Events

Upcoming events

April 2017

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

Location: Gatineau, 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. Throughout the week, the seminar subjects are divided between those that apply to Common Law jurisdictions, those that apply…

May 2017

National Roundtable on Administrative Law: These are the Principles, If You Don’t Like Them, We’ve Got Others

Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC
It seems the only constant in administrative law is that the principles keep changing. Is this a function of the law responding to evolving societal realities? Does it demonstrate that we have a healthy common law system, constantly fine-tuning the administrative apparatus of the state? Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Thomas Cromwell, Chair, Action Committee on Access to Civil and Family Justice

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with the CCAT

Location: Canadian Industrial Relations Board, 300 West Georgia Street, 5th Floor, Vancouver, BC
This two-day seminar on “Decision Writing” offered jointly by CIAJ and the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (CCAT), is designed for members of administrative agencies, boards, tribunals, etc. The seminar provides essential tools for decision writers, new or experienced, to improve their decision writing skills. It includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, gender neutral language and the special requirements and challenges of decision writing.

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...

October 2017

2017 Annual Conference: Cultural and Religious Diversity in the Administration of Justice

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5
It is commonplace to speak of Canada as a multi-cultural or multi-ethnic society and these characteristics must figure in any consideration of diversity in the administration of justice. Diversity is an encompassing term that allows for multiple forms of social groupings but also multiple themes that cross between and among social groupings. Diversity is thus an appropriate term with which to examine the manner in which public institutions serve the interests of inclusiveness and equality in the administration of justice.

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

Location: Vancouver, BC
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 to Civil Law jurisdictions, or both.

November 2017

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

Location: Toronto, ON
Dialogues on Judging is a unique program designed specifically for long-serving judges. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive activities, this program will allow judges to engage with, share, and learn from colleagues who are at a similar stage of their judicial career.

April 2018

Style & Context: Mastering the Skill 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...

September 2018

2018 Legislative Drafting Conference

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
This program contains 6 Professionalism Hours (LSUC) and is eligible for up to 6 Substantive Hours. Participation at this conference is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

October 2018

2018 Annual Conference: Justice and Mental Health

Location: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
More details will follow.