Fundamentals of Judicial Review 2014

Course Date: May 30, 2014

Total: 41min

Welcome and Introduction

Adele J. Adamic — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
Robert A. Kasting — Stewart, Aulinger & Company, Vancouver

The Nature of Judicial Review

  • what is judicial review; what controls judicial review
  • what remedies/relief can you get
  • is this the remedy/relief you want
  • the analytical process
  • determining the basis for your application
  • prematurity

David W. Garner — Labour Relations Board of British Columbia, Vancouver
Timothy J. Martiniuk — Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Richmond

The Mechanics of an Application for Judicial Review

  • who is the proper petitioner and respondent
  • who do you serve
  • time limits
  • what are the key elements of a petition and affidavit
  • what other pleadings are needed—e.g., responses
  • standard of review
  • petition vs. action—choosing the correct proceeding

Andrew D. Gay — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver

Networking Break

The Record

  • what evidence goes before the court
  • who puts the record before the court
  • what is the record
  • addressing gaps in the record
  • document management

Adele J. Adamic — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver

Interlocutory Applications

  • applications for stay
  • applications for security of costs
  • applications for new evidence

William S. Clark — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Presenting Your Argument

  • Supreme Court: Rule 51A
  • points to cover in written argument
  • do’s and don’ts of effective oral submissions

Gregory J. McDade, QC — Ratcliff & Company LLP, North Vancouver

Common Judicial Reviews

  • RTB
  • OSMV
  • where decision makers get into trouble (not following own procedures or rules)
  • precedents

David Moonje — Stewart, Aulinger & Company, Vancouver
Karrie A. Wolfe — Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Networking Break

View from the Bench

  • evaluating the utility of a judicial review application
  • seeking appropriate remedies
  • effective presentation of the argument
  • approaching an appeal from judicial review

The Honourable Mr. Justice Harvey M. Groberman — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver