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Defamation law challenges even those who consider themselves to be experts. And it is becoming increasingly more complex. Are you ready for the next file that crosses your desk?

Defamation law and the related procedural issues involve a myriad of challenging decisions, many of which must be made under tight timelines. The internet has only added to the increasing complexity of the issues. If you are going to successfully bring or defend a defamation action, you need dedicated knowledge and skills. In one intensive day, our experts will equip you with what you need to effectively navigate defamation law in 2019. Dive into:

  • Playbook for mounting and defending Anti-SLAPP motions
  • Cyber-Libel & Defamation in the Digital Age, including: special considerations for bringing and defending “Twibel” cases
  • Remedies in Defamation Cases – everything you need to know and why
  • Emerging issues, including: The right to be forgotten & Is privacy the NEW defamation?

PLUS:  For counsel who are new to this area, or those who may benefit from a refresher, acquire the key foundations in our intensive OnDemand primer:  Anatomy of a Defamation Case


Program Chair

  • Justin Safayeni, Stockwoods LLP


  • Ren Bucholz, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Carlo J. Di Carlo, Stockwoods LLP
  • Mark Donald, Mark Donald Law
  • Iris Fischer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Katarina Germani, CBC Law Department
  • Ryder Gilliland, DMG Advocates LLP
  • Julia L. Lefebvre, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Andrew W. MacDonald, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Iain MacKinnon, Linden & Associates
  • Tycho Manson, Chernos Flaherty Svonkin
  • Gord McGuire, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Brendan F. Morrison, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Tae Mee Park, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Erin Pleet, Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
  • Kaley Pulfer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Mark A. Wiffen, Wiffen Litigation
  • Howard Winkler, Winkler Dispute Resolution
  • Alexi N. Wood, St. Lawrence Barristers LLP
  • Maanit Zemel, Zemel van Kampen 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 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
April 29, 2019
Fee per Delegate

Program Only 
$695 + HST

Bundle Price (Primer + 1 Day Program)
$795 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Civil litigators (plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel)
  • In-house litigation counsel / Corporate Counsel
  • General practitioners

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