SOAR's 29th Annual Conference 2017- Exploring Justice: An Experiential Journey


SOAR's 29th Annual Conference

Exploring Justice: An Experiential Journey

Thursday November 2, 2017

Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto

Breakfast and Registration from 8:15-8:45am

Welcome/Opening Ceremony: 

Conference Co-chairs, Carolyn Slon and Gary Yee/Joanne Dallaire, Elder

Morning Plenary:

A User-Centric Approach - How Am I Being Heard

Moderator: Maggie Wente, Barrister and Solicitor, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP

Speakers:  Julian Falconer, Barrister and Solicitor,  Falconers LLP; Professor Julie Macfarlane, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law; Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

Afternoon Plenary:

Intuition, Deliberation and Decision Making

Moderator: Lilian Ma, Executive Director, Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Rachlinski, Cornell Law School

Our Morning and Afternoon Concurrent Workshops include:

Insiders and Outsiders: Learning from the User Experience

Moderator: Caroline King, Arbitrator, Financial Services Commission Ontario

Speakers: Randi Druzin, Self represented Litigant; Aaron Huizinga, Self represented Litigant; Cecile Landon, Dispute Resolution Officer, Landlord and Tenant Board (SJTO); Lori Mishibinijima, Legal Counsel and Indigenous Services, Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Compassion Fatigue

Moderator: Cynthia Pay, Member Immigration and Refugee Board Canada

Speakers: Jane Bradley, Compassion Fatigue Specialist; Maria Tassou, Associate Chair, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (SJTO)

The Evolution of Administrative Law

Moderator: James Gorham, General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

Speakers: Raj Anand, Barrister and Solicitor, Weir Foulds; Sean Gaudet, General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

Modernization: Nimble and Reusable Technologies

Moderator: Carlo Falletta, Education, Outreach & Partnership Coordinator, Ministry of Labour

Speaker: Christopher Johns, Executive Director, Innovation Office, Ministry of the Attorney General

Restorative and Indigenous Justice Approaches

Moderator: Liz Nastasi, Counsel, (SLASTO)

Speakers: Marisha Roman, Member, Child and Family Services Review Board (SJTO); Karen Restoule, Associate Chair, Ontario Parole Board (SLASTO)

The Desiderata of Good Decision Making

Moderator: Taivi Lobu, Vice Chair, HPARB/HSARB

Speaker: The Honourable Justice Peter Lauwers, Ontario Court of Appeal

Closing Plenary:

Using LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® to support a Culture of Creativity

Speaker- Jennifer Webster, Mediator, Arbitrator, Facilitator

Breakfast, Lunch and a Networking Reception (5:00-6:30pm) included in registration fee

Register online now and join your colleagues at this premier educational and networking event.

Group Block Pre-Registrations available here

November 2nd, 2017 9:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

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Phone: 416-623-7454
Individual Registration ($415 plus HST) $ 468.95

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