Program Directors

Ian Hull

Hull & Hull LLP

Suzana Popovic-Montag

Hull & Hull LLP

Acquire the skills and knowledge to confidently advocate for your client and represent their best interests in estate litigation matters

A full understanding of the law and procedure are absolute essentials when practicing in estate disputes.

Over five intensive sessions, our estate litigation certificate program goes beyond the basics, offering a hands-on and in-depth understanding of estate litigation to give you the expertise needed to confidently guide your clients and excel as an advocate in estate matters. The program features: 

Practical Learning: Delve into the fundamentals of estate litigation while getting practical tips and learning best practices.
Expert Guidance: Learn from the leading practitioners who bring their wealth of experience, insight and guidance throughout the course.
Real-Life Case Studies: Gain a practical understanding through the examination and application of your knowledge to real-life scenarios.
Step-by-Step Analysis: Navigate the intricacies of the litigation process as our instructors take you through a step-by-step analysis and a comprehensive toolkit to manage each stage of a matter.
Client-Centric Approach: From the crucial considerations at your initial client meeting to handling evidence in contentious proceedings and trial, discover practical tips that focus on advancing your client’s interests effectively.

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

What You’ll Learn

Skillfully evaluate critical information during initial client meetings to ensure a clear understanding of their unique needs

Navigate complex legal issues surrounding will challenges with precision and expertise

Analyze and address professional duties in cases involving diminished capacity and undue influence, ensuring ethical and lawful resolutions

Prepare effectively for mediations and skillfully draft settlements in estate disputes to achieve favorable outcomes

Identify and manage various relevant limitation periods to optimize the litigation process

Navigate the complex landscape of the estate litigation process with a mastery of applications, motions, and orders

Guide clients through key steps and crucial information regarding Certificate of Appointments objections

Proficiently argue claims against the Estate in accordance with the Estates Act

Learn compelling legal strategies in presenting evidence in contentious proceedings

Streamline the process for all parties involved in locating missing beneficiaries

Stay abreast of the latest case law developments, particularly focusing on issues of costs and unjust enrichment, to provide clients with the latest insights

Who Should Attend

Lawyers who want to practice in estate litigation

Junior lawyers and students who are new to estate litigation

Paralegals and law clerks working in estate litigation

Estate trustees and other estates professionals (planners)

Wealth planners

Civil litigators and other lawyers who take on some estate litigation files


Program Directors

Ian Hull

Hull & Hull LLP

Suzana Popovic-Montag

Hull & Hull LLP


A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


Oct 15, 16, 21, 23 & 25, 2024

$3,295 + TAX


October 15, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 16, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

October 21, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

October 23, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

October 25, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must attend all program days and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

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