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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions

44th Annual Conference
October 16-18, 2019, Quebec City

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Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career

November 13-15, 2019, Toronto

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Executive Director – BC Civil Liberties Association

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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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The Jury's Own Voice

The jury is said to be the conscience of a community (R v Sherratt). As the representatives of the public and the arbiters of culpability, jurors democratize criminal trials. Given the importance and authority accorded to that body, any changes to the law that determines how the jury is composed demands attention. In anticipation of…