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This OsgoodePD program, designed and delivered by an expert faculty of practitioners and adjudicators, will provide you with the tools you need to be an effective advocate in residential landlord and tenant law.

In this full-day course, you will hear about all of the key components of residential landlord and tenant law and practice.  Whether it’s navigating the maze of applications available to landlords and tenants, understanding the Residential Tenancies Act and the available remedies, or assessing whether to appeal a decision, this program will provide you with the practical tips and strategies you need to effectively advocate for your client.

Topics include:

  • Strategies and best practices for appearing for landlords or tenants
  • Negotiating the labyrinth of applications at the Landlord and Tenant Board including tenant maintenance applications and tenant applications based on interference with reasonable enjoyment
  • Handling evictions (from both tenants’ and landlords’ perspectives)
  • Addressing and resolving commonly-encountered issues when appearing for the landlord or the tenant
  • How to make persuasive submissions on costs
  • Tips on handling post-decision enforcement, reviews and appeals.


Program Chairs

  • Jack Fleming, Executive Director, North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services
  • Joe Hoffer, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Eli Fellman, Legal Counsel, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario
  • Jane L. Ferguson, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Kenneth Hale, Director, Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants-Ontario (ACTO)
  • Tracy Heffernan, Provincial Director, Tenant Duty Counsel Program, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario; Organizing/Litigation Lawyer, Parkdale Community Legal Services
  • Doug Levitt, Horlick Levitt Di Lella LLP
  • Kristin Ley Cohen, Highley LLP
  • Dania Majid, Staff Lawyer, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
  • Benjamin Ries, Downtown Legal Services, University of Toronto
  • Martin Zarnett, Zarnett Law Professional Corporation


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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:
Stéphane McRoberts at smcroberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay:
April 30, 2018
Register for the Online Replay


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

Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Paralegals and Lawyers appearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board

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“Within the first 1/2 hour of the program, I learned some valuable information which essentially paid for the course. Thank you!”
Paul Kyte, Paralegal, Paul Kyte Professional Corporation

“Very diverse group of speakers who cater to a variety of attendees. Thank you for providing some excellent materials. Course binders are A+” 
Conner Godin, STAMM Investments Limited

“All of the sessions were very informative. I learned a lot and it was interesting from beginning to end.” 
Karen Scott, Paralegal, HGR Graham Partners LLP

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