Blog 2022

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!

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.

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!

2022 Annual Conference: The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law

CIAJ’s 46th Annual Conference will discuss dignity as a fundamental human right, including its role in statutory interpretation. A particular focus of the conference will be on child protection, incarceration, elder law, and end of life issues.
• 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.

2019 Annual Conference Free Student Panel | Deepfakes, Image-Based Abuse and Online Harm

Every year, CIAJ includes a free panel specially designed for law students in its flagship Annual Conference. Reserve your place by registering online!

2023 Annual Conference: The Law of Borders

Topics overview: Immigration, refugees, extradition, citizenship, transnational litigation, globalization and governance, international tribunals and arbitration, inter-provincial issues, 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.

2021 Annual Conference: Indigenous Peoples and the Law
***In Person in Vancouver and Online*** (sold-out for in-person participation)

CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference will focus on the important issue of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada.
• 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.

2019 Annual Conference on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions”

CIAJ’s 2019 Annual Conference on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions” is taking a hard, critical look at the challenges that courts and the legal profession must face in order to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice.
• 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.

2018 Annual Conference: Justice and Mental Health

The courts have often become the emergency rooms for unaddressed mental health issues. The 2018 conference will assess the tools available to the justice system to manage such issues when they arise with respect to witnesses, persons accused, and litigants.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act and is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

2017 Annual Conference — The Charter Challenge Conundrum: The Clash of Rights and Values and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic

What is the effect of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the resolution of issues of culture and religion? Are the courts getting the mix right? Is the law falling behind or is it leading? An important dimension of this conference is the examination of the manner in which public institutions have and should evolve to advance values of inclusiveness and equality, including an assessment of their shortcomings.
This program is eligible for 14.25 CPD hours
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 29