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Defamation law challenges even those who consider themselves to be experts. And it is becoming increasingly more complex. Are you ready for the next file that crosses your desk?

Defamation law and the related procedural issues involve a myriad of challenging decisions, many of which must be made under tight timelines. The internet has only added to the increasing complexity of the issues. If you are going to successfully bring or defend a defamation action, you need dedicated knowledge and skills. In one intensive day, our experts will equip you with what you need to effectively navigate defamation law in 2019. Dive into:

  • Playbook for mounting and defending Anti-SLAPP motions
  • Cyber-Libel & Defamation in the Digital Age, including: special considerations for bringing and defending “Twibel” cases
  • Remedies in Defamation Cases – everything you need to know and why
  • Emerging issues, including: The right to be forgotten & Is privacy the NEW defamation?

PLUS:  For counsel who are new to this area, or those who may benefit from a refresher, acquire the key foundations in our intensive OnDemand primer:  Anatomy of a Defamation Case


Program Chair

  • Justin Safayeni, Stockwoods LLP


  • Ren Bucholz, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Carlo J. Di Carlo, Stockwoods LLP
  • Mark Donald, Mark Donald Law
  • Iris Fischer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Katarina Germani, CBC Law Department
  • Ryder Gilliland, DMG Advocates LLP
  • Julia L. Lefebvre, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Andrew W. MacDonald, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Iain MacKinnon, Linden & Associates
  • Tycho Manson, Chernos Flaherty Svonkin
  • Gord McGuire, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Brendan F. Morrison, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Tae Mee Park, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Erin Pleet, Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
  • Kaley Pulfer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Mark A. Wiffen, Wiffen Litigation
  • Howard Winkler, Winkler Dispute Resolution
  • Alexi N. Wood, St. Lawrence Barristers LLP
  • Maanit Zemel, Zemel van Kampen LLP

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
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


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

April 29, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

Primer (On Demand)
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*The Primer will take approximately 2 hours to complete*

Online Replay
May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
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Register for Online Replay + Primer 


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

Primer Only 
$195 + HST

1 Day Program Only 
$695 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $347.50 + HST

Bundle Price (Primer + 1 Day Program)
$795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $397.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Civil litigators (plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel)
  • In-house litigation counsel / Corporate Counsel
  • General practitioners

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