Erica Richler

Erica Richler is a partner at Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, where she provides advice to a range of professional regulatory bodies in the health, education, and business sectors. Erica acts as general counsel, prosecutes discipline cases, and provides independent legal advice to hearing and appeal committees. Erica also provides practical training to staff and committees of regulators.

Erica authored a chapter in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Regulation Cases (Emond) and she is a co-author of Richard Steinecke’s A Complete Guide to the Regulated Health Professions Act (Canada Law Book).

Erica is 1st Secretary of the Prosecutors’ Network of The Advocates’ Society and she volunteers as amicus counsel at the Divisional Court for Pro Bono Ontario.

Erica has a B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University. She obtained her LL.B. (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario, where she was the valedictorian of her law school class. Following her graduation from law school, Erica clerked for the judges at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Erica also served as a senior policy advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario, the Honourable Chris Bentley.

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  • Panel Presentation on Credibility Assessments and Recent Appellate Decisions
    The Advocates Society – Prosecutors’ Network , January 2020
  • “Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto: How AI is Quietly Changing the World of Professional Regulation”
    CNAR Quebec City, October 2019
  • “What Makes a Good Regulator?” (Pre-Conference Event)
    CNAR Quebec City, October 2019
  • “Update on the Cannabis Act”
    SML Online Learning Series, March 2019
  • “Assessing Credibility & Writing Reasons: A Workshop for Tribunal Members”
    Presented by SML at The Advocate’s Society, February 2019
  • “How to be a Nimble Regulator”
    CNAR, Banff, October 2018
  • “Delivering Effective Cautions and Reprimands”
    SML Online Learning Series, September 2018
  • “Critical Advice for Handling Self-Represented and Partially Represented Professionals”
    OBA Advanced Issues in Professional Regulation program, Toronto, May 2018
  • “Making Cross-Border Tele-practice Rules”
    SML Online Learning Series, March 2018
  • “Conducting Regulatory Investigations” (Workshop)
    CNAR, Halifax, October 2017
  • “Screening for Good Character at Registration” (Pecha Kucha Session)
    CNAR, Halifax, October 2017
  • “Perspectives on Transparency”
    CNAR, Halifax, October 2017
  • “Professional Regulation in an Age of Openness and Transparency”
    CBA Health Law Summit, Niagara-on-the-lake, May 2017
  • “Human Rights Update”
    SML Online Learning Series, April 2017
  • “Assessing Good Character at Registration”
    SML Online Learning Series, November 2016
  • “Conducting Regulatory Investigations”
    CNAR workshop, Toronto, November 2016
  • “Hot Topics in Professional Regulation”
    SML Online Learning Series, October 2016
  • “Screening for Good Character at Registration: Challenges and Opportunities”
    Association of Canadian Legal Education Directors (ACLED), Toronto, September 2016
  • “How the Courts Influence the Discipline Process”
    SML Online Learning Series, May 2016
  • “Challenging Administrative Tribunal Decisions”
    Seneca College Paralegal Program, Toronto, December 2015
  • “How Close is Too Close? Avoiding Bias in Regulatory Decision-Making”
    CNAR, Vancouver, November 2015
  • “Conducting Regulatory Investigations in the Canadian Context”
    CNAR, Vancouver, November 2015

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