The Litigator's Guide to Tribunal Advocacy

10/5/2016 - 10/6/2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas Street W., 26th Floor, Toronto, ON

Top practitioners and tribunal members will share their expertise describing and illustrating the key elements of successful advocacy before administrative tribunals.

Jordan Glick, Partner with the Professional Self-Regulatory Bodies practice group at WeirFoulds, will give a presentation at The Civil Litigator's Guide to Tribunal Advocacy program, titled "What's Distinctive About Tribunal Advocacy?"

Given the diversity of tribunals and of the policies giving rise to them, to what extent can we speak of "tribunal advocacy" as a unified body of techniques that advocates can master and use?
  • Common themes and practices across the tribunal spectrum
    • The impact of key provisions of the Statutory Powers Procedure Act
  • What differentiates tribunal advocacy from courtroom advocacy and what shifts must counsel undergo to be as effective at one as at the other?
    • Which courtroom habits actually hamper tribunal advocates?
  • Do different categories of tribunals — licensing, prosecution-based and benefit-based — raise different advocacy issues?
    • Making the determination of which skills to use before a given tribunal

For more information, and to register for the conference, please visit the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development website.