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New for 2020!  Now offered as a joint program between SOAR and OsgoodePD – learn the fundamental skills involved in writing clear, concise and well-reasoned decisions.

Delivered by and for members of the administrative justice community, this powerful one-day workshop is a mix of interactive, skills and knowledge-based training.

Alongside one of Canada’s recognized leaders in Decision Writing, Pamela Chapman, a group of expert facilitators from the administrative justice community will lead small group discussions and provide individualized feedback.  You will engage in practical writing exercises, and learn:

  • The key components of clear, concise, well-reasoned decisions
  • Core writing principles, including context and point-first writing
  • Strategies for drafting effective introductions
  • Powerful tips on decision structure and issue-driven organization
  • Recent developments in the duty to give reasons

PLUS! You will obtain valuable resources including checklists, tip sheets, legal sources on sufficiency and sample decisions.

Faculty

Program Director

  • Pam Chapman,  Legal Educator and Consultant

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

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. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, 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.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.

FAQs

Have questions? Read our FAQs.

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:
Gail Geronimo at GGeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 25, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
In Person Only 

Location

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

  • New and experienced decision-writers, reviewers, and counsel with administrative and regulatory agencies, boards and tribunals.
  • This is an introductory course but will be useful for anyone who has not done a full-day structured program on decision writing, or who wants a refresher.

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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

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