Program Chair(s)

Judith M. Nicoll

McInnis & Nicoll

Knowing if, how and when to use an expert is critical to the success of many family law files.

Mistakes can be fatal – and costly. Over one intensive day, acquire the key information and strategies you need to navigate these issues with confidence.

Counsel are increasingly relying upon experts to advance their clients’ interests. But you need to know what you – and your expert – are doing, in order to make the most of what is potentially an expensive investment. Learn from judges, experienced practitioners and experts who will give you practical strategies and advice about how to make effective use of your expert throughout the various stages of a family law dispute.

Drill down on the fundamentals, including a cross-examination demonstration which will guide you through how to qualify your expert witness and how to effectively cross an expert on their report.

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

What You’ll learn

The role of the independent expert: How to ensure your expert is and remains a neutral

Psychological testing in custody assessments: When is it appropriate? What are the “gold standard” tests in 2018? Understanding your reporting and disclosure obligations

How “expert” is your or the other side’s expert?

Purpose and limits of Voice of the Child reports

Key issues in real property evidence including how to deal with Ontario’s ever-changing housing market

The need to know about expert evidence in business valuations

Who Should Attend

Family Lawyers

General practitioners whose practice includes family law


Program Chair

Judith M. Nicoll

McInnis & Nicoll

Keynote Speaker

The Hon. Susan E. Lang

(former Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal), author of the “Motherisk Report”



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Available course sections

Recorded: Oct 15, 2018

$525 + HST

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CPD and Accreditation

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CPD Hours
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Substantive 5h 20m
Professionalism1h 15m
Total6h 35m

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