Q: Do participants have to gown?
A: No. Students and judges are not required to be gowned.
Q: How should I address a member of the panel?
A: When addressing a member of the panel, please use “Justice”, “Mr. Justice” or “Madam Justice”.
Q: If a moot will be conducted in English and French, will translation be provided?
A: All bilingual moots will have interpreters who will do simultaneous translation.
Q: Can participants have a copy of the marks received for their factum and oral presentations?
A: Yes. Following the Moot, copies of the marking sheets are distributed to the team’s coach upon request.
Q: Will Participants be expected to make submissions in written arguments or during oral arguments pertaining to the standard of review? Should Participants be prepared to respond to questions from the bench pertaining to the standard of review?
A: The Moot is intended to promote advocacy pertaining to substantive tax law issues, not to questions relating to administrative law or the standard of review. Participants are therefore not expected to make written or oral submissions or respond to questions regarding the standard of review. We have done our best to inform the judges that the standard of review is not at issue and have advised them to refrain from asking any questions pertaining to the standard of review. Mooters, however, should be prepared to respond to any questions they receive from judges that do not pertain to the issues on appeal, including questions that pertain to the standard of review.