Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

Online

May 2022

National Roundtable on Administrative Law: Promoting Mental Health in the Justice System for Both Professionals and Users

Location: Online
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

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law: Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Working With Vavilov

Location: Online
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.

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT (2022 Edition)

Location: Online
This two-day seminar provides essential tools for decision writers, new or experienced, to improve their decision writing skills. It includes lectures, discussions, and workshops.
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

November 2022

Writing Reasons in Sexual Assault Cases

Location: Online
This is a brand-new program designed for judges and welcoming stellar speakers, among which The Honourable Justice Sheilah Martin (Supreme Court of Canada) and Professor Janine Benedet (Peter A. Allard Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia)

In Person or Hybrid

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)
***In Person in Ottawa and Online***

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
***In Person in Halifax and Online***

Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel: 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5
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.

April 2024

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2024 Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Montreal, 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.

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing (2024 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
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.

October 2024

2024 Annual Conference: The Family Law Reform

Location: Winnipeg, MB
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 (2024 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Halifax, NS
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.

January 2025

Seminar in Administrative Law: Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review (2025 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: In Person
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 2025

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2025 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.

October 2025

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2025 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Calgary, AB
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 2026

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2026 Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Montreal, 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.

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing (2026 Edition)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: West Coast
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.

October 2026

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2026 Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, 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.

Past programs