Feature Program: Administrative Law Update (Limited Enrollment)

If you practice in administrative law, this program is for you. LESA is pleased to offer a full-day program this April featuring keynote speaker, Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada. With topics such as Vavilov, Standing, the “Record”, and more – this is a program you surely will not want to miss! Scroll below for faculty information, details, and for the program agenda.

Plus, did you know that Justice Côté will be presenting to in-person attendees only? This program will be recorded and made available as an on-demand program. However, Justice Côté’s keynote address will be presented to in-person attendees only, and will not be included in the recording. 


David Jones QC, de Villars Jones LLP
Perry Mack QC, Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP 

Keynote Speaker
Justice Suzanne Côté
Supreme Court of Canada

Justice Frans F. Slatter, Court of Appeal of Alberta
Jeneane Grundberg QC, Brownlee LLP
Brynne Harding, Bennett Jones LLP
Katie Slipp, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Keynote Address “The Relationship Between the Judiciary and the Administrative State” | Justice Suzanne Côté, Supreme Court of Canada

In her keynote address, Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will engage in a thematic discussion of the role of the courts in administrative law matters and the boundaries of judicial review. She will address parliamentary privilege, voluntary associations, arbitration appeals, and Henry VIII clauses.

Summary of Vavilov | David Jones QC, de Villars Jones LLP

Discuss the major changes made by Vavilov to standards of review for both appeals and applications for judicial review. Identify areas which Vavilov does not deal with.

Internal Administrative Appeals | Justice Frans F. Slatter, Court of Appeal of Alberta

Examine the standard of review that should be applied by an administrative appeal tribunal when it is hearing an appeal from a tribunal of first instance. To what extent should the appeal tribunal extend deference? Does Vavilov apply?

Doré After Vavilov | Brynne Harding, Bennett Jones LLP

The judicial review of administrative decisions engaging Charter protections, post-Vavilov.

Standing | Katie Slipp, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Discuss the evolution of and recent developments related to standing before administrative tribunals and courts, including public interest standing.

The “Record” | Jeneane Grundberg QC, Brownlee LLP

Review the record in both judicial reviews and statutory appeals. Identify which documents should be referenced, when affidavits are admissible, who has the onus respecting admissibility, when should the record be filed, and practical pointers for preparing the record.


Date: April 5, 2022 (Calgary) or April 6, 2022 (Edmonton)
Time:  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Price:  $395 + GST

If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this program, please contact [email protected] for pricing.

Click here to register for Calgary.

Click here to register for Edmonton.

Space is limited in both cities. Register early to ensure your spot.

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