Interpreting Legislation


Course Description

Interpreting Legislation is a 14-hour intermediate-level course. It is intended for those who received the overview of the modern method of interpreting legislation from Principles of Administrative Justice. Administrative tribunals result from the legislation. As a result, all administrative justice professionals – decision-makers, administrators, advocates, and investigators – must interpret legislation. These include acts, regulations, and bylaws, as well as policies and contracts. This course develops experience in the modern method. It also uses an organized statutory interpretation process. Participants practice the method and process in exercises requiring them to work on their own and in groups. The course takes them through typical interpretation problems. It presents most challenges in interpreting legislation. It gives learners a sound foundation in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to tackle interpretation questions.

2021 Livestream Course Dates

May 31, June 1, 3, & 4
September 27, 28, October 4 & 5
November 29, 30, December 6 & 7 


Course Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • the four key principles of fairness

  • tools to help you apply these principles of fairness consistently

  • ways to look at scenarios and identify how fairness applies

  • the basics of the modern method of interpreting legislation

  • the basics of evidence and tools for admitting evidence

  • a dependable process for matching findings of fact with legislation to make logical decisions

  • tips and tools to examine written decisions

  • the roles and responsibilities of decision-makers, to give you confidence

  • strategies to keep improving your skills after you complete this course

Course Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • describe what administrative law is

  • understand ethical concerns and use common tools to resolve them

  • tell the difference between the content and process of administrative decisions

  • apply the four key principles of fairness to different scenarios

  • apply the basic steps to prepare for and take part in a fair hearing

  • apply basic principles of evidence

  • follow a logical, step-by-step process to make fair and reasoned decisions

  • describe the modern method of interpreting legislation and contracts

  • describe and use basic techniques for solid decision writing

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In-Person or Livestream:  $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members

e-Learning: $1,320.00

Foundation of Administrative Justice
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