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Estate issues that turn into litigation are often complex and highly charged. Litigating estate matters require both the ability to expertly navigate the estate litigation process and a thorough understanding of this specific area of law. How confident are you in your skills?

Special bundle pricing if you register for both this program and The Essential Guide To Estate Dispute Mediations.

Over three evenings, this OsgoodePD practical and intensive course, will discuss the fundamentals of estate litigation, and give you the tools to confidently advise your client and be an effective advocate in estate matters.

From the essential considerations at your initial client meeting to the evidence involved in contentious proceedings, our expert faculty will walk you through the steps that you would need to successfully advocate on behalf of your client.

Utilizing real-life case studies and step-by-step analyses of the litigation process, this program will help you to:

  • Evaluate information to be obtained at the first client meeting
  • Dealing with the legal issues involved in a will challenge
  • Analyze duties related to dealing with those who may have diminished capacity
  • Make the most out of the opportunity to mediate an estate dispute
  • Identify limitation periods that you need to keep in mind
  • Explain to your client the various applications, motions, and orders in the estate litigation process
  • Appropriately object to Certificate of Appointments
  • Argue claims against the Estate pursuant to the Estates Act 
  • Understand the evidence involved in contentious proceedings
  •  Learn your obligations and the steps in locating missing beneficiaries
  • Obtain the latest case law updates on the issue of costs and unjust enrichment


Program Co-Chairs

  • Ian Hull, Hull and Hull LLP
  • Suzana Popovic-Montag, Hull and Hull LLP
  • Caroline Abela, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Rick Bickhram, Bickhram Law
  • Angela Casey, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Kristi Collins, Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP
  • Angelique Moss, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Rebecca Rauws, Hull & Hull LLP
  • Lionel Tupman, Tupman & Bloom LLP
  • Noah Weisberg, Hull & Hull LLP
  • Charles Wagner, Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
  • Kimberly Whaley, WEL Partners



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

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:
Gail Geronimo at GGeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

May 14, 21 & 28, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay Date:
June 17, 2019
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Both experienced estate litigators who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics and those newer to estate litigation

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.