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The adjudicative sector is undergoing a tremendous amount of change. While adjudication can be trying under the most favorable circumstances, these shifting dynamics have given rise to a plethora of unique ethical issues that adjudicators, tribunal staff and administrative advocates must successfully confront.

A Joint Presentation of SOAR and OsgoodePD.

The 2017 SOAR and OsgoodePD webinar series – Ethics in Adjudication: The Changing Landscape – was specifically designed for those involved administrative justice. Produced in three, 60-min segments, each webinar provides strategies on how to confidently and competently manage complex ethical challenges.

Register for the whole series or choose one webinar. Take advantage of special pricing when you register for all.

Featuring leading adjudicative and administrative law experts, using sample scenarios and focused discussion topics, you’ll get practical advice on these thorny, taxing issues. Participating in one or more of these webinars will enhance your ability to contribute effectively to your organization, firm, agency, board or tribunal and successfully advance your clients’ case.

Plus! You will receive 90-days of unlimited, online access to the program archive and – for lawyers – obtain valuable LSUC professionalism CPD credits.


Series Chairs

  • Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Voy T. Stelmaszynski, Board Solicitor, Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Melisse Willems, Registrar and Executive Director, College of Dietitians

Moderator (all sessions)

  • Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School

Faculty (all sessions)

  • Brian Blumenthal, Counsel, Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario
  • Jennifer Fehr, Lawyer, Downtown Legal Services; Member, Association of Human Rights Lawyers
  • Heather I. Gibbs, Legal Services Manager, Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario
  • Valerie Jepson, Integrity Commissioner, City of Toronto
  • Patrick Kelly, Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB)
  • Noeline Paul, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (former)
  • Jeanie Theoharis, Vice-Chair (Acting), Licensing Appeals Tribunal, Safety, Licensing, Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO)
  • Paula Turtle, Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB)
  • David Wright, Chair, Law Society Tribunal

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Heather Gore Liddell at hgoreliddell@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

October 25, November 15, and December 6, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST



Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$175 plus HST

Complete Series
$395 plus HST

Register Now for the Complete Series

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Legal professionals who appear before boards, agencies or tribunals
  • Government counsel
  • Tribunal counsel
  • Tribunal, board members
  • Adjudicators
  • Regulators
  • Recent and prospective appointees to administrative agencies, boards and tribunals
  • Professional regulators, Colleges, Universities & Associations
  • Members of disciplinary bodies
  • Adjudicators from the provincial, federal or municipal sectors
  • Leaders required to conduct hearings in the broader public sector, including health and education

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What past attendees have said:

“The series was moderated really well and each of the presenters provided a new perspective for me.”

“The presentations were delivered so that participants with any level of expertise could gain knowledge [and] tips.”

“Great moderator. Good discussion. Relevant topics.”

“Very good. [The webinars] covered a range of timely issues.”

A joint program with the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR)