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

2017 annual conference

Cultural and Religious Diversity in the Administration of Justice
October 2- 4, 2017

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“CIAJ remains a unique forum where members of the judiciary, the bar and the academic milieu can join forces to analyze current issues and attempt to find solutions that contribute to the well-being of society as a whole.”
– Quebec Chief Justice Nicole Duval-Hesler

Administrative law

National Roundtable on Administrative Law: "These are the Principles, If You Don’t Like Them, We’ve Got Others."
May 27, 2017, Vancouver

Judgment writing

Seminar designed to assist judges in improving their judgment-writing skills.
June 26-29, 2017, Montreal

Dialogues on Judging

Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career
November 15-17, 2017, Toronto
– Joint program with the NJI

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.

Please note that the Institute does not provide legal services or advice.

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CIAJ members come from all regions of Canada, and include members of the legal profession, the judiciary, professors, legislative 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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