Program Chair(s)

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant


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Administrative tribunals have one objective – to ensure a fair and efficient hearing. 

However, for even the most senior adjudicator, evidentiary issues can be daunting to manage and if mishandled, lead to procedural challenges. While the cardinal rule is: if relevant, hear it, there are additional questions that must be considered and weighed.

This advanced level program will provide a hands-on, deep dive into the key principles underlying the rules of evidence and the thought processes that could affect your decision-making on evidentiary issues.

What You’ll Learn

Applying evidentiary principles by tribunals

Understanding common yet complex evidentiary challenges: hearsay, privilege, documents

Managing evidentiary objections effectively

Dealing with special problems created by electronic evidence

Managing expert evidence

Making credibility findings

Evaluating observation, recollection and truth-telling, and the value of oral evidence

Who Should Attend

Graduates of the SOAR/OsgoodePD Certificate in Adjudication

Those with two or more years of full-time experience as an adjudicator, OR an equivalent amount of experience as a part-time adjudicator

Senior tribunal staff, such as counsel, who work closely with adjudicators and would benefit from advanced training in adjudication

Build to Certificate

Completion of this program counts towards the


Program Director

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant

Guest Faculty

Steve Joordens

Director of Pedagogical Development and Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto


Oct 18, 2023

$695 + HST


Oct 18, 2023
9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive5h 30m
Total6h 30m CPD

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Program content questions

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Online Technical Requirements

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