Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

Online

September 2020

Online Program | Legislative Drafting Conference (2020 Edition) | Making Laws in a Post-Modern World: Are You Ready?

Location: 4-Part Series Online program ***The registration form for will be available until September 9, 2020 at noon (ET)
How can we prepare for drafting laws in a post-modern world? Information technology is profoundly affecting our world and the way we draft for it. The conference will look at its impact beginning with a keynote address by law and AI scholar Professor Gillian Hadfield.
Participation at this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

October 2020

Online Program | Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2020 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Online Program
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.

In Person

November 2020

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law (2020 Edition): A Brave New World of Judicial Review?

Location: Gatineau, QC
This seminar will explore some of the considerations that come out of the existing jurisprudence and the impact that Vavilov and Bell will have on future decisions, and more.

January 2021

Seminar in Administrative Law: Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review (2021 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Montreal, QC
This biennial program includes plenary sessions as well as small group workshops. It also includes demonstrations based on a fact situation through which judges will become comfortable in dealing with applications for judicial review and assist them in developing best practices for handling these matters.
Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

April 2021

National Conference on "Indigenous Peoples and the Law"
***New dates: April 28-30, 2021***

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
CIAJ’s 45th National 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.

June 2021

Judgment Writing Seminar (2021 Edition)

Location: Montreal, QC
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.

October 2021

National Conference on "The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law: From the Cradle to the Grave"

Location: Halifax, NS
Topics overview: Dignity as a fundamental human right, dignity as a right in the Quebec Charter, the role of human dignity in statutory interpretation; law and dignity; legal protection and dignity; dignity as it relates to decision making and decision writing, 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.

April 2022

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing (2022 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Vancouver, BC
Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing is an intensive biennial program that will help judges take their judicial writing skills to an advanced level. The seminar features extensive small-group work and individualized feedback on writing problems from experienced judicial faculty and experts on judicial writing.
Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

May 2022

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law (2022 Edition)

Location: Ottawa, ON
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.

October 2022

2022 Annual Conference on "The Law of Borders"

Location: Ottawa, ON
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.

Past programs