Foundations in Judicial Competencies: Certificate Program (8 Part Zoom Webinar Series) 

Apr. 7 - Jun. 2, 2021
Online

OBA PROGRAM

Do you aspire to be a judge?  There is no better time to start enhancing the skills that directly align with that career goal. Not yet ready to reveal your ambition to your friends and colleagues? The on-line learning format to which we have all had to turn in recent months is the perfect way to further your goal from the comfort and privacy of your home or office.

Dedicate a few lunch-time hours to strengthen your resumé with the OBA’s online Certificate Program - Foundations in Judicial Competencies.  This new certificate program is designed to help you understand what to expect from the selection process and build a solid foundation of the skills and core competencies fundamental to any adjudicative role.

The first session provides an overview of the application and appointment process for federal and provincial judicial vacancies. Hear directly from Fareed Amin, Chair of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, Yasir Naqvi, the former Attorney General of Ontario,  the Honourable Justice Manjusha Pawagi, Ontario Court of Justice, Brenda Hollingsworth, a former member of the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee, Frank Walwyn, an immediate former member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee for appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice, and a former member of the Judicial Appointments Committee for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Greater Toronto Area, offering their practical insight into these processes.   Explore many important attributes that may help your application stand out. 

The remaining sessions explore the essential pillars of judicial excellence, namely:

  • Judicial Independence, Integrity and Diligence
  • Equality and Impartiality
  • Overturned: Insights from Appeals Court Judges
  • Exploring Unconscious Bias, Raising Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity
  • Managing the Courtroom:  Setting the Stage, Interactions with Counsel and Witnesses
  • Basics of Judicial Reasoning
  • Basics of Judicial Decision Writing


Deepen your knowledge in several core areas.  Gain unparalleled insight from distinguished members of the judiciary on how they overcome challenging aspects of these core competencies and continue to remain focused on the important tenants of their role.

Upon completion of all eight sessions, you will be presented with a Certificate in Foundations in Judicial Competencies. We want to help you position yourself to be a more prepared candidate who stands out. 



Session 1 - The Judicial Application and Appointment Process (April 7, 2021)
Session 2 - Judicial Independence, Integrity and Diligence (April 14, 2021)
Session 3 - Equality and Impartiality (April 21, 2021)
Session 4 - Overturned: Insights from Appeals Court Judges (April 28, 2021)
Session 5 - Managing the Courtroom:  Setting the Stage, Interactions with Counsel and Witnesses (May 12, 2021)
Session 6 - Basics of Judicial Reasoning (May 19, 2021)
Session 7 - Basics of Judicial Decision Writing (May 26, 2021)
Session 8 - Exploring Unconscious Bias, Raising Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity (June 2, 2021)

PROGRAM DETAILS

Dates
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Times:
Session 1: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 2: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Session 3: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Session 4: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Session 5: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Session 6: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Session 7: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Session 8: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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PROGRAM Price

CBA Member: $450* | Non-Member: $900*

*plus applicable taxes

 

Not a member, click here to join or call us at 1-800-668-8900 Ext. 604 and we will be happy to assist.

 

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    EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE

    We want to help you position yourself to be a more prepared candidate who stands out.

    Upon completion of all eight sessions, you will be presented with a Certificate in Foundations in Judicial Competencies.

    How to qualify for a certificate



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    Not a member, click here to join or call us at 1-800-668-8900 Ext. 604 and we will be happy to assist.

 

CONTACT INFO

Ontario Bar Association
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