The Canadian Institute�s Running a Fair Hearing

Venue: Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 25, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 29, 2009
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Why Hundreds of Canadian Adjudicators Have Taken This Course

Probably the most challenging aspect of being an adjudicator is actually running an oral hearing. You have to make sure everyone has an opportunity to present evidence, but ensure that the hearing ends within a reasonable period of time. You have to keep control of a room where witnesses, observers and even counsel may be unruly, unfocused and/or emotional, and do so with courtesy, patience and appropriate demeanour. You need to understand the scope of your legal duty of fairness and stay within it, or your decision may not stand up on appeal or judicial review. And you need to make use of the special expertise that got you appointed to the job in the first place, without being or appearing biased.

It’s a tremendously difficult job, but there is much to be learned from experienced chairs, adjudicators and arbitrators. The Canadian Institute’s two-day course on Running a Fair Hearing offers you an outstanding opportunity to get inside tips from knowledgeable chairs and vice-chairs.

This year’s instructors bring experience with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Process, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, police discipline hearings and others.

Now for the first time, this course will also be available by webcast.


Attend the conference from the convenience of your home or office and save money on travel. Watching an interactive live webcast allows you to participate in the sessions as they occur, download handouts, and ask questions.

The recorded archives of the presentations will also be available for you to view after the conference is over, so you can re-watch sessions, or view any sessions you may have missed.