Intensive Child Protection Training Primer 2023
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Thursday, November 2, 2023 (9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)
8 h 50 m Substantive
1 h 30 m Professionalism
3 h 40 m EDI Professionalism
  • The Hon. Justice Stanley Sherr
    Ontario Court of Justice
  • Lorne Glass
    Glass & Associates

A child protection matter needs to be handled with the utmost care. Our experienced presenters teach you key strategic and advocacy skills for each stage of the case. They reinforce your understanding of the issues with numerous practical demonstrations, including conduct of temporary care and custody hearings, conferences, opening and closing statements, voir dires, and examinations of witnesses. You also receive relevant materials including topical case law, precedents, and social science literature. You come away from this conference with an enhanced knowledge of the fundamentals in this important area of law to better serve your clients' interests.

Registrants who attend this program in-person or by webcast are eligible to be placed on the Legal Aid Child Protection panel.

  • ​Observe demonstrations of a temporary care hearing, case conference, cross-examination, re-examination, and more
  • Understand the grounds, timing, and case law in making the finding "in need of protection"
  • Hear about the law of hearsay in protection proceedings
  • Find out how to qualify and cross-examine an expert witness
  • Learn about advocacy for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children 
  • Get tips on preparing for trial



  • Renatta AustinRenatta Austin Professional Corporation
  • The Honourable Justice Michelle CheungOntario Court of Justice
  • Yvonne FiamengoLegal CounselChildren's Aid Society of Toronto
  • Haley Gaber-KatzSenior Legal CounselJewish Family & Child Services
  • Sam GarceaConfente Garcea
  • Stephanie GiannandreaStaff LawyerJustice for Children and Youth
  • Lorne GlassGlass & Associates
  • Gary GottliebLawyer, Mediator & ArbitratorGottlieb Law Firm Professional Corporation
  • Joanna HarrisLegal CounselYork Region Children’s Aid Society
  • Linda HofbauerSenior Counsel/Manager of Legal ServicesChildren's Aid Society of Toronto
  • Katharina JanczarukBarrister & Solicitor
  • Lisa LaBordeBarrister & Solicitor
  • Tammy LawBarrister & Solicitor
  • Robin LeightonStaff Duty Counsel (Family), Toronto NorthLegal Aid Ontario
  • Peter MarshallCEO and Legal DirectorRecovery Science Corporation
  • Sam Rasim MishealMisheal Law Professional Corporation
  • Mary ReillyLaw Office of T. Edgar Reilly
  • Patric SensonOffice of the Children's LawyerMinistry of the Attorney General
  • The Honourable Justice Stanley SherrOntario Court of Justice
  • Katie SkinnerLegal CounselChildren's Aid Society of Toronto
  • The Honourable Justice Robert Spence (Retired)Ontario Court of Justice
  • Arthika SrivarapathyLegal CounselJewish Family & Child Services
  • Colin TobiasBarrister & Solicitor
  • The Honourable Justice Roselyn Zisman (Retired)Ontario Court of Justice

Registration Options

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In-person space is limited. Register early!

A light lunch will be provided on both days for in-person registrants.

Only PDF materials will be provided. CPD is now fully paperless.

To view your program: click "My Account" and sign in. Click "Purchased Programs" and look for the program name. Click the "Details" link on the right. Click the "Click here to access the webcast" link to load the webcast.

For In-person, register before October 30, 2023 11:59 PM

For Live Webcast, register before November 2, 2023 10:00 AM

Individual registrations may use this printable order form

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All prices are subject to applicable taxes.