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Originally held on November 13, 2014, this archived webinar is now available for purchase On Demand as a video stream with downloadable link to material.

This webinar is part of the A Joint Presentation of SOAR and OsgoodePD: Ethics in Administrative Justice: Special Webinar Series.

Using fact scenarios, topics covered include:

  • Is there an optimal structure for Administrative Adjudication?
    • does law trump subject-expertise, or is the opposite true?
    • is it better to be practical, or to adhere to the letter of the law?
    • what are the potential impacts on ethics, on expertise and training?
    • should ‘expedition’ dictate the composition of adjudicative panels?
  • Ethical and cultural challenges for full-time vs. part-time adjudicators
    • what role does training play? technology?
    • how to instill a common set of values within the tribunal
  • Advantages and disadvantages to clustering – is expertise diluted? or, is there clearer perspective?
  • Preventing any apprehension of bias
  • Dissenting opinions – how do you handle these?
  • Ethics of “hot tubbing” – what happens to the “battle of the experts”?


Program Directors

  • Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Voy T. Stelmaszynski, Board Solicitor, Ontario Labour Relations Board


  • Bernie Fishbein, Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Janice Vauthier, Chair, Health Professions and Health Services Appeal and Review Boards

Group Discounts

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


The video stream, including link to program materials 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. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$175 plus HST

Series (3 Sessions)
$295 plus HST

Boardroom rate: Please inquire for pricing and tech requirements.

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers 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
  • 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 educations

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