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Errors when drafting retainer letters and wills, are the most common areas of negligence claims in the wills & estates practice area. Most – however – can be avoided. Referencing sample will clauses, checklists and roadmaps, this OsgoodePD webinar will teach you techniques to avoid common drafting errors. Topics include:

  • Drafting the retainer letter & joint retainers
  • Overview of a standard will: what are the key components & clauses?
  • Knowing when and how to draft insurance/RRSP designations
  • Dispositive clauses: what order should these written in? where do they go?
  • Drafting administrative provisions
  • When to use multiples wills & anti-lapse provisions
  • Avoiding Saunders v. Vauthier
  • Anti-doubling up & hotchpot language
  • Implementing appropriate and reasonable “gift over” provisions

Webinar Leader

Corina S. Weigl, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Whether you choose to buy one or all webinars, you’ll receive unlimited access to the session for a period of 60-days.

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


A link video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed. The video stream will not be live until December 1, 2016.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
December 1st, 2016
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$129 plus HST

Series (3 Sessions)
$295 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

Both experienced wills and estates practitioners who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics and those newer to estates practice.

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