Office of the Legal Advisor to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces
August 2010

APPENDIX B – METHODOLOGY

The criteria for the audit were based on:

  • the TBS Management Accountability Framework
  • the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Guidance on Control
  • other TBS guidance on auditing management frameworks

Information for this audit was obtained employing the following methods:

  • a review of relevant documentation concerning the operations of the DND/CF LA;
  • interviews and focus groups with management, staff and legal counsel (JAG and DOJ) of the DND/CF LA, and with management within the Department of Justice’s PSDI Portfolio;
  • requests for information from others within the Department of Justice (Human Resources and Professional Development Directorate);
  • telephone interviews with client and Department of Justice representatives.
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