Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

Online

September 2020

Online Program | Legislative Drafting Conference (20th Anniversary) | Making Laws in a Post-Modern World: Are You Ready?

Location: 4-Part Series Online program ***The registration form for will be available until noon (ET), the day before each event.
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

Free Webinar Series on "Indigenous Peoples and the Law"

Location: Online
This free webinar series held in partnership with Courthouse Libraries BC has been designed to initiate discussion and pave the way to a major national conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law to be held in Vancouver on November 10-12, 2021.
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

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.

November 2020

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

Location: Online Program
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

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

Location: 7-Part Series Online program
This 7-part online program is scheduled to begin the week of January 27, 2021, and end in mid-February 2021. This biennial program is designed to familiarize trial judges with principles and practices relating to applications for judicial review.
Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

In Person

April 2021

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2021 Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Gatineau, QC
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.

June 2021

National Roundtable on Administrative Law (2021 Edition)

Location: Gatineau, QC
Join our distinguished panel of judges, lawyers, academics and tribunal members to discuss current administrative law topics.
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

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.

November 2021

2021 Annual Conference: Indigenous Peoples and the Law
***New dates: November 10-12, 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.

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: 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.

October 2023

2023 Annual Conference: 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.

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