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If you miss a limitation period, you will likely be faced with a lawsuit. Don't become another LawPRO statistic. Mastering the less obvious aspects of Ontario's limitations laws will pay you dividends again and again!

The Limitations Act isn’t getting any less complicated or easier to digest. When faced with a limitations issue, it’s crucial that you get it right. Unlike some other areas of law, there are no second chances – limitation periods are often black and white. You need to meet your limitation periods, every time – your clients, and your professional reputation, depends on it.

This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the Ontario limitations scheme and the necessary tools to understand and analyze even the most complex limitation issues. Using a case-study approach, participants will apply the tools they’ve learned in small group sessions.

You will learn:

  • Discoverability- when does the clock start to run?
  • Unpacking the section 5 discovery provisions
  • When the clock stops
    • Agreements to vary the limitation period
    • The function and requirements of a tolling agreement
    • When the plaintiff is a minor or without capacity
    • When the parties attempt resolution
    • When the defendant acknowledges liability
  • Procedural considerations
    • Pleading and replying to limitations defences
    • Motions to dismiss an action as time-barred
    • Discovery considerations
  • The Real Property Limitations Act, and the running of time for real property claims
  • The various ways in which you can miss a limitation period, including adding a new defendant, crossclaims, and third-party claims
  • How to avoid missing a limitation period, including tickler systems and other ways to guard against inadvertence
  • A step-by-step guide to a limitations analysis

Plus! Small group breakout sessions- You will have the chance to analyze various limitations problems under the watchful eye of an expert faculty member. You will work though:

  • A general civil litigation limitations problem
  • Choose one of three different limitations problems drawn from tort, contract, or equity


Program Chair

  • Daniel Zacks, Zacks Law


  • Simon C. Bieber, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Angela Casey, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Ronald D. Davis, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Matthew D. Furrow, Goddard Gamage LLP
  • Stephanie Giannandrea, Martha McCarthy and Company LLP
  • Robert Macdonald Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Angelique Moss, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Jordan Nichols, Unit Director & Counsel, LawPRO
  • Debra E. Rolph, Research Director, Claims, LawPRO
  • Case Management Master Donald E. Short, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Daniel Zacks, Zacks Law

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
March 20, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$395 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • All litigators

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Accredited By


“Excellent…variety and quality of speakers…the program was clearly well thought out and well organized…engaging and relevant to my practice.”

Cara Zacks, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, McMillian LLP



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