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The latest version of this acclaimed annual program will guide you through the latest developments – and help you over the gravest pitfalls – in civil litigation involving public authorities.

The program that provides annual ‘one-stop shopping’ for significant developments in civil suits involving the Federal or Provincial Crown. Including:

  • What the Supreme Court’s decision in Daniels v. Canada means for Crown litigators
  • Significant new class action decisions (including Endean) with implications for public litigation
  • Challenges in documentary discovery against the Crown
  • The Crown’s duty of good faith post-Bhasin: how high is high enough?
  • Strategic choices in appointing an amicus
  • Resolving ethical/professional conundrums in Crown litigation



  • Joseph K. Cheng, Counsel, Business, Regulatory and Extradition Law Division, Department of Justice (Canada) (Ontario Regional Office)
  • Andrew Lokan, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Tom D. McKinlay, Counsel, Legal Services Division, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Robin K. Basu, General Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Chantelle A. Blom, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Prof. Erika Chamberlain, Western Law, Western University
  • Shantona Chaudhury, Pape Barristers Professional Corporation
  • Falguni Debnath, Counsel, Government Law Services—Extraditions, Justice Canada
  • Prof. Bruce Feldthusen, Faculty of Law (Common Law), University of Ottawa
  • Geoff R. Hall, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Kathryn A. Hucal, Senior Counsel, Public Safety & Defence Division, Justice Canada
  • Anil K.S. Kapoor, Kapoor Barristers
  • Sarah T. Kraicer, Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Heather Mackay, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Jason Madden, Pape Salter Teillet LLP
  • Sunil Mathai, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Christine Mohr, Senior General Counsel, Justice Canada (Ontario Regional Office)
  • Michael H. Morris, Senior General Counsel, Public Safety & Defence, Justice Canada
  • Paul Sheridan, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Philip Tunley, Stockwoods LLP
  • Raivo Uukkivi, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Paul B. Vickery, Barrister & Solicitor, [formerly] Senior General Counsel, Civil Litigation Branch, Justice Canada
  • Christopher Wayland, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)


Group Discounts

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.

Group Discounts for CPD Programs

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.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 60 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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.


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Date Recorded

February 28, 2017

Program Details

Date & Time

April 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


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Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers acting for the Federal or provincial Crown
  • Private-bar lawyers with suits against the Crown
  • Litigation law clerks/paralegals

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What attendees said about this annual conference…

“[A] breadth of legal issues which, while disparate, all resonate for counsel who act for the Crown”
Lisa Thiele, Senior Counsel and Director, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

“Very worthwhile…an embarrassment of riches”
Robert H. Reynolds, Q.C., Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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