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.

Administrative Law Update

Adele Adamic, Presenter

Second Plenary: Tribunal Clustering

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

Cross Cultural Communication

Carolyn McCool

Managing Difficult Parties

Marcie Moriarty
Gino Nasato
Pam Bygrave

Decision Writing

Sharon Kearney

Embracing Technology

Richard Rogers and Mac Campbell
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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