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Knowing if and how you can prove your case is critical at every stage of the family law file.

Do you know what to do?

For most family law lawyers, evidence issues can be daunting.

Whether you are hoping to settle or know you’re heading to Court, you need to understand how the evidence can and will play out. If and how to introduce or challenge evidence, how to qualify an expert, the complex issues around dealing with hearsay and prior inconsistent statements – these could all determine success (and failure).

Join our expert faculty of seasoned family law trial lawyers and judges as they delve into some of the more challenging evidentiary issues, including:

  • Qualifying and challenging an Expert – strategies for success
  • How to navigate the complex arena of Hearsay
  • Imputing income: What do you need to establish the foundation? What does the Court want to see?
  • Critical caselaw – the key evidence cases you need to know about & why

Interactive Demonstration where our experts will guide you through what you need to do (and what to avoid) on key issues, including: impeaching the witness, how to use prior inconsistent statements and oath helping.


Richard Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
Kristin Normandin, Normandin Chris LLP


  • The Honourable Justice Melanie Sager, Ontario Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Justice Roselyn Zisman, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Erin Crawford, Grant Crawford & Watson LLP
  • Dani Z. Frodis, Frodis Family Law
  • Jessica Grys, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
  • Julie K. Hannaford, J K Hannaford Barristers
  • Heather Hansen, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
  • Gary Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson Rogers
  • Steve Z. Ranot, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV, Marmer Penner Inc.

Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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.


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

Date Recorded

January 23, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

February 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST


Online Replay

Fee per Delegate

$345 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

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

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