Events

Upcoming events

September 2016

Legislative Drafting Conference – The New Legislative Counsel: At the Intersection of Law, Policy and Politics

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
The theme of the conference is the "new legislative counsel". It will begin by considering new political realities that have altered not only the policy content of legislation, but also the way it is developed and prepared, and indeed its political significance as a tool of government. Consideration will also be given to...

October 2016

2016 Annual Conference – Civil Justice and Economics: A Matter of Value

Location: Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON
Most Canadian judges, practitioners and those involved in the administration of justice rarely have the opportunity to consider their work through the lens of law and economics. The premise of this conference is that economic concepts could help us understand the effects of what we do and could help us better assess the effectiveness, both economically and socially, of choices and decisions the actors in the administration of justice make.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2016 Fall Program):
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Halifax, NS
This program, offered jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute, 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…

January 2017

Seminar in Administrative Law: Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Quebec, QC
This program, offered jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute, is designed so that new judges may participate in sessions that are most relevant to them topically.

Style & Context: Mastering the Skills of Judgment Writing”
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
This program is designed for judges who wish to enhance their understanding of the principles of effective judgment writing and their ability to put them into practice. Presented jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute, the program is designed for judges with at least five years of experience...

October 2017

2017 Annual Conference: Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity in the Administration of Justice

Location: Montreal, QC
More details to come.

June 2017

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. Since the art of writing is a skill that, like all skills, can be improved only through practice, much of the instruction will center on written exercises and judgments...