The Sport Law & Strategy Group has been handling internal appeals for sport organizations for over twenty years. Our task is to ensure procedural fairness during the process. This task typically involves the SLSG acting as a Case Manager to perform the following functions, per the organization’s … [Read more...] about Accountability in Appeals Management: Who Watches the Watcher?
Athlete appeals: Should you help? How to determine when to go to bat for your athlete and when to step aside Appeals by athletes are most often on selection decisions made by the organization. The athlete launches an appeal because he or she feels that selection criteria were improperly applied, … [Read more...] about Athlete Appeals: Should You Help?
Last month, a third decision was reached in a SDRCC (Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada) case on the issue of lack of jurisdiction due to a claimant moving their case forward too slowly. We think "three" (see postscript) makes a trend and it is important to share this trend with the sport … [Read more...] about SDRCC Arbitrator Rejects Another Case for Being Out of Time
This post features an interview I did with Scott MacDonald and Rachel Corbett. Scott is the High Performance Director for Athletics Canada (AC), a post he moved into this year following about eight years as Director of National Teams. Rachel is the Designated Official under AC's rules for appeals, … [Read more...] about Athletics Canada – One Organization’s Experience with Dispute Management
By Rachel Corbett and Kevin Lawrie. The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are fewer than 90 days away and many NSOs are preparing to select, or are in the middle of selecting, the teams and athletes that will represent Canada in London. Athletes who are not selected for a major event like … [Read more...] about Olympic Team Selection – What Your NSO Needs to Know to Be Dispute-Ready!
This is not a sport case but is helpful nonetheless in providing guidance to tribunals writing decisions. This occurs often in the sport context – panels and committees are often called upon to make decision on selection, eligibility, carding or discipline issues, or to make hear appeals of these … [Read more...] about Case Comment – Clifford v. Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (2009)