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 Are you up-to-date on all of the changes in Fertility Law?

Fertility law is increasingly complex, even for the experts who practice it daily.  With the new regulations and the constantly evolving legal landscape, counsel must ensure they are up-to-date and knowledgeable on the latest legal decisions, as well as legislative, jurisdictional and procedural changes.

Over one day, let OsgoodePD’s experts get you up to speed on the key current and emerging issues.

Topics will include:

  • Drill down on the new regulations under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act – The key changes and what they will mean for you and your clients
  • Insurance Pitfalls and How To Dodge (or Manage) Them
  • Implications for embryos, eggs and sperm upon death or separation
  • Constitutional challenges in fertility law – what’s on the horizon
  • Advising hospitals: best practices and pitfalls to avoid
  • When things go wrong… How to avoid and navigate the common (and not so common) pitfalls

PLUS:  Get a grounding in the basics of Fertility Law with our online primer, Fertility Law: Understanding the Key Concepts.  Available on demand January 6, 2020.


Program Chairs

  • Sara R. Cohen, Fertility Law Canada™ at D2Law LLP
  • Ellen K. Embury, Carbert Waite LLP

Program Faculty

  • Shantona Chaudhury, Pape Chaudhury LLP
  • Michelle Colley, Carbert Waite LLP
  • Melanie de Wit, VP, Chief Risk and Legal Officer for Sinai Health System
  • Lisa Feldstein, Lisa Feldstein Law Office P.C
  • Vanessa Gruben, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa
  • Virginia Hart, CEO ART Risk Solutions
  • Robynne B. Kazina, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
  • Megan Savard, Addario Law Group LLP
  • Terrance G. Sheppard, BOYNECLARKE LLP
  • Barry Stevens, Documentary Filmmaker, member Donor Conceived Alliance of Canada
  • Jasmeet K. Wahid, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP
  • Cindy R. Wasser, Hope Springs Fertility Law ™



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

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.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Alison Hurst 

Program Details

Date & Time

February 4, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In-Person and Webcast

Online Replay 
March 4, 2020
Register for Online Replay 

Primer: Fertility Law: Understanding the Key Concepts.
Available on demand January 6, 2020
Register for Primer 


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

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

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

On-Demand Primer: $149 + HST (FREE with Bundle)

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family Law Lawyers
  • Fertility law practitioners
  • Health lawyers
  • Wills and Estates lawyers

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What past attendees have said:

“The overall program was very pertinent, valuable, informative and useful to my learning curve in my new role.”
Nadine Martin, Clinical Director, Conceptia

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

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