Blog 2022

Writing Reasons in Sexual Assault Cases (2023 Edition)

This brand-new program designed for judges welcomes stellar speakers, among which The Honourable Justice Sheilah Martin (Supreme Court of Canada) and Professor Janine Benedet (Peter A. Allard Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia)
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Seminar on Personal Prejudices and Cognitive Biases [New!]

This brand-new program open to all judges aims to raise awareness of biases, and avoid their influence in reaching a decision.
• Participation in 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.

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.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2025 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.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2024 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.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2026 Spring 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.