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Both on and off the playing field, the sports world is full of competition. Whether you are in a legal or non-legal role, in order to stay ahead of the game you need to understand what’s at stake with your every decision.

In this new full-day program, you’ll hear from Canadian sports leaders as they go in-depth on current issues with potential to affect your day-to-day practice.

  • Players’ contracts from a variety of sports: examine the key clauses in today’s agreements
  • Negotiation strategies and techniques from the diverse perspectives of general managers, agents, legal counsel and athletes – including an interactive Q & A with all panelists
  • The relationship between sports and entertainment law and how it affects your work
  • Personality rights
  • Social media and sports personalities: the new legal reality and how it impacts your contracts (including a focus on “moral clauses”)



  • Gordon I. Kirke, Q.C., Global Resolutions Inc.
  • Nick Scissons, Gowling WLG LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

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.

Program Changes

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.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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.

Technical Support

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


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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:
Stéphane McRoberts at smcroberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
May 30, 2018
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

$595 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Sports and entertainment lawyers
  • Agents
  • Contract managers/analysts
  • Managers, directors, front office staff of pro and amateur sports teams, leagues and organizations
  • Professionals working in players’ associations

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Here’s what past attendees said about OsgoodePD’s Entertainment Law programs:

“I loved the program…a great overview of the industry!”

Mona-Lisa Prosper, Lawyer, Propulsio 360° Business Consultants.

“The week was amazing! Some very insightful panelists and sessions. I am going back to the office with a lot more knowledge than I could have expected”

Line Gendreau, VP, Finance, Accessible Media Inc.

“The caliber of the presenters was incredible. Professionals working at the highest levels in their field sharing their knowledge and expertise…amazing”

Erin Dean, Program Manager, Creative Saskatchewan

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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