Heuristica Participates in OBA’s Judicial Competencies Program

Heuristica Participates in OBA’s Judicial Competencies Program

Lynne Vicars chaired and moderated the “Basics of Judicial Decision Writing” session.


Lynne, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, was the Program Chair and moderated the session on the Basics of Judicial Decision Writing, which was one of eight sessions that make up the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Foundations in Judicial Competencies Certificate Program.


This new OBA certificate program was designed to help attendees understand what to expect from the judicial selection process and build a solid foundation of the skills and core competencies fundamental to any adjudicative role.


The certificate program was made up of the following eight online sessions:


Session 1 – The Judicial Application and Appointment Process

Session 2 – Judicial Independence, Integrity and Diligence

Session 3 – Equality and Impartiality

Session 4 – Overturned: Insights from Appeals Court Judges

Session 5 – Exploring Unconscious Bias, Raising Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity

Session 6 – Managing the Courtroom:  Setting the Stage, Interactions with Counsel and Witnesses

Session 7 – Basics of Judicial Reasoning

Session 8 – Basics of Judicial Decision Writing


Upon completion of all eight sessions, attendees are presented with a Certificate in Foundations in Judicial Competencies.… Read More