Complex. Constantly evolving. Challenging. These are Class Actions in 2023. Are you prepared?

With Class Actions’ constantly evolving case law, new legislation and procedures comes many new challenges – and opportunities. You have to be on top of your game to navigate this complex arena. Let us help you get there.

Now in its 19th year, the OsgoodePD Class Actions Symposium is Canada’s premier forum for class actions debate. In a class of its own, this truly national program assembles the leading judges, counsel and other experts who will take you through the most critical current and emerging issues in this constantly changing field.

Choose how you want to attend. Join us in person (for the first time since 2019!), participate live online OR take part in the online replay.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Class Actions: Cross-Country Check-Up

Environmental class actions: Are they walking dead or staying alive?

Managing multi-jurisdictional class actions

Procedural updates for 2023

How to create more accessible administration and remove barriers to access to justice

Critical updates in securities class actions

Class Actions in abuse cases: the pros and cons

Privacy class actions – where we are at and what’s down the line

Using polls and statistical evidence (with a live demo)

View from the Bench: insights from experienced Class Actions judges

Thank you to this year’s sponsors

Who Should Attend

Plaintiff and Defence Counsel Practicing in Class Actions

In-house/Corporate Counsel

Members of the Judiciary

Class Actions Academics

Government Litigators

Liability Insurers

Notice and Settlement Specialists


Program Chairs

The Hon. Justice Sylvain Lussier

Cour supérieure du Québec

Margaret L. Waddell

Waddell Phillips P.C

Planning Committee

The Hon. Justice Ward K. Branch

Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver

The Hon. Justice Sylvain Lussier

Cour supérieure du Québec

H. Michael Rosenberg

McCarthy TĂ©trault LLP

Margaret L. Waddell

Waddell Phillips P.C

Keynote Speaker

The Hon. Justice Michael H. Tulloch

Chief Justice of Ontario


Program Agenda

Day One – April 27, 2023

Registration (for in-person) (8:30 a.m. ET)

Health Break (10:45 a.m. ET)

Keynote: The Honourable Michael H. Tulloch Chief Justice of Ontario – “The Role of Class Actions within our Judicial System” (11:30 a.m. ET)

Lunch Break (12:00 p.m. ET)

Health Break (2:30 p.m. ET)

Day One Concludes (4:30 p.m. ET)

Day Two – April 28, 2023

Welcome from Chairs (9:00 a.m. ET)

Health Break (10:30 a.m. ET)

Program Concludes (1:15 p.m. ET)


Recorded: Apr 27, 2023

$1,695 + Tax

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive7h 55m
Professionalism1h 25m
Total9h 50m

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