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This is a must-attend annual OsgoodePD program, featuring a truly national faculty of leading class actions practitioners on the forefront of today’s hot button issues. They will critically examine 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 procedural trends and fees and costs, with new questions arising around global class actions, fees in mega-fund cases and more, including:

  • The latest in third-party funding
  • Managing a class action from the perspective of: insurer, funder and in-house counsel
  • Post-settlement litigation: the devil’s in the details
  • Back to the drawing board on class action reform – what to expect this time around
  • The very latest on offers to settlement – from structure to merits to costs
  • Lawyers under attack – what goes around comes around
  • Top tips on settlement drafting

Over two intensive days, you will get the key updates on the most critical current and emerging issues and have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and learn from experienced litigators and judges as they share their experiences and insights.

Program Chairs

  • Celeste Poltak, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Marie Audren, Audren Rolland LLP

Planning Committee

  • Marie Audren, Audren Rolland LLP, Montreal
  • The Hon. Justice Ward K. Branch, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels &Graydon LLP
  • Celeste Poltak, Koskie Minksy LLP
  • Michael Rosenberg, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Special Guest Speaker

  • The Honourable Suzanne Côté, Supreme Court of Canada

    “The Past, Present (and Future?) of Canadian Class Actions”

Agenda & Full Faculty List


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.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

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:
Myrsini Zacharakis at mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

Day 1: April 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
In Person

Day 2: April 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
In Person

Online Replay:
May 28-29, 2018
Register for the Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$1,695 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Plaintiff and Defence Counsel Practicing in Class Actions
  • In-house/Corporate Counsel
  • Members of the Judiciary
  • Class Actions Academics
  • Government Litigators
  • Liability Insurers
  • Notice and Settlement Specialists

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