2013 Conference

2013 BCCAT Educational Conference and Annual General Meeting

Access to Justice: The Role of the Administrative Justice System

held on October 20 and 21, 2013. 

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

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Administrative Law Update

Adele Adamic, Presenter

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Second Plenary: Tribunal Clustering

Jay Chalke, Moderator
Panelists: Cheryl Vickers, Michael Gottheil, Natasha Hohol

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Cross Cultural Communication

Carolyn McCool

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Managing Difficult Parties

Marcie Moriarty
Gino Nasato
Pam Bygrave

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Decision Writing

Sharon Kearney

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Embracing Technology

Richard Rogers and Mac Campbell
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AGENDA:

For the full conference agenda, please click here.


Sunday October 20 (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., lunch break 12:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.):
• BCCAT AGM (11:00 a.m.)
• Luncheon Address: Access to Justice Initiatives
• Access to Justice: The Current Crisis and Strategies for Improvement
• Administrative Law Update


October 20 evening (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.):
• Banquet with Keynote from The Hon. Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis from the Supreme Court of Canada (hosted by BCCAT, the Law Society of BC and the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch) “The Accessible Justice System:  Three Perspectives on Administrative Decision-Making”

Monday October 21 (9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., lunch break 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.):
• Keynote Address – BC Attorney General
• Tribunal Clustering: Opportunities and Challenges
• Dealing with Challenging Litigants: Practical and Ethical Issues
• Networking Luncheon
• Concurrent Workshop Sessions A:
1. Embracing Technology
2. Statutory Interpretation
3. Evidence
• Concurrent workshop Sessions B:
1. Managing Difficult Parties – Practical Tips
2. Decision Writing
3. Cross Cultural Communication