Effective Decision Writing for Administrative Adjudicators

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A powerful, interactive, skills and knowledge based program delivered by and for members of the administrative justice community.

Thursday May 16, 2019 

8:30am – 4:30pm

The Advocates’ Society Education Centre

250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700

Toronto, Ontario

$550 plus HST

Who Should Attend?

New and experienced decision writers, reviewers, and counsel with administrative and regulatory agencies, boards and tribunals.  This is an introductory course but will be useful for anyone who has not done a full-day structured program on decision writing, or who wants a refresher.  


Pamela Chapman, arbitrator and educator, will facilitate the program. A group of expert facilitators and instructors from the administrative justice community will lead group discussions and writing exercises, and guest panelists will discuss developments in adjudication. Past faculty, panelists and coaches have included: Caroline Mandell, Legal Writing Coach, Tim Moseley, Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission;  Justice David McCombs; Justice Katherine McLeod, James Schneider, Counsel, Social Benefits Tribunal; David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario and other experts in the field of adjudication.

What You Will Receive

  • An overview of the key components of clear, concise, well-reasoned decisions.

  • An understanding of core writing principles, including context and point-first writing.

  • Keys to effective introductions.

  • Powerful tips on decision structure and issue-driven organization.

  • Practice in drafting and revising passages using the principles of effective decision-writing.

  • An opportunity to discuss best practices with expert facilitators and adjudicators in small groups.

  • An end-of-day panel discussion on recent developments in adjudication.

  • Written resources, checklists, tip sheets and sample decisions


This program contains 6 Professionalism Hours as accredited by The Law Society of Ontario. 

Please note that all registrations are firm,  No refunds are permitted for cancellations.

May 16th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   4:30 PM
The Advocates' Society Education Centre
250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
Phone: 416 623 7454
Event Fee(s)
Registration ($550 + HST) $ 550.00 + $ 71.50 HST

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