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In the increasingly complex world of child and spousal support, your clients rely upon you to be current and knowledgeable. Mistakes can be critical – and costly. Over one day, acquire the key information and contacts you need to navigate these issues with confidence.

This annual OsgoodePD program — designed and delivered by the leading family law experts – focusses on the more complex and challenging current and emerging issues in child and spousal support. This is not a quick summary of the year in review. Rather, it is an in-depth analysis of the critical issues confronting the family law bar. In this advanced program, you will acquire a solid understanding of the issues and practical applications for your clients.

Topics include:

  • The Year in Review: Round up of the most significant recent decisions in the past year
  • When is enough enough?
  • Expert panel on How To Advance the Support Case, including Judges’ DOs & DON’Ts
  • Key strategies for terminating spousal support
  • Dealing with Retirement – Double Dipping and Imputing Income
  • Can more than just the table amount of child support be ordered to equalize NDI?

PLUS:  Keynote address by The Hon. Justice George Czutrin, Senior Family Justice, Superior Court of Justice “The Zealous Advocate vs the Self-Represented Litigant: Finding the Balance”



  • William H. Abbott, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson, Rogers

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. Justice George Czutrin, Senior Family Justice, Superior Court of Justice
  • Thomas C. Dart, Barriston Law
  • Herschel Fogelman, Fogelman Law
  • Aaron Franks, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Cheryl Goldhart, Goldhart & Associates
  • Stephen Grant, Grant Crawford & Watson LLP
  • Gary Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Judith M. Nicoll, McInnis and Nicoll
  • The Hon. Justice Manjusha Pawagi, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Avra Rosen, Rosen Sack LLP
  • The Hon. Justice Melanie Sager, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Patrick D. Schmidt, Thomson, Rogers
  • Lorne H. Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

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.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, 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 (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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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?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at ahurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m EST

Online Replay
December 11, 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

$525 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family Lawyers
  • General practitioners whose practice includes family law
  • Law Clerks

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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.

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