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CIAJ's latest report on criminal delays

"Practical Responses to Jordan Delays”
Report from CIAJ’s 2nd Provincial Roundtable on Criminal Delays, held in Edmonton

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions

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

National Roundtable on Administrative Law

May 25, 2019, Montreal
Save the date!

Decision Writing Seminar

May 29-30, 2019, Montreal
Joint seminar with CCAT

Dialogues on Judging

Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career
November 13-15, 2019, Toronto
Joint program with the NJI

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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 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.

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Better Representation on Criminal Juries

Canada’s jury selection process does not have a storied history. Both the federal and provincial processes have been found wanting, particularly as they concern the representation of Indigenous People and racialized minorities on juries for criminal trials. Public scrutiny has most recently turned its eyes upon peremptory challenges. Provided for in s.634 of the Criminal…