Blog 2024

Episode 74: Building a Black (Canadian) Law Journal

In this episode, CIAJ’s host Nathan Afilalo is welcoming the founding editor of the Black (Canadian) Law Journal Mohammed Odusanya and acting editor-in-chief Dana-Kaye Matthews to learn more about this academic, peer-reviewed, bilingual journal founded in 2021. 

Episode 68: People-Centred Approach to Justice

In this episode, host Daniel Escott is joined by Janet McIntyre, former Director of Justice Canada’s Access to Justice Secretariat, for a discussion on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16, the role of the secretariat domestically and internationally, and the gradual shift to a people-centred approach to justice.

Episode 67: Defining Access to Justice

In this episode, host Daniel Escott is joined by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a renowned access to justice researcher and incoming Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, for a discussion on the pre-, during, and post-pandemic views of traditional access to justice. Dean Farrow provides a wealth of information on the problems that arise from a lack of access to justice, and discusses what meaningful access to justice looks like in the modern, post-pandemic period.

Episode 66: Access to Justice Collaboration Across Canada

In this episode, host Daniel J. Escott explores the transformative landscape of access to justice in Canada in the company of his guests, esteemed legal experts Mark Benton, K.C. and Brea Lowenberger. Together, they discuss the impact of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters at both national and local levels and explore how collaborative efforts between stakeholders can help improve access to justice across Canada.

Episode 65: Rooted Constitutionalism

In this episode, CIAJ Lawyer Nathan Afilalo is welcoming Aaron Mills, a member of the Anishinaabe, Couchiching First Nation and Assistant Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Constitutionalism and Philosophy at McGill University Faculty of Law. Together, they discuss, among other things, professor Mills’ theory of rooted constitutionalism.

Episode 63: Trust and Dignity: What Do Citizens Want and Need in a Modern Justice System?

In this excerpt from CIAJ’s 2022 Conference on dignity, CIAJ Lawyer Nathan Afilalo welcomes Rheanne Scott (Director, Justice and Community Safety, PwC Canada) for a special interactive session including testimonials.

Episode 62: Accessibility and Accommodations in Law Schools

In this episode, Lan Keenan, President of the Schulich Disability Alliance and JD candidate at Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, provides an overview of accessibility and accommodation issues and solutions in law schools.

Episode 61: The Concept of Dignity in Canadian Case Law: Ethical and Practical Aspects

In this episode, Professor Cheryl Milne and CIAJ Legal Researcher Nathan Afilalo discuss the practical aspects of the use of the concept of dignity in Canadian case law, and the ethical and practical implications of practising law consistent with the concept of dignity.

Episode 55: The Honourable Robert J. Bauman’s Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law

This is an excerpt from CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to share the address made by the Conference Chair, The Honourable Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert J. Bauman, on November 17, 2021.

Episode 53: The Honourable Murray Sinclair’s Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law

This is an excerpt from CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to share the address made by the Conference Honorary Chair, The Honourable Murray Sinclair, on November 17, 2021.