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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 and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
October 25, November 15 & December 6, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$175 plus HST

Complete Series
$395 plus HST

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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)