Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law

We invite you to join us for our semi-annual program exploring recent updates and legal developments in pensions and employee benefits law as well as recent employment and labour law changes.


  • Case Law and Regulatory Round-Up
    Lindsay McLeod
  • Enhanced Benefit Security: What Plan Sponsors Should Understand About Recent Government Changes and Further Proposals
    Kathryn Bush
  • Member Communications and Beneficiary Designations: What Can Be Done Electronically
    Jeff Sommers
  • Beneficiary Designations and Spousal Waivers: Potential Pitfalls and Best Practices
    Elizabeth Boyd
  • Governance Documents and Checklists
    Caroline Helbronner
  • Pension Investments: Side Letter Negotiations
    Jeremy Forgie and Adam Ngan
  • Constant Change: Recent Employment Law Amendments
    Holly Reid

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 2.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.

New York

Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the State of New York. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and/or experienced attorneys and has been accredited for 2 hours of CLE credits.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Registration and Breakfast:
8:30 – 9 a.m. (EDT)

Presentations/Live Webcast*:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EDT)

Networking and Lunch:
12 – 1 p.m. (EDT)


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay Street
Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, Ontario (Map)

*Log-in details for the live webcast will be sent to you prior to the date.


Please register by
Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Linda Lee Moy by email.

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