Tips from the Bench for Litigators


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.)

Add this event to your calendar (Downloads an .ICS file)

Alternate date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 [click to view options]

CPD Hour(s)*
2 h 30 m Substantive
30 m Professionalism

Additional Information

Page Count: 60

* Remember: You must attend CPD programs or view them on demand to claim CPD Hours. Reading CPD materials alone does not qualify.

You may count recorded programs that you watch without a colleague towards your annual CPD Requirement—up to a maximum 6 hours. Recorded programs include archived webcasts, video replays, or any other on-demand program.

  • The Honourable Jasmine Akbarali
    Superior Court of Justice
  • Lucas Lung
    Lerners LLP
​You must do your part to keep the administration of justice running smoothly. How? It begins with maintaining clear lines of communication between bench and bar. Hear directly from judges and lawyers as they review proper protocol for tendering evidence, how to bring forth both general and complex motions, the appropriate use of adjournments and chamber appointments, as well as the expectations for civility.
  • Find out when it is appropriate or inappropriate to use Rule 7 or Default Motions
  • Hear the judges' perspective on the right time and reasons for Summary Judgement Motions
  • Consider the Do's and Don’ts of documentary evidence
  • Learn how to properly impeach a witness


  • Rahool AgarwalLaw O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
  • The Honourable Jasmine AkbaraliSuperior Court of Justice
  • Sandra BartonGowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Heather Hansen, C.S.Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
  • Jennifer HunterLerners LLP
  • Barbara Legate, C.S.Legate & Associates LLP
  • Lucas LungLerners LLP
  • Sudevi Mukherjee-GothiPallett Valo LLP
  • The Honourable Fred MyersSuperior Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Shaun NakatsuruSuperior Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Andrew SanfilippoSuperior Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Lucille ShawSuperior Court of Justice
  • Brendan WongBorden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Gillian HnatiwAdair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • The Honourable Lise FavreauSuperior Court of Justice

Registration Options

Registration Mode *
Learning format *

Only PDF materials will be provided. Hardcopy materials are not available with this program.

To access your electronic purchase: 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 on-demand webcast" link to load the webcast.

Individual registrations may use this printable order form

Group registrations, please see our FAQs for group rate information. If you are registering a group of 2 or more, please send an email to including the full name, email address, and licensee number (if applicable) of each registrant along with a reference to the order number.

If you place an order via email, please do not provide your credit card information (number and security code) in the message. A member of the CPD Registration team will contact you to obtain the payment information.

All prices are subject to applicable taxes.