Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

In Person

October 2021

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

Location: Ottawa, ON
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 2021

2021 Annual Conference: Indigenous Peoples and the Law
***In Person in Vancouver and Online***

Location: Online and at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
CIAJ’s 45th Annual 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.

January 2022

Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career (2022 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
This biennial program allows judges to engage with colleagues who are at similar stages of their judicial careers through lectures, discussions, and interactive activities.

March 2022

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2022 Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Montreal, QC (TBC)
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.

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

The Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella - A Life of Firsts

Location: Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9
A two-day conference examining the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella's influence on law and society.

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.

National Roundtable on Administrative Law (2022 Edition)

Location: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2
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

June 2022

Judgment Writing Seminar (2022 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.

September 2022

Legislative Drafting Conference (2022 Edition)

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
The biennial Legislative Drafting Conference will tackle the most important challenges in modern legislation.
Participation at this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

October 2022

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2022 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Charlottetown (PEI)
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.

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.

January 2023

Seminar in Administrative Law: Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review (2023 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Montreal, QC
The program will include plenary sessions as well as small group workshops. It will also include 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 2023

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2023 Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Quebec City, 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 2023

Judgment Writing Seminar (2023 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 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.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2023 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Vancouver, BC
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.

Past programs