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Performance Management in a Tribunal Setting – June 2, 2022

This webinar will be recorded and available to registered participants.

This webinar will explore the ongoing process of performance management in the tribunal setting, from concept to implementation and application.  Every tribunal has performance measures it must meet – how can tribunal leaders positively influence members to achieve their best performance?  This webinar will explore the ongoing process and help build positive culture by reinforcing the values of a tribunal.

Panelists:

  • Thomas Vulpe, Vice-Chairperson, General Division-Income Security, Social Security Tribunal of Canada
  • Sylvie Seguin, Administrative Judge, Vice-Chairperson, Comité de déontologie policière
  • Gary Yee, former Tribunal Chair

Click HERE for presenter biographies.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available.
When:  June 2, 2022; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Cost:
CCAT Members:  $50 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $95 + applicable taxes
Students:  $10 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT10)

Cancellation:  Participants cancelling prior to May 20, 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.

This webinar will be recorded and available to registered participants.

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Administrative Law Update 2022 – June 13, 2022

This webinar will be recorded and available to registered participants.

Back by popular demand! It’s time again for CCAT’s annual Admin Law Update.

Join David Wright, Michelle Flaherty and Margaret Leighton for an engaging and informative review of key developments and decisions from Canadian courts and tribunals. We will consider issues facing all of us in the administrative justice community like:

  • Resuming in-person hearings post-pandemic.
  • Walking the line between fairness and access with self-represented litigants.
  • Understanding the constitutional limits on jurisdiction of statutory decision makers.
  • Timeliness and delay in administrative proceedings.
  • Bilingualism and minority language rights.

And it wouldn’t be an admin law update without a few minutes on standard of review. Are the courts correct on correctness? Come ready to participate with questions and comments.

This will be a bilingual session. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Panelists:

  • David Wright, Chair, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal
  • Michelle Flaherty, Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Margaret Leighton, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Appeal Tribunal and Law Society Tribunal (Ontario)

Click HERE for presenter biographies.

When:  June 13, 2022; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Cost:
CCAT Members:  $50 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $95 + applicable taxes
Students:  $10 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT10)

Cancellation:  Participants cancelling prior to May 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.

This webinar will be recorded and available to registered participants.

 

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Abrametz: What it means for Administrative Justice Proceedings – September 8, 2022

This webinar will be recorded and available to registered participants.

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the Law Society of Saskatchewan v. Peter V. Abrametz case will be at the centre of this session and will examine the implications for delays in administrative justice proceedings.

Moderator:  David Wright, Chair, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal

Panelists:

  • Paul Daly, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Nadia Effendi, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Lauren J. Wihak, Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP
  • Emily Ohler, Chair, British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

Click HERE for presenter biographies.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

When:  Thursday, September 8, 2022; 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Cost:
CCAT Members:  $50 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $95 + applicable taxes
Students:  $10 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT10)

Cancellation:  Participants cancelling prior to August 25, 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.

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Quality Decision Making: How Your Brain May Get in Your Way and Some Tips to Clear the Path – Part 1: September 12, 2022 / Part 2: October 6, 2022

Adjudicators and judges are dedicated to making the best decision possible, applying relevant legal standards to the evidence they receive.  But over the past 15 years important developments in cognitive science have come to the attention of legal decision-makers, leading to growing insight into how our brains may sometimes get in our way. These webinars will explore some of that science, examine how researchers have investigated its application to judges and adjudicators, and share best practices to strengthen decision making and nurture impartiality and consistency.  You will have a chance to test some of the science yourselves through a series of interactive exercises and debriefs.

The workshop will be delivered in two parts. Part 1 (September 12) will explore the basics of cognition, including cognitive bias. Part 2 (October 6) will focus on the concept of “noise” in decision making. Noise refers to the many extraneous factors that can knowingly and unknowingly lead to inconsistency and inaccuracy in decision making.  It is the subject of a new book by Daniel Kanneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein. We will explore the concept of “decision hygiene” and how it might be applied in administrative tribunals. Attend either or both parts.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

This webinar will be recorded and available to registered participants.

