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Estate issues that turn into litigation are often complex and highly charged. Litigating estate matters require both the ability to expertly navigate the estate litigation process and a thorough understanding of this specific area of law. How confident are you in your skills?

Over three evenings, this OsgoodePD practical and intensive course, will discuss the fundamentals of estate litigation, and give you the tools to confidently advise your client and be an effective advocate in estate matters.

From the essential considerations at your initial client meeting to the evidence involved in contentious proceedings, our expert faculty will walk you through the steps that you would need to successfully advocate on behalf of your client.

Utilizing real-life case studies and step-by-step analyses of the litigation process, this program will help you to:

  • Evaluate information to be obtained at the first client meeting
  • Dealing with the legal issues involved in a will challenge
  • Analyze duties related to dealing with those who may have diminished capacity
  • Make the most out of the opportunity to mediate an estate dispute
  • Identify limitation periods that you need to keep in mind
  • Explain to your client the various applications, motions, and orders in the estate litigation process
  • Appropriately object to Certificate of Appointments
  • Argue claims against the Estate pursuant to the Estates Act 
  • Understand the evidence involved in contentious proceedings
  •  Learn your obligations and the steps in locating missing beneficiaries
  • Obtain the latest case law updates on the issue of costs and unjust enrichment


Program Co-Chairs

  • Ian Hull, Hull and Hull LLP
  • Suzana Popovic-Montag, Hull and Hull LLP
  • Caroline Abela, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Rick Bickhram, Bickhram Law
  • Angela Casey, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Kristi Collins, Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP
  • Angelique Moss, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Rebecca Rauws, Hull & Hull LLP
  • Lionel Tupman, Tupman & Bloom LLP
  • Noah Weisberg, Hull & Hull LLP
  • Charles Wagner, Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
  • Kimberly Whaley, WEL Partners


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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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
May 14, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Both experienced estate litigators who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics and those newer to estate litigation

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