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Goodmans Presents: Positioning Yourself for Success in Litigation


Lawyer Mark Dunn, Brad Halfin, Tamryn Jacobson, Suzy Kauffman


Litigation can be stressful, but with the right tools and the right team in place, you can position yourself for success. As in-house counsel or a business executive, you play a critical role in managing the litigation process.

This program will share strategies and tactics to help you effectively deal with the various dispute resolution issues and challenges that would typically arise in the context of litigation, including:

  • Arbitration – Pros and cons of agreeing to arbitration and considerations for drafting arbitration clauses.
  • Document collection and preservation – Identifying relevant documents, implementing preservation and collection processes and working with document management service providers.
  • Confidentiality orders – When do you need to put them in place and how to most effectively obtain them? Protecting your organization’s confidential information and confidential third-party information.
  • To settle or not to settle – When and how settlement offers can affect costs awards, using offers to settle strategically and key settlement terms.
  • We won, now what? – Asset seizure and other remedies available to a successful litigant, including how to most effectively seize assets in other jurisdictions and what to do if your opponent is, or may be, unable to pay its debts. 


Hannah Arthurs, Goodmans LLP
Mark Dunn, Goodmans LLP
Brad Halfin, Goodmans LLP
Tamryn Jacobson, Goodmans LLP
Suzy Kauffman, Goodmans LLP


Original Program Date:
February 7, 2017

CPD Value:
1.5 Substantive Hours

Archive Recording

For more information, email CPD@goodmans.ca or contact Sandra Montanino at 416.597.4156

For Members of the Ontario Bar:

Viewing archived webcasts, video replays, or other recorded program formats without a colleague is eligible towards the LSO's annual CPD requirement for up to 6 hours per calendar year. You are not subject to the 6 hour cap if you view it with a colleague. This Goodmans Presents archive can be counted toward your CPD Hours.

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1. Log in to the LSO Portal, and click on "CPD" from the left hand navigation menu.

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Area of Law: Civil Litigation
Program Name: Positioning Yourself for Success in Litigation
Provider: Goodmans LLP
Location: Toronto
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  • Substantive Hours: 1
  • Substantive Minutes: 30
  • Professionalism Hours: 0
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