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About Lincoln Alexander Law Professional Development

The Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University is launching a new professional development (PD) program. Lincoln Alexander Law PD is designed to serve practicing lawyers and business professionals in Ontario and beyond.

The primary objective of Lincoln Alexander Law PD will be to help legal and business professionals understand their legal obligations and accelerate their ability to serve their clients more effectively. Lincoln Alexander Law PD programming will share best practices, advance complex conversations with industry experts, build decision-making and leadership skills, apply regulatory obligations, and provide strategic advice that can be put directly into practice.

Lincoln Alexander Law PD programming will be offered under several core services:

Professional Development Certificates

PD Certificates

Innovative and practical training modules and expertise development for legal and business professionals in advisory roles.

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences & Workshops

Specialized programming for industrial sectors linked with updates on recent regulatory changes or general best practices.

Custom Programming

Custom Programs

Tailored training programs for corporations and government organizations designed and delivered upon request.

Downloadable Content

Downloadable Content

A suite of training materials accessible to PD program participants and licensed by subscription to organizations.

Cybersecurity & the Law: Risk Management in the Digital Economy

The Cybersecurity & The Law certificate, offered in partnership with the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, is the first offering in a series of accredited professional development certificates tailored for mid- and senior-level lawyers and business professionals in Ontario. These certificate programs deliver practical insights on regulatory obligations, foster industry connections, offer career-focused curricula, and utilize innovative learning formats — all aligned with TMU's commitment to providing learning opportunities that are accessible, responsive, and comprehensive.

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available. Organizations sending 2-10 attendees are entitled to a 10% discount. For larger groups please get in touch for available discounts. If you wish to receive an invoice or to register as a group, please contact Bernard Sandler at (opens in new window) 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A full refund is available up to three weeks before the program start date. After that, a refund minus a $300 processing fee is available until the start date. No refunds are available once the program has begun. Attendee substitutions can be accommodated.

LSO Accreditation

The Lincoln Alexander School of Law is an accredited provider with the Law Society of Ontario (including Substantive Content hours, Professionalism Content hours and EDI Content hours).

Visit individual certificate web pages to confirm the eligible Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you may claim.

Law Society of Ontario Accredited
Sari Graben

Dr. Sari Graben

Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Lincoln Alexander Law PD is launching under the leadership of Dr. Sari Graben, Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, at Lincoln Alexander School of Law. In her current role, Sari is responsible for setting the overall vision, strategy and success of the professional development program. 

Sari brings knowledge about the development of  professional programming from her practice experience, her service on the OBA Executive, and her experience launching the Lincoln Alexander Law’s new JD program. In her previous role as Associate Dean, Academic, Sari led the design of the collaborative teaching model used to integrate professional learning into classroom education, developed the skills based model that underpins the Integrated Practice Curriculum, and planned the technology courses that underpin the law school’s reputation as an innovator in legal education.

Bernard Sandler

Professional Legal Education Program Manager, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Bernard Sandler, Professional Legal Education Program Manager, is responsible for delivering professional development programs on behalf of Lincoln Alexander Law PD as well as in strategic partnerships with professional associations, governmental agencies, corporations, partnerships, and other units within TMU. Collaborating with subject matter experts, Bernard influences program development by providing insights into emerging legal trends and needs. Serving as a facilitator, he also provides guidance for diverse learning modalities. Lastly, he ensures that professional development activities align with learning outcomes and will implement robust evaluation systems to measure the effectiveness of these initiatives

Bernard is a seasoned educational expert with 20 years of experience in professional legal education and pedagogical practices. With a background deeply rooted in the legal profession, he brings a unique blend of practical knowledge and instructional expertise to our institution. Bernard’s dedication to enhancing learning outcomes and keeping abreast of legal developments positions him as a guiding force for our educational initiatives. 

Bernard Sandler

Contact Us

For more information about the program, and available discounts, contact 

Bernard Sandler
Professional Legal Education Program Manager,
Lincoln Alexander School of Law