Program Chair(s)

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant


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Taught by both strategic learning experts and subject matter experts, you will learn about thought processes and strategies for analyzing challenging problems, and how to apply them to difficult legal concepts.

In one intensive day, you’ll learn from subject matter experts the powers of the subconscious and appreciate the influence on our decision making and thought processes.

By understanding your thought processes and elements involved in decision-making, you will be able to better apply judgment in complex and difficult decision-making adjudicative situations. You will get to practice decision making skills in a safe, zero-consequence environment with opportunity for constructive feedback.

What You’ll Learn

Using intuitive versus deliberative decision-making (interactive session involving cognitive testing)

Applying the modern approach to statutory interpretation: How to apply and reconcile the rules

Understanding the limits on the exercise of discretion

Considering onus and burden of proof

Designing decision-making templates for administrative tribunal

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

Aaron Barth, Ph.D.

President, Dialectic Strategies; Instructor, University of Western Ontario


Nov 29, 2023

$695 + HST


Nov 29, 2023
9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

Printable registration form

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

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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.
Substantive4h 30m
Total6h 30m CPD

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Single Course Enrollment

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

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Program content questions

Gail Geronimo, Program Lawyer

Online Technical Requirements

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