This message is to update you regarding the CAPSLE annual conference and AGM which are scheduled to begin on April 26, 2020.  On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Conference Organizing Committee, I want to assure you that the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, staff, and community in general is our top priority.  We are closely monitoring all Public Health and government directions and advice as the COVID-19 situation quickly unfolds. We continue to work with the conference venue to ensure an outcome that meets public safety requirements and our duty to the stability and financial well being of CAPSLE.

As the Province of Ontario recently declared a state of emergency, public gatherings of more than 50 people have been banned until the end of March 2020. At this stage, we do not yet know whether this restriction will be extended beyond that point.

Regardless, we want to assure you that CAPSLE will abide by all Public Health and governmental orders and directions, and we will be guided at all times by your best interests.  To that end, CAPSLE is extending the deadline for cancelling conference registrations without penalty to April 3, 2020.

I thank you for your patience and for your support.


Judy Begley

CAPSLE President

Welcome to CAPSLE

CAPSLE is a national organization whose aim is to provide an open forum for the practical study of legal issues related to and affecting the education system and its stakeholders. Our members include teachers, administrators, board members, trustees, unions, school board associations, educators, academics, students, government and lawyers.

Our 2020 Conference, to be held April 26-28, 2020 at the Delta Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, will focus on “Innovation in Education: Capital Ideas."

CAPSLE also produces a quarterly newsletterCAPSLE Comments which CAPSLE members receive as a benefit of membership. However, we are now publishing selected back issues online one year after their initial publication.

So, explore our website and find out more about the very effective network that CAPSLE is for educational and legal professionals alike.