Training programs

Upcoming programs

October 2017

2017 Annual Conference — The Charter Challenge Conundrum: The Clash of Rights and Values and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Soprano Ballroom, 4th Floor), 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5
What is the effect of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the resolution of issues of culture and religion? Are the courts getting the mix right? Is the law falling behind or is it leading? An important dimension of this conference is the examination of the manner in which public institutions have and should evolve to advance values of inclusiveness and equality, including an assessment of their shortcomings.
This program is eligible for 14.25 CPD hours
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 29

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

Location: Vancouver, BC
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.
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 13

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, it will allow judges to engage with, share, and learn from colleagues who are at a similar stage of their judicial career.
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 68

April 2018

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (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.
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 13

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing is an intensive 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.
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 74

May 2018

Medical Genetics, Law and Ethics

Location: Montreal, QC
More details will follow.

June 2018

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law - Judges only!

Location: Ottawa, ON
More details will follow.

National Roundtable on Administrative Law

Location: Ottawa, ON
More details will follow.

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT

Location: Ottawa, ON
This two-day seminar on decision writing 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.

2018 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.
Canadian Judicial Council Resolution Reference Number: 28

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.

January 2019

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