Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

June 2019

Judgment Writing Seminar

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.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

October 2019

2019 Annual Conference on "The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions"

Location: Le Bonne Entente Hotel, 3400 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, QC, G1X 1S6
CIAJ’s 2019 Annual Conference on "The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions" is taking a hard, critical look at the challenges that courts and the legal profession must face in order to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice.
• 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 (Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Victoria, 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.

November 2019

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

Location: Toronto, ON
This biennal 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 2020

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Vancouver, BC
Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing is an intensive 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

Location: Ottawa, ON
This biennal 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.

June 2020

Judgment Writing Seminar

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.

October 2020

2020 Annual Conference on "Indigenous Peoples and the Law"

Location: Vancouver, BC
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.

January 2021

Seminar in Administrative Law: Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review
– 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.

June 2021

Judgment Writing Seminar

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.
• 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
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
This biennal 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
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing is an intensive 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

Location: Ottawa, ON
This biennal 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