CIAJ Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Listening. Learning. Leading.

Legislative Drafting Conference

The New Legislative Counsel:
At the Intersection of Law, Policy and Politics
September 12-13, 2016, Ottawa

2016 Annual Conference

Civil Justice and Economics:
A Matter of Value
October 5-7, 2016, Ottawa

Seminar in Administrative Law

Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review
January 17-20, 2017, Quebec

2017 Annual Conference

Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity in the Administration of Justice
October 4-6, 2017, Montreal

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“It is tempting to stay within a particular area of practice. The CIAJ helps break down these silos and demonstrates the need to pay attention to fundamental questions that cut across the legal community and should engage us all.”
– Professor John Mark Keyes, University of Ottawa

Our Mission

The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) promotes excellence and leadership in the administration of justice through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. The CIAJ offers education and research programs and provides a forum for everyone interested in the administration of justice.

CIAJ is a voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of justice for all Canadians. Since its inception in 1974, the CIAJ has kept a critical eye on our justice system and explored cutting-edge issues likely to improve the administration of justice and preserve a strong and independent judiciary.

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CIAJ members come from all regions of Canada, and include members of the legal profession, the judiciary, professors, legal drafters, members of administrative tribunals, journalists, court personnel, representatives of government agencies, staff of social and police agencies, and the public.

We offer services in both official languages.

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Technology and Drafting

Technologies are more and more present in the various spheres of our system of justice. Although some progress was made, computing and networking are not yet fully integrated into the judiciary...