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Interactive Course on Adjudication

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Agency, Board and Tribunal chairs and members, take note!

CCAT offers a practical five-day course in adjudication for members of agencies, boards and tribunals, as well as the senior staff and counsel from these bodies. This course provides essential tools for any new member and serves as an excellent refresher for more experienced members. Under the expert guidance of serving members and counsel, participants discuss – and put into action – current best practices in critical areas: basic principles of administrative justice, how to run a fair hearing, how to deal with preliminary matters, rules of evidence for administrative tribunals, managing hearing time, resolving ethical conundrums, dealing with difficult witnesses, providing an appropriate environment for unrepresented parties, making decisions and numerous other matters. This highly participatory course includes a simulated live hearing and provides an excellent background for dealing with “paper hearings” as well.

Participants will benefit from:

  • a week-long immersion
  • small class size
  • training by current tribunal members and counsel
  • conducting a simulated hearing
  • networking opportunities with colleagues
  • an exceptional professional experience all for an extremely reasonable fee!

This comprehensive course, rich in content, offers a judicious balance of theory and practice. It had its beginnings in 1992, when the first version was developed and offered by CCAT’s National Institute for Administrative Tribunals. In 1995, HFATF decided to deliver this course through interactive, hands-on training by staff and members. During the intervening years, the training was broadened, refined and polished, and it has been serving the needs of federal agencies, boards and tribunals for two decades.

Who should take this course?

  • new agency or board members – indispensable!
  • experienced adjudicators – an excellent refresher!
  • tribunal counsel – a must!
  • senior executives – a must!

To be determined.


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Registration / Fees

Early Bird Rate (Member): $1,900.00 + applicable taxes

Early Bird Rate (Non-Member): $2,100.00 + applicable taxes


Full Rate (Member): $2,100.00 + applicable taxes

Full Rate (Non-Member): $2,300.00 + applicable taxes


Cancellation: Participants cancelling prior to December 30, 2022 receive a full refund less a $25.00 administration fee. Written notification by e-mail will be accepted. Participants cancelling after this date forfeit 100% of the registration fee, although substitutions can be made at any time.