This unique six-volume guide on administrative agencies and how they operate provides in-depth analysis of substantive legal issues and practical guidance on how to do the myriad tasks involved in modern administrative decision-making and agency operation. Among the topics covered (many of which cannot be found elsewhere) are • history of principles of administrative law • interrelationship of governments and tribunals • jurisdiction - over own procedure, Charter claims • pre-hearing conference • conduct of hearings - right to counsel, notice, disclosure, adjournments, subpoenas, role of staff, evidence, expert witnesses, right to interpretation, views, official and judicial notice, right to cross-examination, and much more • case preparation • operation of precedent and guideline in decision-making • contempt powers • alternative dispute resolution • specialized areas of practice such as the office of the Ombudsman, labour arbitrations and self-governing bodies.
The work is supplemented by useful precedents and checklists, and applicable legislation, including Judicial Review Procedure Act (B.C. and Ont.), Administrative Procedures Act (Alta.), Federal Court Act, Statutory Powers Procedure Act (Ont.), Courts of Justice Act and the British Columbia Administrative Tribunals Act.
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