Drafting a will that can stand up to challenges is the cornerstone of a successful estates practice. This intensive one day program provides a unique opportunity to hone your drafting skills while receiving individualized feedback.
This program is part of The Osgoode Intensive Program in Wills & Estates. For a full listing of required programs, click here.
Claims against estates lawyers are on the rise. Drafting a tightly worded will that defends against potential challenges is a skill that requires instruction and practice. When a client comes into your office requesting a will, it is critical that you are prepared – your professional reputation could depend on it. OsgoodePD’s intensive will drafting workshop will provide you with the competitive edge and confidence you need to succeed.
The day long program includes sample fact scenarios, lectures and small group breakout sessions. Personalized feedback will provide you with ample opportunity to develop and refine your drafting skills.
Mandatory Pre-Workshop Drafting Assignment: The workshop forms the basis of this unique skills workshop. The Drafting Assignment is composed of four separate exercises, which focus on the following client scenarios: The Simple Will; The Family Cottage; The Second Marriage; and the Entrepreneur. The Drafting Assignment must be completed and submitted prior to the program, and is due by Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EST. The assignment is expected to take 3-5 hours to complete and will be distributed via email.
Participants must have access to their own will drafting precedents and template clauses to complete the assignment. Further details and instructions, including the client fact scenarios, will be emailed to you upon registration.
Participants who use computers to draft may wish to bring their laptop computers to use during the workshop. Ensure your Drafting Assignment is preloaded on your computer, and that your laptop is fully charged.
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Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.
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.
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.
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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January 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$530 plus HST
Early Bird Pricing until Nov. 10th
$625 plus HST
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