Erica Richler

Erica Richler

Erica Richler (she/her) is the Co-Managing 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 recently served as the Chair of the Prosecutors’ Network of the Advocates’ Society.

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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Recent Articles

& Presentations

  • “What is professional self-regulation”
    PGO Virtual Symposium, April 2023
  • “Responding to the Harassment and Abuse of Regulatory Staff”
    CNAR Charlottetown, October 2022
  • “Re-thinking the Good Character Requirement”
    ORA, October 2021
  • “What’s New? Recent Regulatory Cases You Should Know About”
    SML Online Learning Series, June 2021
  • “Oversight through Performance Measures”
    SML Online Learning Series, January 2021
  • “Governance for Regulators” (Workshop co-presenter)
    CNAR, October 2020
  • “Examining the Oversight of Regulatory Investigations in Canada: Recent Trends and Best Practices”
    CNAR, October 2020
  • “Protecting Regulators in their Pursuit of Public Protection”
    SML Online Learning Series, May 2020
  • “Assessing Duties and Powers”
    Osgoode Professional Development Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, April 2020
  • 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