Blog 2022

National Administrative Law Week

Join your colleagues from across Canada in person or online for this first edition of the National Administrative Law Week, organized jointly by CIAJ and the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (CCAT).

2022 Annual Conference Free Student Panel (registration required)

Every year, CIAJ includes a free panel specially designed for law students in its flagship Annual Conference. This year, free participation is online only. Registration is mandatory!

National Roundtable on Administrative Law (2023 Edition)

Join our distinguished panel of judges, lawyers, academics and tribunal members to discuss current administrative law topics.
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law (2024 Edition)

This biennial program is designed to provide judges with essential updates on the state of the law, and give them the opportunity to reflect on and critique recent developments
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Judgment Writing Seminar (2025 Edition)

This annual seminar is designed to assist judges in improving their judgment-writing skills. The program includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, point-first writing and the special requirements and special challenges of judicial writing.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law (2026 Edition)

This biennial program is designed to provide judges with essential updates on the state of the law, and give them the opportunity to reflect on and critique recent developments
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Judgment Writing Seminar (2024 Edition)

This annual seminar is designed to assist judges in improving their judgment-writing skills. The program includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, point-first writing and the special requirements and special challenges of judicial writing.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Judgment Writing Seminar (2026 Edition)

This annual seminar is designed to assist judges in improving their judgment-writing skills. The program includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, point-first writing and the special requirements and special challenges of judicial writing.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

2024 Annual Conference: The Families and the Law

Topics overview: The nature of concerns about the family justice system, recommendations to improve the system, how brain science relates to family well-being, the importance of improving the outcomes for families, why transforming the family justice system is needed and how to achieve this, etc.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2026 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

This program is designed so that new judges may participate in sessions that are most relevant to them topically. Throughout the week, the seminar subjects are divided between those that apply to Common Law jurisdictions, those that apply to Civil Law jurisdictions, or both.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.