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Post-COVID, the already complex world of child and spousal support is a whole new game.

Mistakes can be critical - and costly

Your clients rely upon you to be up to date and on the ball. Invest a day acquiring the key information, expert guidance and strategies you need to advise on child and spousal support issues with confidence.

Now in it’s 10th year, this annual program has become the must attend for the family law bar. Why? Because it’s not just a quick summary of current issues. Rather, it’s practical and relevant information you can immediately put to use.

Get an in-depth analysis of the critical issues together with real-world applications and strategies from senior family law judges and lawyers. Join the experts as the delve into the challenges you and your clients grapple with daily.

Topics this year include:

  • Support issues in and beyond COVID-19
    • Strategies for dealing with the unpredictable
    • Support variations: what does the Court need?
    • Best practices for negotiating agreements, including COVID clauses, review timelines, etc.
  • Critical case law update: the key cases and what they mean for your clients
  • Advocacy and civility in the online era
  • Challenging income issues revisited, including retirement, double-dipping and high-income earners

PLUS: View from the Bench & Trenches: Judges and senior counsel provide guidance on the key issues facing the family law bar.


Program Chairs

  • William H. Abbott, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson Rogers


  • The Hon. Justice R. John Harper, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Marvin Kurz , Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Sharon Shore, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Roselyn Zisman, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Anna M. Barrett, BSc, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF, Marmer Penner Inc.
  • Yvonne Bernstein, Acting Vice President, Claims, LAWPRO
  • Adam Black, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Aaron Franks, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Cheryl Goldhart, C.S., Goldhart & Associates
  • Kathryn Hendrikx, Hendrikx Family Law
  • Gary S. Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Shelly Kalra, Kalra Family Law
  • Matthew Krofchick, CPA, CMA, CBV, CMC,CFF, Krofchick Valuations
  • Christine Ann Marchetti, Marchetti Lee LLP Family Law
  • Daniel Melamed, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Judith Nicoll, McInnis & Nicoll
  • Avra Rosen, C.S. Rosen Slack LLP
  • Lorne H. Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP


Fees include attendance and program materials.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

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


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at ahurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 10, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

Online Replay 
December 10, 2020
Register for Online Replay


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $272.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family Lawyers
  • General practitioners whose practice includes family law
  • Law Clerks

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