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Evidence issues are a part of every family law proceeding.  Ensuring you have a current understanding of evidentiary issues particular to your matter is critical for any professional practicing in this area. From children’s evidence, surveillance, electronic and illegally obtained evidence to social media, criminal evidence, and evidence on motions, there are unique challenges with each new decision and legislative amendment. Family law practitioners need the very latest information to represent their clients effectively.

Designed by senior family law experts, this OsgoodePD program brings together experts to provide a review of the very latest developments affecting evidence in family law proceedings, while also providing important practice tips, strategies and tactics. Topics covered include:

  • Emerging Issues in Voice of the Child Reports
  • Social Media Evidence in Family Law Proceedings
  • How you can and cannot make use of criminal evidence in a family proceeding
  • Making your case at trial: tips from counsel, judge and arbitrator on the best way to present your case
  • Evidence on motions – what you need to know
  • How and when to use Electronic and Surveillance Evidence

Plus! Don’t miss the Live Demonstration of Effective Examination and Cross Examination of a Social Worker.



  • Richard Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
  • Kristen Normandin, Normandin Chris LLP
  • Erin Chaiton-Murray, Fogelman Law
  • Stephen Codas, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Dan L. Goldberg, General Counsel, The Office of the Children’s Lawyer
  • Andrea Jones, MSW, RSW, Provincial Manager (A), Clinical Services, Office of the Children’s Lawyer
  • Gary S. Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson Rogers Lawyers
  • Maxine M. Kerr, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Alfred A. Mamo, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
  • Richard Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
  • Gerald Sadvari, Grant Crawford Watson, LLP
  • Patrick D. Schmidt, Thomson Rogers Lawyers
  • Linsey Sherman, Sherman Family Law and Mediation
  • The Honourable Justice Stanley B. Sherr, Ontario Court of Justice



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

October 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
November 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Register for the Online Replay.


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

Fee per Delegate

$345 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family lawyers
  • General practitioners practicing family law
  • Law clerks

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