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2017 annual conference

The Charter Challenge Conundrum: The Clash of Rights and Values and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic
October 2- 4, 2017, Montreal

New Federally Appointed Judges

"Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (Fall Program) – Joint program with the NJI
October 21-27, 2017, Vancouver

Dialogues on judging

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

Judgment writing

"Style & Context: Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing"– Joint program with the NJI
April 23-26, 2018, Toronto

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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

Who we are

Since its inception in 1974, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) links individuals and institutions involved in the administration of justice and promotes excellence through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. CIAJ offers multi-disciplinary training 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 members come from all regions of Canada, and include members of the legal profession, the judiciary, professors and law students, 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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Summary of the Senate Committee Final Report: “Delaying Justice is Denying Justice”

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in the wake of the Jordan Supreme Court decision, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs issued its much-anticipated final report on court delays. The Senate Committee made 50 recommendations, after hearing 138 witnesses (including lawyers, legal and mental health experts, former and current judges, victims and police), on…