2012 Conference

2012 BCCAT Educational Conference and Annual General Meeting

Getting to Resolution: New Horizons in Administrative Justice

was held on October 1, 2012.

For a copy of the final agenda of the conference, please click here.

To read the biographies of some of the presenters, speakers, moderators, and panelists, please click here.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Making the Shift from Adjudication to Mediation in the Administrative Law Setting
Making the Shift from Adjudication to Mediation in Administrative Law

Nina Meierding, MS, JD
Trainer, Negotiation & Mediation Training Services and
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University


FIRST PLENARY SESSION

Mediation/ADR in the Administrative Law Setting: Practical Issues

Moderator:   Walter Pylypchuk, Lawyer

Panel:
Bernard Lemay, Vice President
Aux Operations de la Commission des Lesions Professionnelles
Conciliation Services at the Commission des lésions professionnelles

Charles McCullough, Senior Assistant Chief Industrial Appeals Judge
Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Successful Mediation in a Statutorily Fixed Benefit Environment: Washington State Workers’ Compensation

Jerry McHale, Q.C., Lam Chair in Law and Public Policy
University of Victoria


SECOND PLENARY SESSION

Online Dispute Resolution
ODR Dispute Who Do You Support?

Moderator: Steve Guthrie, Registrar
Property Assessment Appeal Board
Panel:
Colin Rule, Founder and CEO Modaria

Darin Thompson, Legal Counsel
Justice Services, BC Ministry of Justice


BCCAT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

CONCURRENT SKILLS-BASED WORKSHOPS

A:  Strategic Questioning

Asking the Right Question, in the Right Way, at the Right Time, to the Right Person
Asking the Right Question, in the Right Way, at the Right Time, to the Right Person (2)

Nina Meierding
MS, JD, Trainer
Negotiation & Mediation Training Services and Adjunct Professor,
Pepperdine University

B:  Hearing Skills

Appropriate Questioning from the Bench and Dealing with Difficult Counsel
Dealing with Difficult Counsel
Dealing with Difficult Counsel Presentation

Iain Macdonald
Staff Representative, Advocacy
BC Government & Service
Employees Union

Deirdre Rice
Vice Chair, Workers’ Compensation
Appeal Tribunal

C:  Decision Writing

Writing Reasons: Constructing the Pathway

Nitya Iyer
Lawyer
Lovett & Westmacott

Walter Pylypchuk
Lawyer


BCCAT WEBSITE UPDATE

Steve Guthrie, Registrar, Property Assessment Appeal Board


THIRD PLENARY SESSION

The Impact of Culture on Communication and Negotiation
The Impact of Culture on Communication and Negotiation Presentation

Nina Meierding, MS, JD
Trainer, Negotiation & Mediation Training Services and
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW UPDATE
Administrative Law Update Presentation

Karrie Wolfe
Litigator, Constitutional & Administrative Law Group
BC Ministry of Justice


CLOSING REMARKS

Valli Chettiar, Conference Chair