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This must-attend annual OsgoodePD program, features a national faculty of leading class actions practitioners who will critically examine today’s hot button issues and guide you through the many complexities of class actions litigation.

Class actions are still booming, with a never-ending list of high profile new cases. These complex litigation files continue to foster old and new challenges for those professionals who must be on top of their game to succeed. Perennial issues include the latest in competition and securities class actions and a review of the class actions trials of the year. In addition, questions relating to a wide array of issues.

  • The Trial Report: an update on recent high profile cases from across the country
  • Best practices for coordinating multi-province class actions
  • Cross country review: an update on recent legislative amendments from different jurisdictions
  • The latest international developments: from upcoming USSC decisions to UK and European developments
  • Pre-certification motions: what’s happening in different jurisdictions you need to know



  • Garry D. Watson, QC, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Planning Committee

  • Marie Audren, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Montreal
  • Ward K. Branch, Branch MacMaster LLP, Vancouver
  • Adrian C. Lang, Associate General Counsel, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group
  • Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Charles M. Wright, Siskinds LLP, London, Ontario
  • Kirk M. Baert, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Robert Bell, Lerners LLP
  • The Hon. Justice Edward P. Belobaba, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Ward K. Branch, Branch MacMaster LLP, Vancouver
  • Luciana P. Brasil, Branch MacMaster LLP, Vancouver
  • John P. Brown, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, San Fransisco
  • Clint G. Docken, QC, Docken & Company, Calgary
  • Michael A. Eizenga, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Catherine Beagan Flood, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Sandra A. Forbes, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • David T.S. Fraser, McInnes Cooper
  • The Hon. Justice Pierre-C. Gagnon, Superior Court of Quebec
  • Barry Glaspell, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Deborah Glendinning, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Andrew Gray, Torys LLP
  • Mahmud Jamal, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Monique Jilesen, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Peter R. Jervis, Rochon Genova LLP
  • David A. Klein, Klein Lawyers LLP, Vancouver
  • R. Reena Lalji, Senior Counsel, CIBC Legal Department
  • Adrian C. Lang, Associate General Counsel, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group
  • André Lespérance, Trudel, Johnston & Lespérance Inc., Montreal
  • Robert W. Leurer, QC, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP, Regina
  • Scott Maidment, McMillan LLP
  • Tristram Mallett, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Calgary
  • James C. Martin, Reed Smith LLP, Pittsburgh
  • Paul J. Martin, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Catherine McKenzie, Irving Mitchell Kalichman S.E.N.C.R.L./L.L.P., Montreal
  • Normand Painchaud, Sylvestre Fafard Painchaud, Montreal
  • Dana M. Peebles, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Celeste Poltak, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Professor Poonam Puri, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Amanda M. Quayle, McDougall Gauley LLP, Regina
  • Michael Robb, Siskinds LLP, London, Ontario
  • Sylvie Rodrigue, Ad. E., Torys LLP
  • Emmanuelle Rolland, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Montreal
  • The Hon. John D. Rooke, Associate Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • Linda R. Rothstein, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E., Lavery Lawyers LLP, Montreal
  • James Sullivan, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
  • Steve J. Tenai, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Raymond F. Wagner, QC, Wagners, Halifax
  • Charles M. Wright, Siskinds LLP, London, Ontario
  • Caroline Zayid, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


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.

Technical Support

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

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Myrsini Zacharakis

Program Details

Date & Time

June 1-2, 2016
Day 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date Recorded

April 21-22, 2016



Fee per Delegate

$1695 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Plaintiff and Defence Counsel Practicing in Class Actions
  • In-house Counsel
  • Government Litigators
  • Liability Insurers
  • Notice and Settlement Specialists

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What past attendees of OsgoodePD’s annual Class Actions Symposium have said:

“Very educational and informative. Good balance of plaintiff and defence perspectives.”

“Thought provoking discussion on panels. Good materials.”

“Panel format of presentations very interesting and engaging.”

Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

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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.