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Co-chaired by a Federal Court justice and an experienced private practitioner, this authoritative guide to effective practice in this distinctive Court is a must for anyone practicing in the Court. A must for immigration and refugee lawyers, intellectual property litigators, and competition lawyers.

Appearing in Federal Court poses unique challenges. Having a clear understanding of the Court’s expectations is critical to the success of your case. This latest, updated version of an acclaimed program draws on the time-tested insights of judicial and practice experts. It will boost your confidence and credibility as a Federal Court advocate, in such areas as bringing/responding to applications, preparing a powerful factum, and the fine points of openings, closing statements, and handling questions from the Bench.

Areas covered by a faculty of judges, private-bar and government practitioners:

  • The Effective Conduct of Interlocutory Proceedings In Federal Court
  • Winning Approaches to Written and Oral Advocacy in Federal Court
  • Case Management Initiatives in the Court
  • Ethical and Professional Challenges and Solutions In Federal Court Litigation

Plus! “Drill-down” breakout sessions to enable you to focus on the area of Federal Court practice that most interests you.
Attendees choose one of:

  • Immigration/Judicial Review in Federal Court
  • Intellectual Property Litigation In Federal Court


Program Chairs

  • The Hon. Justice Alan Diner, Federal Court of Canada
  • Wennie Lee, Lee and Company
  • Prothonotary Kevin R. Aalto, Federal Court of Canada
  • Mario D. Bellissimo, Bellissimo Law Group
  • Andrew Bernstein, Torys LLP
  • Yael Bienenstock, Torys LLP
  • Mark G. Biernacki, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Robert Israel Blanshay, Robert Israel Blanshay Professional Corporation
  • Jane E. Caskey, Global Head of Risk Advisory Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Daniel Engel, Counsel, Immigration Section, Justice Canada
  • Carol Hitchman, Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • Barbara L. Jackman, Jackman, Nazami & Associates
  • Timothy M. Lowman, FCIArb, CLP, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • R. Scott MacKendrick, Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • The Hon. Justice Anne L. Mactavish, Federal Court of Canada
  • Kamleh J. Nicola, Baker McKenzie
  • John Provart, Senior Counsel, Immigration Section Justice Canada
  • Lorne A. Waldman, Waldman & Associates
  • Gervas W. Wall, Deeth Williams Wall LLP


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

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

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

Date Recorded

March 23, 2017

Program Details

Date & Time

April 26, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT.


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$495 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Immigration practitioners
  • Intellectual property litigators
  • Competition lawyers
  • Aboriginal lawyers
  • Admiralty lawyers
  • Other civil litigators (private-bar and government) who handle cases in Federal Court

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