SCHEDULE

CONFERENCE DAY 1: THURSDAY OCTOBER 4, 2018

7:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m.Ceremonial Welcome
8:30 a.m.Hosts’ Welcome
8:40 a.m.Opening Remarks: The Right Honourable Chief Justice Richard Wagner
9:00 a.m.Plenary 1 (1.25 CPD)
Action in Access: Cross-Country Round Up

Moderator:
The Honourable Thomas Cromwell

Panelists:
Mark Benton QC
The Honourable Elizabeth Corte
Sarah McCoubrey
10:15 a.m.Morning Break
10:30 a.m. ‘Cross-Country Initiatives’ Workshops (1.5 CPD)

A – Less is More: Access by Unbundling

Moderator:
Zahra Jenab

Panelists:
Kari Boyle
Helena Birt
Doug Munro

B – Unlocking the Professional Development of Pro Bono

Moderator:
Claire Hunter

Panelists:
Ken Mills
Jeremy Opolsky
Tim Outerbridge
David Wotherspoon

C – Pro Bono in Law Schools: The Next Generation

Moderator:
Nikki Gershbain

Panelists:
Michelle Christopher QC
Tamara Levy
Vandana Sood

D – Tech Tools for #A2J

Moderator:
Michael McCubbin
12:00 p.m. Lunch Panel (1.0 CPD)
Evolving Adjudication for A2J

Panelists:
John-Paul Boyd
Shannon Salter
1:30 p.m. ‘Acting on Truth and Reconciliation’ Workshops (1.5 CPD)

A – Connecting with Clients: Cultural Competency for A2J

Moderator:
The Honourable Len Marchand

Panelists:
Dr. Lorna Fadden
Patricia Barkaskas
Zahra Jimale

B – Decolonizing and Expanding Pro Bono Service for Indigenous Peoples

Moderator:
Ardith Walkem QC

Panelists:
Shain Jackson
Nancy Leggett-Bachand

C – Innovations in Service Delivery to Rural and Remote Communities

Moderator:
Michelle Quigg

Panelists:
Erin Brandt
Lynn Burns
Vicky Law
Kathy Parsons

D – Helping Abuse Survivors and the #MeToo Movement

Moderator:
Angus Gunn QC

Panelists:
Angela Chaisson
Megan Ellis QC
David Klein
3:00 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m. Plenary 2 (1.25 CPD)
Regulating in the Public Interest to Increase Access to Justice

Moderator:
The Honourable Lance Finch QC

Panelists:
Janis Criger
Nancy Merrill QC
Andrew Pilliar
4:30 p.m.Conference Adjourns


CONFERENCE DAY 2: FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018

8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Plenary 3 (1.25 CPD)
Reflecting on the Politics of Access to Justice

Moderator:
Kerry Simmons QC

Panelists:
Michael Bryant
Senator Kim Pate
Geoff Plant QC
Alison Redford QC
10:15 a.m.Morning Break
10:30 a.m. ‘Pro Bono in Times of Austerity and Disparity’ Workshops (1.5 CPD)

A – Frontline Family Law: Targeting the Greatest Need

Moderator:
The Honourable Ross Collver QC

Panelists:
John-Paul Boyd
Kim Hawkins
Jane Reid

B – Collaborating for A2J: Working with Social Service Providers

Moderator:
Amber Prince

Panelists:
Nicky Dunlop
Nancy Leggett-Bachand

C – Setting the Stage for Pro Bono Counsel
D – Measuring Success: Evaluation and Outcomes for Pro Bono Initiatives

Moderator:
Wayne Robertson QC

Panelists:
Karen Fellowes
Jerry McHale QC
12:00 p.m. Lunch Panel (1.0 CPD)
Setting the Stage for Pro Bono Counsel
1:30 p.m. ‘Getting Real with Access to Justice’ Concurrent Workshops (1.5 CPD)

A – First on the Scene: Advocacy in Administrative Tribunals

Moderator:
Erin Pritchard

Panelists:
Dale Beck
Marie-Noel Campbell
Stephen Portman
Cheryl VIckers

B – Finding Funds for Pro Bono Programs

Moderator: Jasmine Allen

C – New Models of Service to Self Represented Litigants

Moderator:
Dom Bautista

Panelists:
Barbra Bailey
Emanuelle Bernheim
Nikki Gershbain

Truth and Reconciliation Blanket Exercise
3:00 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m.Plenary 4 (1.0 CPD)
National Action on A2J

Moderator:
Claire Hunter

Panelists:
The Honourable Marie Deschamps
Jeffrey Leon
Guy Pratte
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks: The Honourable David Eby, QC
4:30 p.m. Conference Concludes
Workshop Streams:

A – Accessible Practice CLE
B – Building Capacity for Service
C – Clients and Communities
D – Delving into Details