Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc (SML) is a firm focusing on the regulation of professions and industries.
SML is one of Ontario’s most recognized firms in the area of professional regulation. The lawyers at SML provide general advice to regulators in a number of professions, tackling issues concerning registration, quality assurance, complaints, discipline, governance and illegal practice. We also draft regulations, by-laws, policies, rules and procedures for regulators. SML lawyers also assist with appeals and civil litigation at all levels of court affecting those regulators. We are particularly well-known for our practical, cost-effective and even-handed approach to prosecution.
SML lawyers also act as independent legal counsel to other regulators for whom we do not provide general advice.
SML also conducts conferences, seminars, workshops, and courses on all aspects of self-regulation, such as training regulatory staff in the mechanics of a proper investigation and how to conduct hearings. Our lawyers are sought-after speakers at conferences across Canada and the United States. The lawyers at SML have also authored numerous materials in the area of regulation, including the newsletter Grey Areas, the Regulation Pro blog, the first and second editions of The Annotated Statutory Powers Procedure Act, and A Complete Guide to the Regulated Health Professions Act.