Raj Anand, LSM, WeirFoulds LLP
Emily Lawrence, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
The plenary program will be held on April 29th and the learning-by-doing
will be held on April 30th. There are two registration
options: (1) plenary + workshop or (2) plenary only (see below for more
Plenary Description | Thursday, April 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Are you prepared for your next virtual hearing at an administrative tribunal? Learn the skills you need to succeed before administrative tribunals now, and in a post-COVID world.
The plenary session will feature presentations and demonstrations by leading practitioners and decision-makers on subjects such as: when to push for an in-person hearing; the impact of remote hearings on access to justice; and effective virtual tribunal advocacy.
Find out from the decision-makers what impact COVID-19 has had on their tribunals and drill down on the important differences between in-person and virtual advocacy.
Workshop Description | Friday, April 30, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Hear a Keynote Address from The Honourable Justice Lorne Sossin on the state of administrative advocacy today
- Understand the key differences between in-person and virtual advocacy in the tribunal context
- Learn how to conduct effective witness examinations
- Find out which courtroom habits don’t work before tribunals
- Receive tips and strategies from key decision-makers on effective tribunal advocacy
Participants of the Administrative Tribunal Advocacy plenary session are also eligible to join us for our hands-on skills workshop, which will be held fully remotely. The virtual workshop is your chance to refine your Tribunal advocacy skills in a supportive environment. You will get to practise your examination-in-chief and cross-examination skills in a mock tribunal setting, using a realistic case file. You will get practical, individualized feedback from our trained instructors and learn from your peers as you work through the interactive small group exercises. Join us for the plenary session only or register for both sessions.
Please note that the workshop requires advance preparation based on a specially created mock case file, which will be provided to you in advance of the workshop.
Registration includes electronic materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date the link is sent to you.
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, we will be offering this program fully remotely via webcast only.
Please review the system requirements to view a Zoom event here.