Moderator and Presenter:  David Wright, Chair, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal

Presenters:

  • Pamela Chapman, Legal Educator – Consultant
  • Caroline Mandell, Legal, Communication and Litigation Consultant

Click HERE for presenter biographies.

When:
Part 1 – September 12, 2022; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Part 2 – October 6, 2022; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Cost:

Series:
CCAT Members:  $75 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $160 + applicable taxes
Students:  $15 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT15)

Single session:
CCAT Members:  $50 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $95 + applicable taxes
Students:  $10 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT10)

Cancellation:  Participants cancelling prior to August 29, 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.

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FAIRNESS INCLUDES EQUALITY: APPLYING EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CONCEPTS IN YOUR ADJUDICATIVE PRACTICE - PART I: SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 / PART II, OCTOBER 20, 2022

This two-part webinar series will support adjudicators in understanding and applying equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights obligations in their work. The webinar’s objective is to ensure that in managing hearing rooms, designing adjudicative processes, and making credibility findings, tribunals and their members intentionally consider how to be inclusive, accommodating, and free from implicit bias and racism.  

Part I (September 29) will be instructional. It will present key ideas, case law and research including:

  • Key concepts including the duty to accommodate, intersectionality, trauma, white privilege, implicit bias, and unconscious racism.
  • What should the adjudicator consider before the hearing starts?
  • How to get the best evidence.
  • Providing tools for the adjudicator in evaluating their own implicit bias when making credibility findings and decision making.

Part II (October 20) will be both instructional and interactive. First, there be a short panel of adjudicators who will discuss issues that they have had to work through in adjudication. We will then use break-out rooms to work through adjudicative scenarios with panel members and other experts assigned to a break-out room to help facilitate discussion. 

This webinar is offered in English only, except that there will a French version of the materials and breakout rooms for French discussion.  Choose to attend one or both parts.  The workshop sessions will not be recorded.

Workshop Lead: Grace Vaccarelli, Mediator, Investigator, Ethical Associates

Panelists / Facilitators

  • Sherry Liang, Member, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal
  • Simmi K. Sandhu, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal of British Columbia
  • Justice of the Peace Marisha Roman, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Melissa L. Luhtanen, J.D., Senior Legal Counsel, Alberta Human Rights Commission

Click HERE for biographies.

Facilitators

  • Elsy Chakkalakal, General Counsel and Senior Director of Operations, Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada
  • Esi Codjoe, Partner, Turnpenney Milne
  • Antoine Collins, Member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Brian Eyolfosn, Human Rights Lawyer
  • Sue Heakes, Senior Member, Consent and Capacity Board; Vice-Chair College of Immigration of Citizenship Consultants
  • Julie Jai, Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators
  • Margaret Leighton, Member, Law Society Tribunal of Ontario
  • Sherry Liang, Adjudicator, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal
  • Sophie Martel, Bilingual Workplace Investigator & Trainer
  • Malcolm Mercer, Chair, Law Society Tribunal of Ontario
  • Naomi Overend
  • Cynthia Pay, Tribunal Counsel, Law Society Tribunal
  • Mélanie Raymond, Juge administrative, Tribunal administratif du travail (QC)
  • Sylvie Séguin, Member and Vice-Chair, Comité de déontologie policière (QC)
  • Kate Sellar, Member, Social Security Tribunal of Canada, Appeal Division
  • Jay Sengupta, Dispute Resolution
  • Jim Sheppard, Vice Chair, BC Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal
  • Darren Thorne, Member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

When:

Part I:    September 29, 2022; 1-2:30 ET
Part II:   October 20, 2022; 1-2:30 ET

Cost:

Series
CCAT Members:  $75 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $160 + applicable taxes
Students:  $15 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT15)

Single session
CCAT Members:  $50 + applicable taxes
Non-members:  $95 + applicable taxes
Students:  $10 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT10)

Cancellation:  Participants cancelling prior to September 16, 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.

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