It has been another lively year for administrative bodies, with Canadians glued to their sets watching the Charbonneau Inquiry, Rob Ford’s showdown with his Integrity Commissioner, and the Mississauga Inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations against yet another mayor. For practitioners, of particular interest were important Supreme Court pronouncements on issue estoppel and standard of proof as well as a number of significant appellate decisions.

The Canadian Institute’s 13th Annual Forum on Advanced Administrative Law and Practice once again offers you one-stop shopping for your updates on the key areas affecting your practice. This year, we will also be devoting time to ethical issues for government counsel, who so often find themselves facing complex dilemmas.

As always, we will highlight the top cases of the year and look at developments in standard of review. We will also examine evolution of the Charter in administrative law, and hear from people who are experimenting with different models of administrative justice in order to cope with changing public needs and scarce resources.

This year’s keynote speaker will be The Hon. Michel Shore, Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. Plus, the always-provocative Ron Ellis will be on hand to talk about his controversial new book, Unjust by Design.

If you need a refresher or introduction to the topic, take advantage of the pre-conference workshop on The Fundamentals of Administrative Law.

Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity for professional development. Reserve your space today by calling The Canadian Institute toll-free at 1-877-927-7936, faxing your registration to 1-877-927-1563, or registering online.

We look forward to seeing you there!