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Evidence issues are a part of every family law proceeding.  Ensuring you have a current understanding of evidentiary issues particular to your matter is critical for any professional practicing in this area. From children’s evidence, surveillance, electronic and illegally obtained evidence to social media, criminal evidence, and evidence on motions, there are unique challenges with each new decision and legislative amendment. Family law practitioners need the very latest information to represent their clients effectively.

Designed by senior family law experts, this OsgoodePD program brings together experts to provide a review of the very latest developments affecting evidence in family law proceedings, while also providing important practice tips, strategies and tactics. Topics covered include:

  • Emerging Issues in Voice of the Child Reports
  • Social Media Evidence in Family Law Proceedings
  • How you can and cannot make use of criminal evidence in a family proceeding
  • Making your case at trial: tips from counsel, judge and arbitrator on the best way to present your case
  • Evidence on motions – what you need to know
  • How and when to use Electronic and Surveillance Evidence

Plus! Don’t miss the Demonstration of Effective Examination and Cross Examination of a Social Worker.



  • Richard Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
  • Kristen Normandin, Normandin Chris LLP
  • Erin Chaiton-Murray, Fogelman Law
  • Stephen Codas, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Dan L. Goldberg, General Counsel, The Office of the Children’s Lawyer
  • Andrea Jones, MSW, RSW, Provincial Manager (A), Clinical Services, Office of the Children’s Lawyer
  • Gary S. Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson Rogers Lawyers
  • Maxine M. Kerr, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Alfred A. Mamo, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
  • Richard Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
  • Gerald Sadvari, Grant Crawford Watson, LLP
  • Patrick D. Schmidt, Thomson Rogers Lawyers
  • Linsey Sherman, Sherman Family Law and Mediation
  • The Honourable Justice Stanley B. Sherr, Ontario Court of Justice


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.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
October 25, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$345 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

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

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