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Whether you have been required to pass accounts, or had to advise someone in this area, passing of accounts requires complex and multi-part considerations. You need to understand the idiosyncrasies and common errors in this area in order to have a successful Wills and Estates practice.

This program is part of The Osgoode Intensive Program in Wills & Estates. For a full listing of required programs, click here.

Over one intensive evening, our expert faculty will teach you how to effectively manage and advise on passing of accounts, compensation and fiduciary accounting issues. You will learn the latest case law updates, and will benefit from hands-on exercises where you will review sample estate accounts.

You will learn:

  • Passing of Accounts: The Basics
    – Circumstances when accounts need to be passed
    – Jurisdiction to pass accounts
    – Relevant limitation periods to consider
    – Procedure and rules for passing accounts of: Guardian of Property – Incapable person; Guardian of Property- Minor; Attorneys for Property; Estate Trustees and Trustees
    – Uncontested vs. contested court passings
    – Remedies for the failure to account
    – Procedural requirements and jurisdictional idiosyncrasies in Passings of Accounts
    – Case law update
  • Overview of Compensation
    – Compensation for Estate Trustees
    – Compensation for Guardians and Attorneys
  • The Office of the Children’s Lawyer and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee in Reviewing Accounts: their role, review process and common objections
    – What the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee look for when reviewing accounts
    – Common Objections made by the Children’s Lawyer and the OPGT
  • Reviewing Accounts: What Lawyers Need to Look For
    – Guidelines for distinguishing between income and capital
    – How to conduct a thorough analysis- which numbers need to add up where?
    – Common errors to watch out for
    – What qualifies as inadequate accounting?



  • Kimberly Whaley, WEL Partners


  • Katherine Antonacopoulos, Office of the Children’s Lawyer
  • Heather Hogan, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Ian Hull, Hull & Hull LLP
  • Albert Oosterhof, WEL Partners
  • Tracey Phinnemore, WEL Partners


Fees include attendance, program materials, dinner 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 Intensive 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

April 30, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast


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

Fee per Delegate

$345 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Both experienced wills and estates practitioners who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics and those newer to estates practice

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