Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs

Online

January 2021

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 in November 2021.
• Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
• Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

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

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT (2021 Edition)

Location: Ottawa, ON
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

National Roundtable on Administrative Law (2021 Edition)

Location: Ottawa, ON
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.

October 2021

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

Location: Calgary, AB (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.

November 2021

2021 Annual Conference: Indigenous Peoples and the Law
***New dates: November 17-19, 2021***

Location: Vancouver, BC (Hotel to be confirmed)
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.

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

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law (2022 Edition)

Location: Ottawa, ON (TBC)
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.

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.

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.

Past programs