Prosecution Services

Prosecutors present cases on behalf of a regulator before a hearing committee or tribunal. These hearings are similar to a court trial except that the judge and jury are a committee of professional representatives and public appointees. Because regulators usually operate under a statute and in the public interest, prosecutions need to be conducted at a high level of fairness and sensitivity. Prosecutions involve the following:

  • Assessing whether the evidence supports a reasonable prospect of a finding;
  • Identifying additional witnesses and documents that must be obtained;
  • Making full and proper disclosure to the member being disciplined;
  • Exploring reasonable alternative resolutions to a hearing;
  • Preparing witnesses for the hearing;
  • Researching legal issues and appropriate sanctions;
  • Presenting the evidence and arguments at a hearing; and
  • Responding to or presenting any appeals.

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