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24 February 2021

Lecture – Professor Shannon Salter, Chairperson of the Civil Resolution Tribunal 4th March 2021 at 4.30pm

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below information from Dr. Connie Healy, NUIG re upcoming lecture.

Kind regards,

John Martin

The School of Law at NUI Galway, together with The Ireland Canada University Foundation are delighted to host a webinar entitled:

“Online and Human-Centred Court Reform: What Ireland can learn from the Canadian Civil Resolution Tribunal” – by Professor Shannon Salter, UBC, Chairperson of the Civil Resolution Tribunal on Thursday 4th March at 4.30pm (GMT)/ 8.30am (PST)

The courts in Ireland are undergoing a period of reform. Central to that reform will be updating their systems to provide easily accessible online platforms to assist and enable litigants to achieve better access to justice. The Civil Resolution Tribunal is the first online dispute resolution tribunal in Canada and one of the first in the world. Professor Shannon Salter, Chairperson of the Tribunal will share her experience of setting up the tribunal, designing processes in a way that is accessible from the end-user’s perspective and the challenges of maintaining the balance between ‘access’ and ‘justice’ in an online environment.

The event will take place on Thursday 4th March at 4.30pm (GMT) / 8.30am (PST). This event is free to attend, but registration is required. CPD points are available. You may register on the following link:

Speaker Biography: Shannon Salter, BA, LLB, LLM:

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims, condominium disputes, and motor vehicle accident disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation. She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her LLM from the University of Toronto. Ms. Salter was a BC Supreme Court judicial law clerk before practicing civil litigation at a large Vancouver firm. She has served as a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, vice president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and on the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Ms. Salter is currently a director of the BC Financial Services Authority, a Law Society of British Columbia disciplinary hearing panel member, board member of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), and a director of Lexum. She is a co-author of the BC Administrative Decision Maker’s Manual, as well as a number of legal journal articles. In 2021 was an ABA LRTC Women of Legal Tech Honouree, and was previously named one of the 25 Top Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, one of Canada’s New Law Pioneers by the Canadian Bar Association and an Access to Justice All-Star by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSLAP). She received the Adam Albright award for outstanding teaching by an adjunct professor in 2016. Ms. Salter is also a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts and a visiting professor at the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre in Victoria University in Melbourne. Ms. Salter is a frequent speaker at international conferences on online dispute resolution, administrative law, legal education, and the future of law and technology.

Kind regards,

Connie Healy

Dr. Connie Healy, Lecturer in Law,

Solicitor and Accredited Mediator (CEDR),

School of Law,

College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Room 218, Áras Cairnes,

National University of Ireland,


Galway, H91 CF50 Ireland


Telephone: 091 493341