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When a relationship ends, determining the division of pensions and other retirement assets is complex and technical. Get the expert guidance you need to advise with confidence.

What Pension Lawyers wish Family Lawyers understood and what Family Lawyers wish Pension Lawyers understood.

This unique one day program brings together family law, pensions and actuarial experts. If you practice in family law or work in pensions, this must-attend program will provide you with the key knowledge and practical strategies you need to tackle the most challenging issues in pension and benefit entitlements that arise upon separation.

Drill down on:

  • NEW: legislation changes and the new pension regulator
  • The intersection of the Family Law Act and the Pension Benefits Act
  • Pension valuation and division: what family lawyers and pension professionals need to know to get the job done right
  • Jurisdiction quandaries – why who and what is where matters – and how
  • Expert guidance on the in and outs of the actuary valuation process
  • Navigating locked-in accounts
  • Paper vs actual value of the pension plan: why the difference matters to your client
  • Survivor benefits- key red flag issues



  • Georgina L. Carson, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Anne Slivinskas, Senior Counsel, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

Featured Speaker

  • Chris Stankiewicz, Claims Counsel, LAWPRO


  • Stefania Arlotto, Counsel, Ministry of Finance (Ontario)
  • Mark Eagles, Senior Manager, , Pension Policy, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario
  • Julie K. Hannaford, J K Hannaford Barristers
  • Jay Jeffrey, F.S.A., F.C.I.A, Dilkes, Jeffery & Associates
  • Guy Martel, F.S.A., F.C.I.A, GML Actuaries
  • Mariette P.H. Matos, Senior Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Legal Services Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Wendela M. Napier, Unifor Legal Services Plan
  • Kim Ozubko, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Michelle Rival, Senior Consulting Lawyer, Willis Towers Watson
  • David Wolgelerenter, B.Sc., F.S.A., F.C.I.A., M.B.A, DSW Actuarial Services Inc.

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

Program On-Demand

Date Recorded
September 27, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

• Pension lawyers
• Family law lawyers
• Pension administrators
• Financial advisors

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Accredited By


“Speakers and topics presented were interesting and concise… A very productive day”
Charles Brophy
Brophy Financial Planning