Intro to Arbitration & Labour Board Advocacy
October 25, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
This 2-day class is IN-PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre in the Downstairs Hall. Lunch will be provided.
Many shop stewards become skilled advocates in winning the union’s case at arbitration and other third party hearings. This course will assist you to better prepare and present cases by learning some basic legal protocols, techniques and procedures. The curriculum covers pre-hearing matters, opening statements, direct and cross examination, making objections and closing arguments.
Facilitators: Leo McGrady, Koskie Glavin Gordon and Carolyn Askew
Leo McGrady specializes in labour law, human rights, class actions, intellectual property, and libel law, all on behalf of unions and employees. Leo has taught advocacy skills at the Faculty of Law, UBC, and in the Labour Studies Program at Capilano University. He has been counsel on several thousands of trials, hearings and appeals throughout his career.
Carolyn Askew practiced labour, employment and human rights law for 40 years. She worked as Legislative Director for the BC Federation of Labour, as an organizer for the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU-USW Local 1944), and as general counsel for the Health Sciences Association. She represented trade unions and their members before a range of administrative tribunals such as provincial and federal Labour Relation Boards, provincial Workers Compensation Appeal bodies, Employment Standard Boards and Human Rights tribunals.