Canadian Advisory Committee
Master Robert Beaudoin
Civil Court Administration and Procedural Reform Specialist
Master Beaudoin has extensive experience in civil justice, court administration and procedural reform from both an internal and external perspective of justice system reform and review. He has over 18 years of working knowledge and practical experience in court administration gained throughout his career from his position as a local registrar of courts, Regional Director Courts Administration to his current position as a Case Management Master in the Superior Court of Justice. He was intimately involved throughout the entire process of the civil justice review in the Province of Ontario, which led to extensive system-wide reforms, including the establishment of case management systems and mandatory mediation. He was one of the key persons responsible for conducting the review, developing and implementing the changes and continues to take a leading role in this area. Master Beaudoin has provided training and technical assistance related to court administration and procedural reform (on issues such as case management, alternative dispute resolution and mediation) on international development projects sponsored by the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and CIDA in Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and for 6 countries served by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. In his work for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Master Beaudoin assisted the Chief Justice with the development and implementation of case management procedures, related advocacy with the government, and provided training for newly appointment case management masters based on the Ontario model. Master Beaudoin's expertise in civil justice, court administrative and procedural reform, has been widely sought after in Canada and internationally.
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