Effective Decision-Writing Workshop – April 4, 2023

Effective Decision-Writing Workshop - April 4, 2023

On-line Workshop

Effective Decision-Writing 

April 4, 2023

10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET

Register by March 17th and save!

Welcome to Effective Decision-Writing.  In this session participants will explore the key principles and best practices that support effective decision-writing and how to apply them to analyze and weigh information in a clear, concise, and well-reasoned decision. 

Through presentation, discussion and hands-on exercises, participants will be introduced to the building blocks that support reader-focused, issue-driven, context/point-first writing, using plain language. They will gain an enhanced understanding of how to use these approaches to meet the needs of their key audiences and the legal requirement to provide sufficient and transparent reasons – while developing and delivering reasons in a timely and efficient manner.     

Presented by Pamela Chapman

Pamela Chapman is an educator and former adjudicator, mediator and lawyer.  For the past 12 years she has focused on skills-based adjudication training for statutory decision-makers and judges, drawing on her administrative law background and more than 20 years of experience as a legal decision-maker.

Ms. Chapman partners regularly with agencies such as the National Judicial Institute, where she is a faculty lead on courses on judgment-writing, oral judgments and building cultural competence. She is the Program Director of the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Administrative Adjudication run by the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and Osgoode Professional Development, and develops and delivers custom training for federal, provincial and municipal tribunals, regulators, professional disciplinary bodies, and other agencies across Canada.

She was a member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario from 2009 to 2012, a Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board from 1993 to 2002, and a labour arbitrator and mediator for 20 years. She taught at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common-Law Section for 15 years, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Department of Law at Carleton University.


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