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Episode 10: Dignity Part II

Human Rights – Feb 18, 2021

A three-part series on Dignity. In this second episode, we will be looking at the current landscape of dignity in the judiciary, namely in jurisprudence, the impact of systemic discrimination and oppression on dying with dignity, as well as the current legislation and short-comings of end-of-life ethics.

Episode 9: Dignity Part I

Human Rights –

A three-part series on Dignity. In this first episode, we will be exploring whether dignity exists in the Canadian constitution, what the working definition of dignity entails, and how we explore dignity in an academic and legal context.

Episode 6: Procedural Fairness in Canadian Administrative Law

Administrative Law –

A four-part series on administrative law. Episode 6: Procedural Fairness in Canadian Administrative Law, with Professor Paul Daly. What are the historical foundations of procedural fairness? When did the rules of natural justice transform into a context-sensitive duty of fairness? What is the modern approach to review for procedural fairness? Etc.

Episode 5: New judges on the block

Writing Skills –

Host Caroline Mandell speaks with Justices Sheilah Martin, Mahmud Jamal and Alice Woolley about how to develop a judicial voice, the specifics of writing judgments compared to writing as an academic or as a litigator, and the role of editing software and AI tools in judgment writing.

Episode 4: Rethinking Reasons (and Everything Else)

Writing Skills –

Host Caroline Mandell speaks with Civil Resolution Tribunal Vice-Chairs Kate Campbell and Shelley Lopez about rethinking reasons. In this episode, we explore how CRT’s commitment to A2J carry through to its written decisions, measure parties’ satisfaction and more.

Episode 3: Easy Reading Is Damn Hard Writing

Writing Skills –

Host Caroline Mandell speaks with Justices Peter D. Lauwers and Shaun Nakatsuru, and decision-maker and lawyer Jennifer Khurana. In this episode, we explore the issue-driven structure and expose some challenges of writing for self-represented litigants.

Episode 2: Who’s Afraid of Plain Language?

Writing Skills –

Host Caroline Mandell speaks with professional editor Iva Cheung and language expert Cheryl Stephens about the challenges and benefits of plain language in legal writing.

Episode 1: Welcome to Judgment Writing School!

Writing Skills –

Host Caroline Mandell speaks with Justice John I. Laskin, language specialist Edward Berry and educator and consultant Steve Armstrong about the Canadian “judgment writing school.” In this episode, we explore the reasons why judges need to learn how to write judgments, even though they have spent a career reading them.

In All Fairness

About this Podcast Channel –

In All Fairness is a Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice podcast channel welcoming representatives from the legal community and exploring how we can all contribute to improving the administration of Justice in Canada. Legal professionals will benefit from informed discussions on key issues, essential knowledge and insights to strengthen their practice.