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Registration is full, but a wait list is now available.  Watch for details on a new date for a repeat presentation of this session in the coming days.

November 18, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Now that you've mastered the basics of Zoom and other virtual platforms, it’s time to build the skills you need to conduct hearings online and by phone and to do so fairly and effectively.   Even as some tribunals return to in-person hearings, it is clear that virtual hearings or hybrid processes are here to stay. In an interactive webinar led by experienced adjudicators and practitioners, we will focus both on preparing for the complex virtual hearing as well as how to run the hearing.

Topics to be explored include:

Preparing for the Virtual Hearing
• managing adjournment requests/objections to electronic hearings
• fairness and access - ensuring all parties can meaningfully participate in the virtual hearing
• effective case management - what you can do before the hearing to ensure efficiency, fairness, and access – checklists and lessons learned

Running the Virtual Hearing
• How to open the hearing – tips for starting off right and what to tell the parties
• Tricks and tips for receiving evidence electronically, including witnesses and documents
• Dealing with the unexpected – managing issues that come up during a virtual hearing
• Ensuring public access to the hearing

The training will be offered in a workshop format, with a mix of formal presentations and interactive breakout sessions to discuss scenarios and challenges that occur during a hearing.  The session will also feature a fireside chat with a panel of experienced lawyers and adjudicators who can respond to participants’ questions.

November 18, 2020; 1-4 p.m. (Eastern Time)

How do I register?
Registration is now open for Virtual Hearings 2.0 – Taking your electronic hearing skills to the next level.  Registration will be capped at 70 participants.

Should the November 18 session reach registration capacity, CCAT can arrange additional sessions.   A waitlist will be available once capacity is reached.  If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Cindy Hick.

Registered participants will receive their log-in details on November 17, 2020.  Recordings of the session will be available to registered participants.  

Where will it be offered?
The workshop will be offered via Zoom.  

CCAT Members:  $99.00 plus applicable taxes
Non-members:    $139.00 plus applicable taxes

This workshop will be conducted in English. French workshops will be presented at a later date.

Participants cancelling prior to November 11, 2020 receive a full refund less a $25.00 administration fee.  Written notification by e-mail will be accepted.  Participants cancelling after this date forfeit 100% of the registration fee, although substitutions can be made at any time.

This workshop is geared both to adjudicators and also to counsel who appear before Tribunals.


Tim Moseley
Vice-Chair, Ontario Securities Commission


Vasu Naik
Robins Naik LLP

Joanna Smith
Vice-Chair Registrar
Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal


Plus:  Fireside chat with adjudicators and counsel!

Click HERE for presenter bios. 

Register for Wait List!

2019 ended with a bang when the Supreme Court issued its decisions in Vavilov and Bell/NFL. For a while Vavilov was all we could talk about. Then Covid-19 locked us down and administrative tribunals responded. Time for a virtual check in and catch up!

Join Michelle Flaherty, Margaret Leighton, Joseph Cheng and David Wright for a fast paced review of the evolving Covid-related caselaw, our world post-Vavilov and other decisions of interest to adjudicators and members of the administrative law community.

Click HERE to access the webinar presentations. 

Moderator and Presenter:  David Wright, Chair, Law Society Tribunal (Ontario)


Michelle Flaherty
Arbitrator and Mediator

Margaret Leighton
Law Society Tribunal (Ontario)

Joseph Cheng
National Litigation Sector, Department of Justice Canada


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COVID-19 has been a catalyst for long overdue change in courts and in administrative Tribunals.  Judges and adjudicators around the world have had no choice but to think about ways of delivering justice differently.  Join our panel of Tribunal Chairs for a dynamic discussion about disrupting the old normal and putting users at the heart of our systems of administrative law.

Moderator:  Jennifer Khurana, Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal


Ian Darling
Chair, Condominium Authority Tribunal (ON)
Paul Aterman
Chairperson, Social Security Tribunal of Canada 

Click here for presenter biographies.

Click here to access the recording of this webinar.