May 27, 2022 (Online)
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
Accreditation: Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory (5 hours).
In this year’s National Roundtable on Administrative Law, we took a look at the mental health of both end users and of the people working within the administrative tribunals.
What is the responsibility and duty of the tribunals to accommodate people with mental health issues? How can we differentiate people with mental health issues from vexatious litigants? What are the ethical responsibilities of the tribunal, of the counsel, and of the opposing counsel respectively?
Finally, after two years of pandemic, how are employees and members of the tribunal doing? How are they dealing with exhausted users who have been impacted by the pandemic, on top of their legal concerns? What solutions are we offering to overwhelmed employees?
Join our distinguished panel of tribunal members, lawyers, judges and academics to discuss these current administrative law issues and collectively work towards solutions.
- Michael Gottheil, Accessibility Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Athanasios Hadjis, Senior Legal Counsel, Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
- The Honourable James W. O’Reilly, Federal Court, CIAJ’s Past President
- Dr. Donald Netolitzky, Complex Litigant Management Counsel, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
- Jamie Springchief, Human Rights Officer, Alberta Human Rights Commission
- Lauren J. Wihak, Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP, Saskatchewan
- Lora Patton, Vice-Chair, Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario
- Me Marie-Josée Persico, Director of Legal Office, Tribunal administratif du logement du Québec
- Rachel Thibeault, O.C., Ph.D, FCAOT, Rachel Thibault, Consultant in psychological resilience and peer support
Related PowerPoint presentations and papers are available in the library under "documentation."