Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

March 2020

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2020 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.

April 2020

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing (2020 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 2020

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law (2020 Edition)

Location: Hilton Lac Leamy, 3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC J8Y 6X
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 (2020 Edition)

Location: Hilton Lac Leamy, 3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC J8Y 6X4
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 2020

Judgment Writing Seminar (2020 Edition)

Location: Montreal, QC
This 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.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

September 2020

Legislative Drafting Conference (2020 Edition)

Location: Shaw Centre (Room 205/207), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Planning Committee / Chair: Mr. John Mark Keyes / Members: Ms. Catherine Beaudoin, Mr. Jean-Charles Bélanger, Ms. Elena Bosi, Mr. James Charlton, Ms. Wendy Gordon, Professor Mistrale Goudreau, Ms. Sandra Markman, Mr. Siegfried Peters, Mr. Mark Spakowski, Mr. Scott Webber
Participation at this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

October 2020

2020 Annual Conference on "Indigenous Peoples and the Law"

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
Topics overview: Indigenous justice developments over the previous five years; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: establishing and maintaining respectful relationships, repairing trust, forging true social change; self-governance and economic development in the Indigenous communities; better access to justice; traditional indigenous laws and their application, 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 (2020 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.

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.

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

2021 Annual 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.

November 2021

Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career (2021 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.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• 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: 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.

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.

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