recent developments. Noted author and award winning law Professor Peter Sankoff will address all the main privilege topics, hitting on major developments across this essential area of evidence, including:

  • solicitor-client privilege, including difficult questions relating to waiver and common interest privilege
  • litigation privilege
  • settlement privilege
  • privilege against self-incrimination
  • common law privilege

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to stay up to date in this critical area! Questions submitted during the program will be answered live during the broadcast.

Meet Your Presenter

Peter SankoffPeter Sankoff is an award-winning law professor and researcher at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. He also practices appellate law part-time with Bottos Law Group in Edmonton. Peter is one of Canada’s leading authorities on the substantive criminal law and the law of evidence. He authors or co-authors leading texts on criminal law, and the law of evidence including Witnesses and the Portable Guide to Witnesses, and has been widely published in a number of the world’s most distinguished academic journals. Peter graduated with a JD from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and subsequently worked as a law clerk for Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada. After earning an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall (York University), he joined the federal Department of Justice where he worked as an advisor on human rights matters involving criminal justice. Peter has taught as an invited visiting professor at the University of Ottawa, Haifa University (Israel), the University of Melbourne (Australia), Lewis and Clark College of Law (Oregon), the University of Western Ontario, Niigata University (Japan), and the University of Auckland (New Zealand). Peter has won numerous teaching awards, including the 2016 Brightspace Award for Innovation in Teaching from the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. One of Peter's main objectives is to help law students, lawyers and members of the public learn more about how the law functions, and make learning complex legal concepts easier. You can visit his award-winning teaching videos and blogs at his website,

Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Solicitor-client privilege

Litigation privilege

Settlement privilege

Privilege against self-incrimination

Common law privilege

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Returning Registrant

Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until February 8, 2019

Recent Developments in the Law of Privilege - March 7, 2019 $140.00

After February 8, 2019

Recent Developments in the Law of Privilege - March 7, 2019 $165.00

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