Judiciary

Administrative law

This seminar is designed to address administrative law topics of specific interest to judges. The program includes lectures and discussions. This one-day program is for both Common Law and Civil Law judges who have or would like to develop a particular interest in administrative law.

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This program, offered jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute, is designed to familiarize trial judges with principles and practices relating to applications for judicial review. The program will develop a framework for dealing with such applications that will allow individual judges to deal with judicial reviews both systematically and effectively.

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

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

For more information: vicki.gondek@ciaj-icaj.ca


Dialogues on judging

Dialogues on Judging is a unique program designed specifically for long-serving judges, presented jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) and the National Judicial Institute (NJI).

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. The program will in addition provide judges with an open environment to reflect upon and explore the experiences accumulated from years on the bench, and transform this amassed knowledge into new and innovative ways of approaching their lives, their work as a judge and their roles as leaders within their court.

Dialogues on Judging
Joint program with the NJI

For more information: vicki.gondek@ciaj-icaj.ca


Judgment writing

Designed to assist judges in improving their judgment writing skills, this program includes lectures, discussions, and workshops on the nature of good prose, gender-neutral language and the special requirements and problems of judicial writing. Since writing is a skill that can be improved only through practice, much of the instruction is centered on written exercises and judgments.

Judgment Writing Seminar 2017

For more information: vicki.gondek@ciaj-icaj.ca


Seminar for new federally appointed judges

Newly appointed federal judges are brought up to date on current legal issues, in courtroom situations through interactive approaches, in the following areas:

  • Civil Proceedings
  • Family Law Proceedings
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Equality Rights
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Evidence
  • Remedies

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. Where Common Law and Civil Law jurisdictions overlap, the groups have been combined and translation services will be provided.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges – Spring Program 2017
Joint program with the NJI

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges – Fall Program 2017
Joint program with the NJI

For more information: vicki.gondek@ciaj-icaj.ca