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ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Therapeutic Jurisprudence

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Online Event
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  • No Fee required.
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An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ

Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Problem Solving Approach to Decision Making

Lunch and Learn

October 6, 2020

For the past decades, Canadian Courts have been introducing Therapeutic Justice or what is also known as a Problem Solving Approach to certain cases before the Courts, in order to address their root problem.  For example, mental health and drug addictions in criminal matters and domestic abuse in family matters.

This presentation will look at what is a Problem Solving Approach to Decision Making and how it can be adapted to Administrative Tribunal decision making. Consider practical suggestions and guidelines for incorporating Problem Solving initiatives as part of a Decision Making process and review the characteristics and interpersonal skills of a Problem Solving Decision Maker.



Julie is a fluently bilingual lawyer with over 36 years of experience in the private and public sector.

Julie practiced law in NB for over 17 years.  During that time, she acquired extensive experience as an arbitrator/adjudicator appointed pursuant to various collective agreements.  She also conducted and heard numerous applications and complaints as a part-time Alternate Chair of the NB Employment Standard Board and later as Vice Chair of the NB Labour and Employment Board.  

In 2000, Julie was appointed full-time Vice-Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).  In this position (2000 – 2008), Julie’s responsibilities included conducting and directing adjudicative, meditative and consultative processes that resolved important industrial and labour relations disputes in the federal sector. 

From 2008 to 2013, Julie held the position of General Counsel/Judicial Conduct with the Canadian Judicial Council.  She ensured the efficient management and investigation of complaints relating to judicial conduct and ethics in regard to federally appointed judges.  

From 2014 to 2019, Julie provided arbitration/mediation services in the Ottawa area. During this time, she was on the list of approved Arbitrators for the Ontario Minister of Labour.

Julie has been a faculty member with the Foundation of Administrative Justice (FOAJ) since 2013.

How to Access the Event

Zoom Webinar Access Information will be emailed out to the email address you registered with the day before the event. If you have not received this information, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please email and we will send you the login details.

Luncheon Agenda:

11:30 - 11:40 am - Join the webinar

11:40 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation

1:15 pm - End


Register by noon October 5 online. The Zoom webinar link will be emailed the day before the event.


There is no cost for this event.  

Attendance at this luncheon counts for 2 CEE points towards ADRIC's designation renewal requirements, and is often accepted as one hour of training by other professional associations with continuous professional development programs.

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