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Formerly known as the Annual Intensive Wills and Estates Course, this is an in-depth and interactive learning experience designed and delivered by some of Canada’s leading estate planning practitioners. Over three evening sessions, you will have the opportunity to drill down on complex estate planning issues while updating and reinforcing your core knowledge and skills.

This program is part of The Osgoode Intensive Program in Wills & Estates. For a full listing of required programs, click here.

You will learn:

  • Techniques for substantiating capacity
  • How to avoid or resolve drafting problems
  • Effective strategies for using a roadmap and checklist when drafting
  • Practical tips for advising on estate planning matters
  • Strategies to avoid or reduce probate fees and estate tax liabilities
  • How to handle situations where a challenge to a will is anticipated
  • Claims-prevention methods to protect yourself
  • How to manage unusual applications for Certificates of Appointment
  • Identifying ethical and practice management issues



  • Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Risa C. Awerbuck, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Gwen A. Benjamin, Wilson Vukelich LLP
  • Jordan M. Atin, Atin Professional Corporation



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
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Program Details

Date & Time

November 7, 14 & 21, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
*Registration and dinner begin at 6:00 p.m

Online Replay
December 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$765 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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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.