Bernard C. LeBlanc

BLeBlanc_WebBernie LeBlanc is a partner at Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc. Bernie obtained his B.A. (Hons.) from Mount Allison University and his M.A. and law degrees from Queens University. He articled as a Law Clerk with the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has practiced in Toronto for over 20 years, initially in the litigation section of a large national law firm and later joining what is now Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc.

Bernie practices almost exclusively in the areas of administrative law and professional regulation and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario as well as a wide range of administrative tribunals. He acts for and provides training and advice to national and provincial regulators, and he regularly prosecutes professional misconduct cases in several disciplines, businesses and industries. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and gives workshops on hearing panel training and other regulatory matters.

Bernie has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and in Health Law.

(416) 644-4780
bleblanc@sml-law.com

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Assessing Credibility & Writing Reasons: A Workshop for Tribunal Members”
    Presented by SML at The Advocate’s Society, February 2019
  • “Inspections vs. Investigations: What’s the Difference and Why Should Counsel Care?”
    OBA’s Mastering Regulatory Inspections and Investigations program, February 2019
  • “What’s New in Investigations”
    SML Online Learning Series, January 2019
  • “Setting Precedents – The Top Ten Recent Cases You Need To Know About”
    CLEAR, Philadelphia, September 2018
  • “Assessing Credibility in Cases Involving Sexual Abuse”
    SML Online Learning Series, May 2018
  • “Law and Order: The Intersection between Criminal Justice and Professional Regulation”
    CLEAR webinar, February 2018
  • “Making Tough Calls: Is the Public Interest the Same as Public Approval”
    CNAR, Halifax, October 2017
  • “Setting Precedents: Top Ten Recent Cases you Need to Know About”
    CLEAR Conference, Denver, September 2017
  • “Home Run or Strike Out: Effectively Managing the Latest Trends Affecting Complaints, Investigations and Hearings”
    CLEAR Conference, Denver, September 2017
  • “Law and Order: The Intersection between Criminal Justice and Professional Regulation”
    CLEAR Conference, Denver, September 2017
  • “Running a Fair and Effective Discipline Hearing”
    Infonex Conference, Toronto, April 2017
  • “ICRC Issues – Regulatory Potpourri”
    SML Online Learning Series, January 2017
  • “A Case That Shaped How Regulators Govern in Ontario”
    Journal of Nursing Regulation, July 2015, Volume 6, Issue 2
  • “Setting Precedents: The Top Ten Recent Cases You Need to Know About”
    CLEAR Webinar
  • “Successfully Navigating Parallel Criminal Proceedings: A Regulator’s Dilemma”
    CNAR, Toronto, November 2016
  • “Setting Precedents: The Top Ten Cases You Need to Know About”
    CLEAR Conference, Portland, September 2016
  • “Human Rights and Professional Regulation”
    SML Online Learning Series, September 2016

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