June 3, 2015
8:30am – 4:00pm
Advocates’ Society Education Centre
250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700
$525 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 from the administrative justice community will lead group discussions and writing exercises, and guest panelists will discuss the duty to give reasons. Past faculty and coaches have included Justice Susan Lang, David Wright, Chair, Law Society Tribunal; Sherry Liang, Assistant Commissioner, Tribunal Services, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario; Taivi Lobu- Vice Chair, Health Services Appeal and Review Board, 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 other adjudicators in small groups organized by experience.
An end-of-day panel discussion on recent developments in the duty to give reasons.
Written resources, checklists, tip sheets and sample decisions