Rebecca Durcan

Durcan_Rebecca_5583Rebecca Durcan is a partner at Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc. Rebecca was a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario from 2018-2019. She attended Queen’s University to study history and obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor in 2000. In 2006, Rebecca completed her Masters in Health Law from Osgoode Hall. In 2016 Rebecca obtained her Certificate in Risk Management from the University of Toronto.

Rebecca acts as general counsel, prosecution counsel and independent legal counsel to several Ontario regulators.

Rebecca co-authored the Annotated Statutory Powers Procedure Act with her partner Julie Maciura. Rebecca regularly speaks about regulatory issues at the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR), Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), Ontario Bar Association, Advocates Society, and Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2019 Lexology Client Choice Award in Public Law.

When not working, Rebecca can be found running after her three boys, Harry, Jude and Teddy.

T (416) 644-4783
rdurcan@sml-law.com

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Governance Concepts & Trends”
    SML Online Learning Series, May 2019
  • “Assessing Credibility & Writing Reasons: A Workshop for Tribunal Members”
    Presented by SML at The Advocate’s Society, February 2019
  • “Professional Regulation 360: The Latest News in Professional Regulation from Around the World”
    SML Online Learning Series, November 2018
  • “Operation Update: Trends in the World of Complaints and Discipline in the #MeToo Age”
    CNAR, Banff, October 2018
  • “Hot Trends in Professional Regulation: What You Need to Know and Why”
    CNAR, Banff, October 2018
  • “Achieving Operational and Policy Excellence: Exploring the Facilitative Role of Staff in Regulatory Governance”
    CLEAR, Philadelphia, September 2018
  • “The Opposite of Excellence: How to Identify and Respond to False Credentials from Degree Mills”
    CLEAR, Philadelphia, September 2018
  • “Communications During Investigations”
    SML Online Learning Series, July 2018
  • “Emerging Risks in Health Law: Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017
    OBA Institute, Toronto, February 2018
  • “Conducting Regulatory Investigations” (Workshop)
    CNAR, Halifax, October 2017
  • “Setting Precedents: Top Ten Recent Cases you Need to Know About”
    CLEAR Conference, Denver, September 2017
  • “Professional Self-Regulation: Is the Model Past Its Sell by Date?”
    CLEAR Conference, Denver, September 2017
  • “Regulating Bad Board Behaviour: Real-Life Stories on the Challenges of Governing Rogue Members”
    CLEAR Conference, Denver, September 2017
  • “Self-Governing Professions 2017”
    CLEBC Conference, Vancouver, June 2017
  • “The Patient Relations Committee: What is its role and how will it change?”
    SML Online Learning Series, April 2017
  • “Meet your Regulatory Counsel”
    HRPA 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show, Toronto, February 2017
  • “Identifying, Analyzing and Treating Communication Risk”
    CLEAR Winter Symposium, St. Petersburg, Florida, January 2017
  • “Regulation and the Sharing Economy”
    12th Annual National Forum on Administrative Law and Practice (Panelist)
  • “Setting Precedents: The Top Ten Recent Cases You Need to Know About”
    CLEAR Webinar
  • “Issues Facing Newly Regulated Professions: What Established Regulators Might Learn from the Experiences of the “New” Kids on the Block”
    CNAR, Toronto, November 2016
  • “Sexual Abuse of Patients: Why is it Still Happening?”
    CNAR, Toronto, November 2016
  • “Conducting Regulatory Investigations”
    CLEAR workshop, Toronto, November 2016
  • “The Advocate’s Role in Negotiations and Resolution”
    Osgoode PD Centre – The Civil Litigator’s Guide to Tribunal Advocacy, October 2016
  • “The Annotated Statutory Powers Procedure Act, Second Edition”
    Thomson Reuters, September 2016 (with Julie Maciura)
  • “Advocacy in Professional Regulation and Discipline Matters”
    Advocate’s Society Education Program – Health Law Litigation, September 2016
  • “Recommending Revolutionary Change, not Reform – The Ontario Sexual Abuse Task Force Report”
    SML Online Learning Series, September 2016
  • “HRPA Members’ Obligation to Notify HRPA of a Bankruptcy or Insolvency Event”
    HRPA, Toronto, September 2016
  • “Setting Precedents: The Top Ten Recent Cases You Need to Know About”
    CLEAR Conference, Portland, September 2016
  • “Risk Management for Regulators”
    CLEAR Webinar,  July 2016
  • “Board Governance”
    SML Online Learning Series, June 2016
  • “The Art of Writing Reasons”
    SML/Field Law Workshop, Osgoode PD Centre, Toronto, June 2016
  • “Becoming a Profession”
    Financial Planning Standards Board semi-annual Global Meeting, Toronto, April  2016

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

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