The 2016 Northwest (Region XII) Canon Law Conference will be hosted by the Diocese of Baker (in Bend, Oregon) from April 12-14, 2016. The conference venue is the Doubletree by the Hilton, 300 NW Franklyn, Downtown Bend, Oregon 97701. Registration cost is $200.00. An optional excursion to the Deschutes Brewery is available for an additional $35.00, and the hotel rate is $149.00 per night, excluding applicable taxes.
The program details are as follows:
- Chad Glendinning, J.C.D, PhD, Faculty of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada (Overview of Mitis Iudex, including the role of the Diocesan Bishop, the Modified Ordinary Process, and the new processus brevior)
- Very Rev. Peter Akpoghiran, J.C.D., Judicial Vicar of New Orleans, Louisiana (Determining Moral Certainty in Mitis Iudex)
- Panel Discussion on 1) The Essential Elements and Key Moments in the Administration of First and Second Instance Tribunals (Panelists Lynda Robitaille, J.C.D., Dean of Theology, St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, Canada; Sister Carolyn Roeber, OP, JD, J.C.L., PhD, Collegial Judge/Auditor/Director, Tribunal of Seattle; and Rev. John Boyle, J.C.L., Director of Portland); and 2) Mitis Iudex and other general concerns.
For immediate questions or concerns, please contact Rosalie Wyllie by email or by phone, (541) 388-4004.