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March and April programs are cancelled
To date, almost all programs from May 2020 are proceeding as scheduled, including Judicial Internships Across Canada.
(Updated on March 31, 2020)

What to Do When Crisis Strikes Webinar Series

Stuck at Home: Tips and Tricks for Surviving (And Thriving) During a Crisis
April 8, 2020
1:30 pm ET

Indigenous Peoples and the Law

45th Annual Conference
October 21-23, 2020, Vancouver

Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review

January 26-29, 2021, Montreal

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Since its inception in 1974, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) brings together individuals and institutions involved in the administration of justice and promotes excellence through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. CIAJ offers multidisciplinary programs designed for all stakeholders in the justice system, prepares reports and issues recommendations that could lay the groundwork for change.

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CIAJ's Judicial Internships Across Canada: A McGill Student's Experience Alongside a Chief Justice

This past August brought me back to New Brunswick for a week at the Court of Appeal. After living in Montreal, Fredericton appeared even more bucolic than I remembered, especially in the late-summer tranquility before university students enliven the streets. The timing of my visit was for less congenial reasons: Chief Justice Marc Richard decided…