National Roundtable on Administrative Law: Promoting Mental Health in the Justice System for Both Professionals and Users

Date: May 27, 2022
Price per person: CIAJ Member ($225) / Non Member ($275) // Young Lawyers-5 years or less ($200) // Full TIme Students ($50)
Location: Online

***This event is over. You can watch the videos here and access the documents here.


Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

Schedule: 11:00 am–5 pm (Eastern Time)


In this year’s National Roundtable on Administrative Law, we will take 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


For further information, please contact the Project Manager of Multidisciplinary Programs, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days or more before the event: Administration fees of $40
  • 7 days or more before the event: 50% of registration fees
  • Less than 7 days before the event: No refund

At any time, a participant may be replaced by another person without charge

COVID-19 Requirements

To protect everyone’s health, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice requires participants, CIAJ staff, faculty members and speakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they benefit from a recognized medical exemption. Masks are required to be worn at all times, except when eating and drinking. This requirement is in addition to any restrictions or vaccination requirements that may be in force in the jurisdiction or at the venue where the event is being held.