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For all investigators or professionals involved in the investigatory process in civil matters, this new and interactive OsgoodePD program will take your confidence and skills to a new level. Be fully prepared the next time you have to testify!

This practical workshop will provide you with tips and strategies on how to best provide evidence. You will hear from senior practitioners as they discuss:

  • Best practices in giving your evidence during direct examination
  • Anticipating and responding to the twists and turns of cross-examination
  • How to handle the different types of counsel you may encounter when being examined or cross-examined

You will also have a rare opportunity to testify in a mock scenario while being constructively critiqued by an expert faculty of lawyers.

Space is strictly limited to ensure that each attendee receives the personal attention necessary to make the most of this rare learning opportunity.

Program Chair

  • Luisa Ritacca, Stockwoods LLP
  • Rebecca Durcan, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc
  • Emily Lawrence, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Bernard LeBlanc, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc
  • Brennagh Smith, Litigation Section, Legal Services, City of Toronto
  • Fredrick Schumann, Stockwoods LLP
  • Melisse Willems, Registrar and Executive Director, College of Dietitians



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:
Stéphane McRoberts at SMcRoberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT


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

Fee per Delegate

$599 + HST

Special offer: $799 + HST for this program + The Fundamentals of Police Testimony

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Investigators (non-police)

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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.