Training of adjudicative tribunal members can be general or specific, comprising the basics of adjudicative processes common to all adjudicative tribunals, or specifically tailored to the legislative scheme governing a particular adjudicative body.
Since 1990, I have accumulated experience and expertise in multiple roles: as chairperson of numerous decision-making bodies, as legal counsel to such bodies, and as a tribunal trainer in various capacities. I can tailor training programs to meet various needs, whether those of a specific board, or for larger groups.
Investing in giving tribunal decision-makers appropriate training is critical to ensuring the quality and fairness of tribunal decisions. This, in turn, helps to ensure public respect for the tribunal’s decisions. Well-trained adjudicators are less likely to have their decisions challenged in court, which can become a very expensive process, and best avoided.