Effective Hearings

Recommended for: Administrators, advocates, or anyone who wants to conduct or participate in fair and effective hearings.

Total time: 14 hours

A fair hearing is a right of all parties and a foundation of administrative justice. Learners will look at the principles of a fair hearing, review the guidelines for admitting evidence, and learn to recognize issues that arise in hearings. Learners will apply this learning in a mock hearing to become more confident conducting hearings in a tribunal context. The goal is to develop an understanding of the hearing process in order to participate and lead more effectively and serve the parties better.

Format: A combination of lecture, demonstrations, and group exercises, along with a mock hearing.

Livestream Course Dates

  • May 15, 16, 18, & 19, 2023 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT)
  • October 23, 24, 26, & 27, 2023 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT)


Course Purposes

This course intends to:

  • apply fair procedure and principles of evidence to all aspects of prosecutorial, adversarial, or inquisitorial hearings.
  • promote best practices for fair and effective hearings.
  • strengthen your skills in leading and participating in fair and effective hearings.
  • show how best to address problems that may arise in hearings.

Course Learning Outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • develop a prosecutorial, adversarial, or inquisitorial hearing that is fair and effective.
  • know and carry out the roles of a sole adjudicator, chair, or decision-making member in an administrative tribunal hearing.
  • confidently prepare for and conduct a hearing.

Recommended previous FOAJ courses: Principles of Administrative Justice & Evidence

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Livestream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members
*Refresher:  $599.00 Member or Non-Member

*For individuals who have previously taken the course, and would like to attend a regular scheduled livestream course at a discount rate.  Please contact us at info@foaj.ca or call 855-466-0501.

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