Lawyers For Regulators

Leaders in regulatory advice, advocacy and education.

What We Do

About Us

Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc (SML) assists regulators in all areas of professional regulation. Our award-winning lawyers have extensive experience acting as general counsel, prosecutor and independent legal counsel for regulators across the province.

We provide trusted advice to professional, trade and industry regulators about how to better serve the public interest. Our team of knowledgeable and engaging lawyers are experienced in registration and licensing, governance, investigations, discipline, incapacity and appeals. Our lawyers regularly appear at all levels of court in Ontario.

Services provided:

  • General Counsel
  • Prosecution Services
  • Independent Legal Counsel
  • Education & Training
  • Governance & Regulatory Reform
Who We Are

Our Team

Meet the members of our team, experienced lawyers, law clerks and staff dedicated to their work.

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Regulation Pro Blog

Stays Just Got Harder to Obtain

Once a final regulatory decision has been made, a registrant can usually appeal or seek judicial review. Such challenges take time. At least months. An

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Regulation by Objectives

The Interprofessional Council of Quebec has released a major study on the overarching approach to regulating professions. It is written by professors Popescu and Issalys

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Sanctioning Sparseness

It is, unfortunately, not uncommon for some applicants to use the protected title and begin practising before the application for registration is completed. Regulators struggle

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Grey Areas

SML Law has published the Grey Areas newsletter since July 1992. Articles typically deal with recent developments in professional regulation, analysis of recent studies, examination of recent cases and scrutiny of recent legislation. There are ten to twelve issues distributed per year to over 1,500 subscribers, with more subscribers added each month.

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