Customized Training

CIAJ brings training right to your door! 

Do you have a training program in mind for your team? Any special needs? CIAJ has access to all resources, both human and material, to create the perfect training according to best practices and in respect of your specific requirements. Your training can be delivered in person, online, or both at the same time. The possibilities are endless!

CIAJ is one of those exceptional national organizations that provides training programs to all players in the judicial system, which gives it a unique perspective on current issues and each one’s needs. In 2020-2021, CIAJ provided 40 accredited training programs for 7786 participants and mobilized 283 speakers, leaders in their professions.

Here are a few comments from participants:

“It was simply the best course I have ever taken”
“Very pragmatic. Concrete. Outstanding line-up of instructors”
“Remarkable and essential, a must for all judges”
“This course has transformed the way I approach judgment writing”
“One of the best and potentially most useful courses I have ever attended”

The impact of CIAJ’s training program

The positive impact of CIAJ’s decision writing program has been noted in a study published in March 2021 on the Government of Canada’s website: https://www1.canada.ca/en/sst/plainlanguagereport.html

The way we work

Our team analyzes your needs and tools in order to develop customized, bilingual, tailored training based on your experience.

To develop and deliver the programs, we draw on our vast network of experts made up of experienced judges, well-known academics, lawyers and consultants from all across the country.

Who we work for

Here are some of the boards, courts and tribunals which have benefitted from CIAJ’s expertise in decision writing and more:

  • Akwesasne Court
  • Bermuda Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian International Trade Tribunal – Specific Claims Tribunal, Ottawa, ON
  • Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, London, ON
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Cour du Québec, Montreal, QC
  • Conférence des arbitres du Québec, Longueuil, QC
  • Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada – Refugee Appeal Division, Mont-Tremblant, QC
  • New Brunswick Provincial Court
  • Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, Halifax, NS
  • Ontario Energy Board, Toronto, ON Social Security Tribunal of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • The Parole Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Tribunal administratif du Québec, QC
  • Tribunal administratif du travail, Montreal, QC
  • Social Security Tribunal of Canada, Ottawa, ON

The type of programs we provide

Our programs consist of a combination of theoretical presentations, discussions and workshops that promote learning. This approach enables us to provide customized training at the leading edge of legal education and current trends.

Indigenous communities

  • Extensive training for new judges of Indigenous courts
  • Training in administrative law
  • Tools for understanding Indigenous values
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Legislative Drafting

Administrative tribunals

  • Drafting decisions 
  • Conducting proceedings and evidence
  • Managing an administrative tribunal
  • Bias and prejudices
  • Team work and communication

Various Courts

  • Judgment Writing
  • Writing reasons (specialized seminars)
  • Managing parties who represent themselves
  • Plain language communication
  • Bias and prejudices

To find out more or request customized training

Please contact the Executive Director, Ms. Christine O’Doherty
Tel.: 514-731-2855
Email: christine.odoherty@ciaj-icaj.ca