Program Chairs

Georgina L. Carson

Carson Chousky Lein LLP

Anne Slivinskas

Managing Director, Pension Law & Governance, University Pension Plan

These are complex and technical  issues. Mistakes can be critical – and costly. Get what you need to advise with confidence.

When a spousal relationship ends, the division of pensions and other retirement assets is one of the biggest challenges for family law lawyers and plan administrators. Professionals must navigate a myriad of  legislative schemes, technical requirements, and evolving case law.

This unique one day program, designed and delivered by family law experts and pension professionals, will provide you with the critical knowledge and strategies you need to tackle the most challenging issues in pension and retirement assets that arise upon separation.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

How to decipher a pension valuation

Drafting guidance to ensure a deal that works

Pensions as Family Property 101

Tackling SERPS and MEPPS

Untangling death and survivor benefits

Vexing tax issues, including, “should I gross or should I net now?”

Interest and arrears tips and tactics

Forums for resolving pension disputes – determining where and how

Who Should Attend

Family Law Lawyers

Lawyers whose practice includes family law

Pension Lawyers

Pension Administrators

Financial Advisors


Program Chairs

Georgina L. Carson

Carson Chousky Lein LLP

Anne Slivinskas

Managing Director, Pension Law & Governance, University Pension Plan


Program Agenda

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


Feb 15, 2024

$595 + HST


Feb 15, 2024
9:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

Mar 28, 2024

$595 + TAX


Mar 28, 2024
9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

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CPD Hours
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Substantive5h 10m
Professionalism1h 15m
Total6h 25m
Substantive5h 10m
Professionalism1h 15m
Total6h 25m

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