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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions

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

Decision Writing Seminar

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

National Roundtable on Administrative Law

May 25, 2019, Montreal
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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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Facilitation Conference in Criminal Matters: Advantages and Challenges

Given that criminal proceedings are a matter of public law, facilitation conferences present interesting challenges. These measures generally follow a guilty plea by the accused and will thus focus on sentencing. Since everyone who is accused has the right to a presumption of innocence, it is essential that anyone who participates in these conferences does so voluntarily.