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Training DVD for Hearing Tribunals is Now Available!

Over the past year, the lawyers at Field Law had the opportunity to work on an important and ground breaking project with the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions (AFRHP). The project resulted in the production of a training DVD that will provide members of Hearing Tribunals with an overview of the discipline process under the HPA and an introduction to some key concepts that members need to be aware of.  The DVD, called "Hearing Tribunal Essentials" provides an overview of basic administrative law principles, the professional conduct process, contested and uncontested hearings, key evidentiary rules, assessing credibility of witnesses, imposing sanctions, and preparing reasons. The DVD also includes a number of interesting demonstrations designed to give new members a realistic snapshot of the hearing process.   

We appreciated the opportunity to collaborate on this exciting project with the Steering Committee of the AFRHP's Complaints Process Working Group, which included Kathy Hilsenteger (ACDMTT),  Sharlene Standing (CLPNA) and Dr. Richard Spelliscy (CAP). If you want to obtain a copy of the DVD, you can order it online at

While the DVD provides general training, we anticipate that many Colleges will still want individualized training for their tribunals. Our Professional Regulatory Group will continue to provide individualized and advanced training upon request.  Please contact Katrina Haymond for more information.