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Episode 61: The Concept of Dignity in Canadian Case Law: Ethical and Practical Aspects

Dignity – Oct 19, 2020
In this episode, Professor Cheryl Milne and CIAJ Legal Researcher Nathan Afilalo discuss the practical aspects of the use of the concept of dignity in Canadian case law, and the ethical and practical implications of practising law consistent with the concept of dignity.

Épisode 60 (in French) : Dignité et aide médicale à mourir

Oct 19, 2020
Dans cet épisode, l'avocat et éthicien Me Pierre Deschamps, C.M, Ad. E, livre un point de vue expert sur la dignité et l'aide médicale à mourir.

Episode 59: Expunging Cannabis Convictions

Oct 19, 2020
In this episode, Adjunct Research Professor Dr. Samantha McAleese from Carleton University and Lawyer Russell Bennett, founder of Cannabis Law, Barristers & Solicitors, tackle the topic of expunging cannabis convictions.

Épisode 58 (in French) : L'autonomie gouvernementale des peuples autochtones

Oct 19, 2020
Cet épisode est un extrait de la 45e Conférence annuelle de l’ICAJ intitulée « Les peuples autochtones et le droit ». Dans cet extrait, vous entendrez la présentation de Nadir André, un avocat spécialisé en droit autochtone et associé chez BLG.

Episode 57: Debra Sparrow’s Land Acknowledgement Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Indigenous Peoples – Oct 19, 2020
This is an excerpt from CIAJ's 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to widely share the Land Acknowledgement address made by Debra Sparrow, on November 17, 2021.

Épisode 56 (in French) : Les Principes de Gladue et la santé mentale

Oct 19, 2020
Cet épisode est un extrait de la 45e Conférence annuelle de l’ICAJ sur les peuples autochtones et le droit, qui a eu lieu en novembre 2021. Il s’agit d’une partie du panel numéro 6, qui porte sur la question du traitement des délinquants autochtones au Canada. Dans cet extrait, vous entendrez la présentation de la juge Michelle O’Bonsawin.

Episode 55: The Honourable Robert J. Bauman’s Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Indigenous Peoples – Oct 19, 2020
This is an excerpt from CIAJ's 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to share the address made by the Conference Chair, The Honourable Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert J. Bauman, on November 17, 2021.

Episode 54: Self-Induced Intoxication: An Update on Bill C-28

Oct 19, 2020
In this episode, CIAJ’s Executive Director Christine O’Doherty is welcoming Professor Kent Roach to provide an update on Bill C-28 on extreme intoxication.

Episode 53: The Honourable Murray Sinclair’s Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Indigenous Peoples – Oct 19, 2020
This is an excerpt from CIAJ's 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to share the address made by the Conference Honorary Chair, The Honourable Murray Sinclair, on November 17, 2021.

Episode 52: The SCC and the Matter of R. v. Brown and Self-Induced Intoxication

Oct 19, 2020
In this timely episode, Sarah A. Inness and Professor Kent Roach will discuss the history of the defence of self-induced intoxication, how it was interpreted and applied in previous cases, its inclusion as Section 33.1 of the Criminal Code, and the potential fallout of the Brown decision for Parliament.

Épisode 51 (in French): Comment mieux gérer l’anxiété et construire sa résilience

Oct 19, 2020

Episode 50: Family Law Reform Part III: It's All About the Children

Brain Skills, Family Law – Oct 19, 2020
In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 49: Family Law Reform Part II: Brain Science, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resilience

Brain Skills, Family Law – Oct 19, 2020
In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 48: Family Law Reform Part I: The Right to a Good Life

Brain Skills, Family Law – Oct 19, 2020
In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 47: Judicial Internships: Lessons from the Heart of the Justice System

Student Section – Oct 19, 2020
Internships are an essential step in a student's career development. They allow students to get a taste of what it's like to work in the heart of the justice system and to gain experience that will give them a boost in their future career. In this episode, Nathan Afilalo welcomes three students who have participated in this program to discuss how this experience helped them in terms of preparation for their future careers.

Episode 46: The February Crisis and the Emergencies Act

Oct 19, 2020
Putting the February 2022 Crisis in context requires taking a step back and getting a better grasp of Canada’s Emergencies Act and its implications. In this timely podcast, CIAJ's Executive Director and Lawyer Christine O'Doherty is asking UofT Faculty of Law Professor Kent Roach some crucial questions: How did we get to this point? How does federalism affect policing? What’s the Emergencies Act trying to do? What next if it doesn't work?

Épisode 45 (in French): Le stage en milieu judiciaire : une expérience au cœur du système de justice

Oct 19, 2020
Quand on est encore aux études, avoir la chance de se frotter à la réalité du travail au cœur même du système de justice, cela peut donner tout un coup de pouce. Viviane Lavergne, diplômée de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal, et Deana Tardif, étudiante à la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval, en savent quelque chose.

Episode 44: Implementing the TRC Calls to Action in the Courtroom

Indigenous Peoples – Oct 19, 2020
Megan Vis-Dunbar, a Liaison Lawyer and the Manager of Local Libraries at Courthouse Libraries BC, is interviewing Jennifer Cox, Commission Counsel for the Mass Casualty Commission. Together, they discuss concrete ways in which courts and tribunals can build authentic relationships with Indigenous communities in order to develop a better understanding of their realities, generate mutual trust and deliver better justice.

Episode 43: How Do Our Brains Decide What to Pay Attention To? Part III − With Host Caroline Mandell

Brain Skills, Writing Skills – Oct 19, 2020
In this third and last episode of a new three-part series on how the brain works, host Caroline Mandell is welcoming Dr. Sophie Leroy, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Washington BothellSchool of Business. Together they explore topics such as attention, distraction and procrastination and discuss their implications for judges as high-volume decision-makers and writers.

Episode 42: How Do Our Brains Get Things Done? Part II − With Host Caroline Mandell

Brain Skills, Writing Skills – Oct 19, 2020
In this second episode, host Caroline Mandell is interviewing David Badre, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University. Together, they explain what cognitive control (also known as executive function) is and discuss its implications for judges and all legal professionals.