Thank you for joining us at Dentons' eighth annual CPD Bootcamp. This one-day program, available through in-person attendance or livestream, was designed exclusively for general counsel, corporate counsel and legal department managers. The comprehensive program addressed critical issues and key topics impacting businesses and in-house counsel.

Presentation materials and video are available below.

Please note: The Law Society of Ontario allows its members to view an archived CPD program/course without a colleague, for up to a maximum of six hours per year. The remainder of your CPD hours must come from other sources (in person, being an articling principal, teaching, etc.).

The tort of unlawful means, in camera proceedings and sealing orders

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In this session we examined:

  • How the tort of unlawful means has developed since the Supreme Court of Canada redefined the tort in 2014 in the Bram Enterprises case
  • The protocol in Ontario for seeking discretionary publication bans or orders excluding the public from hearings in civil cases which became effective on July 1, 2016 and examine the increasing reluctance of Ontario Judges to grant sealing order
  • Ethical and professional issues that arise when engaged in an in camera proceeding and when requesting a sealing order


  • LSO: 15 minutes of professionalism content and 45 min of substantive content
  • LSBC: 15 minutes of Ethics and 45 min of substantive content
  • Barreau du Québec: 1 hour CLE


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