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Co-chaired by a Federal Court justice and an experienced private practitioner, this authoritative guide to effective practice in this distinctive Court is a must for anyone practicing in the Court. A must for immigration and refugee lawyers, intellectual property litigators, and competition lawyers.

Appearing in Federal Court poses unique challenges. Having a clear understanding of the Court’s expectations is critical to the success of your case. This latest, updated version of an acclaimed program draws on the time-tested insights of judicial and practice experts. It will boost your confidence and credibility as a Federal Court advocate, in such areas as bringing/responding to applications, preparing a powerful factum, and the fine points of openings, closing statements, and handling questions from the Bench.

Areas covered by a faculty of judges, private-bar and government practitioners:

  • The Effective Conduct of Interlocutory Proceedings In Federal Court
  • Winning Approaches to Written and Oral Advocacy in Federal Court
  • Case Management Initiatives in the Court
  • Ethical and Professional Challenges and Solutions In Federal Court Litigation

Plus! “Drill-down” breakout sessions to enable you to focus on the area of Federal Court practice that most interests you:

  • Immigration/Judicial Review in Federal Court
  • Intellectual Property Litigation In Federal Court


Program Chairs

  • The Hon. Justice Alan Diner, Federal Court of Canada
  • Wennie Lee, Lee and Company
  • Prothonotary Kevin R. Aalto, Federal Court of Canada
  • Mario D. Bellissimo, Bellissimo Law Group
  • Andrew Bernstein, Torys LLP
  • Yael Bienenstock, Torys LLP
  • Mark G. Biernacki, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Robert Israel Blanshay, Robert Israel Blanshay Professional Corporation
  • Jane E. Caskey, Global Head of Risk Advisory Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Daniel Engel, Counsel, Immigration Section, Justice Canada
  • Carol Hitchman, Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • Barbara L. Jackman, Jackman, Nazami & Associates
  • Timothy M. Lowman, FCIArb, CLP, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • R. Scott MacKendrick, Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • The Hon. Justice Anne L. Mactavish, Federal Court of Canada
  • Kamleh J. Nicola, Baker McKenzie
  • John Provart, Senior Counsel, Immigration Section Justice Canada
  • Lorne A. Waldman, Waldman & Associates
  • Gervas W. Wall, Deeth Williams Wall 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
March 23, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$495 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Immigration practitioners
  • Intellectual property litigators
  • Competition lawyers
  • Aboriginal lawyers
  • Admiralty lawyers
  • Other civil litigators (private-bar and government) who handle cases in Federal Court

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“Overall terrific program with a wealth of resources”
Greg King, Counsel, Department of Justice

“Very helpful…practical, common-sense information”
Josh Carson, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic


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