As an adjudicator, you must not only deliver legally sufficient decisions but also be clear, coherent and credible. This is an art and a skill requiring continuing refinement.
This intensive, two-day program builds on principles and skills learned in previous decision writing training programs delivered by SOAR and/or OsgoodePD. This hands-on program takes a deep dive into key areas of written judgments and will strengthen your decision-writing skills through individualized feedback on your own writing style and voice. It also provides an opportunity to engage with other experienced adjudicators and explore evolving ideas about what makes writing “great”. You will:
In small groups, you will refine and hone your overall decision writing skills and point-first writing principles. Practical exercises – custom developed for this program – focus on improving clarity at the paragraph, sentence and word level. You will learn to develop a clear and credible voice and boost your confidence when delivering oral and written judgements.
Register now! This program sells out in each offering, and is strictly capped to ensure an interactive learning experience at the advanced level.
NOTE: This program requires PRE-PROGRAM PREPARATION
Fees include attendance and program materials.
We will make every effort to present the certificate 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.
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 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Gail Geronimo at GGeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca
December 2-3, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person Only
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$1,295 plus HST