SOAR OsgoodePD Advanced Decision Writing

A joint program of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and Osgoode Professional Development

Effective Decision Writing - March 4, 2022

(live, online interactive)


Learn the fundamental skills involved in writing clear, concise and well-reasoned decisions

Delivered by and for members of the administrative justice community, this powerful one-day workshop is a mix of interactive, skills and knowledge-based training.

Alongside one of Canada’s recognized leaders in Decision Writing, Pamela Chapman, a group of expert facilitators from the administrative justice community will lead small group discussions and provide individualized feedback.

$795.00 plus HST

REGISTRATIONS are done through Osgoode PD website

Advanced Decision Writing - April 21-22, 2022

(live, online interactive)

This intensive, two-day program builds on principles and skills learned in previous decision writing training programs delivered by SOAR and/or OsgoodePD. This hands-on program takes a deep dive into key areas of written judgments and will strengthen your decision-writing skills through individualized feedback on your own writing style and voice. It also provides an opportunity to engage with other experienced adjudicators and explore evolving ideas about what makes writing “great”.

$1395 plus HST per delegate

Program Director

  • Pamela Chapman, Legal Educator and Consultant [Former Vice-Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board; Member, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario; Labour Arbitrator & Mediator]

Past Instructors

  • Shelley Appleby-Ostroff - SAO Legal Writing
  • Caroline Mandell -Legal Communication and Litigation Consultant, Mandell Coaching
  • Virginia McRae -Sessional Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law’s Legal Writing Academy
  • Barbara Morris - Professor, Humber College (retired)

For inquiries contact Gail Geronimo at

REGISTRATIONS are done through Osgoode PD website

April 21st, 2022 9:00 AM to April 22nd, 2022 4:30 PM