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From your first meeting with your client, through the drafting of pleadings, financial statements, conducting examinations, representing your client at mediation, preparing for an interim motion, and finally, conducting a trial, understanding the full anatomy of a family law case is crucial to effectively representing your client.

Using a combination of live and pre-recorded demonstrations, as well as lively and informative panel discussions, this OsgoodePD program will provide you with a comprehensive guide to Handling a Family Law Case. You will hear from experienced counsel, judges, mediator, arbitrator and valuator, who will give you effective strategies and advice for how best to represent your client in a family law case.

The unique interactive presentation style will provide a forum for family law practitioners to discuss and benefit from the insights of a faculty who tackle these issues on a daily basis. You will also hone your advocacy skills by witnessing several demonstrations.



  • Harold Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates
  • Richard Niman, Niman Gelgoot & Associates
  • Heather L. Hansen, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • The Honourable George Czutrin, Senior Family Justice, Superior Court of Justice
  • Erin Crawford, Grant & Sadvari
  • Herschel Fogelman, Fogelman Law
  • Andrew Freedman, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV, ASA, Managing Director, Dispute Consulting, Duff & Phelps Canada Limited
  • Julie Hannaford, JK Hannaford Barristers
  • Fareen L. Jamal, Jamal Family Law
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson, Rogers
  • Martha McCarthy, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
  • Kristen Normandin, Normandin Law
  • Jennifer L. Wilson, Tokin Manes LLP


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
January 30, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

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

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