Administrative Justice and Mental Health: Promises, Perils and Possibilities (1:35:39)
10:50 – 12:15 pm: Panel Six | Administrative Justice and Mental Health: Promises, Perils and Possibilities
This panel will discuss the advantages and challenges of administrative tribunals adjudicating cases which involve people with mental health disabilities. Tribunals do not have a formal regime for addressing capacity issues – is law reform required? When do adjudicators have a duty to accommodate, particularly where self-represented litigants are concerned? How do we recruit and train adjudicators to be aware of unconscious bias, while ensuring understanding of the lived experiences of people with mental health disabilities?
- Mr. David A. Wright, Chair, Law Society Tribunal, Ontario
- Ms. Julie Baril, Director of Legal Office, Tribunal administratif du Québec
- Mr. Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission
- Ms. Tess Sheldon, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Toronto
- Ms. Jean Buie, Lawyer, Social Benefits Tribunal, Ontario