Tips + Traps for Hearing Tribunal Members
March 19, 2019
Fair and effective professional discipline hearings are essential to the professional discipline process. They are the core of the “peer review” process and a crucial element of professional discipline. Members of the profession and the public serving as tribunal members must face complex legal issues while also maintaining their role as impartial adjudicators. It is important for tribunal members to be aware of their role and responsibilities, since a failure to do so can result in a successful challenge to the tribunal’s decision.
Presented by Ayla Akgungor
and Jason Kully
of the Field Law Professional Regulatory Group, this webinar will focus on several situations that can arise during the course of a professional discipline hearing. The presenters will identify some of the traps that may arise and will provide pragmatic advice on how to avoid common hearing pitfalls. Issues that will be addressed include:
- Balancing the duty of fairness with the need for efficient process
- Demeanor during the hearing
- Communicating with the parties
- Decision making process
- Keeping track of the evidence
- Role of independent counsel
Who should attend? This webinar is designed for all regulators and their tribunal, board, and committee members involved in discipline hearings, reviews and appeals.
Original broadcast: March 19, 2019
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