Blog 2021

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT (2022 Edition)

This two-day seminar provides essential tools for decision writers, new or experienced, to improve their decision writing skills. It includes lectures, discussions, and workshops.
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

Justice Forward − A Series on Modernization | Webinar #3: Transforming the Justice System: Exploring a Trauma-Informed Approach

This webinar series held in collaboration with PwC has been designed to initiate discussion and pave the way to a major national roundtable on the future of justice to be held in the Spring of 2022
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

2021 Annual Conference Free Student Panel | Online, 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!

Justice Forward − A Series on Modernization | Webinar #2: Redesigning Justice Administration − Pillars and Obstacles of Innovation

This webinar series held in collaboration with PwC has been designed to initiate discussion and pave the way to a major national roundtable on the future of justice to be held in the Spring of 2022
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Legislative Drafting Webinar | Legislative Drafting in Time of Pandemic

This program contains 1.5 CPD hour in all Canadian provinces.

Justice Forward − A Series on Modernization | Webinar #1: Hybrid Courts − The New Operational Normal

This webinar series held in collaboration with PwC has been designed to initiate discussion and pave the way to a major national roundtable on the future of justice to be held in the Spring of 2022
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Webinar: Judgment Writing and Bias
– With the Support of the NBLF

How to write concise, clear, complete and convincing decisions; the issue-driven approach; point-first writing; bias in judgment writing: how to become aware and overcome them, etc.

• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Webinar: Restorative Justice Measures in Canada
– With the Support of the NBLF

Sentencing in other provinces; mental health components; probation services; alternatives to long-term imprisonment; etc.
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Webinar: Why Are Gladue Reports so Important?
– With the Support of the NBLF

Why do we use Gladue reports? How are they being used in other provinces? Who writes them? Have they changed anything since their implementation?
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2021 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.