Training programs

Upcoming programs

June 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.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

September 2018

2018 Legislative Drafting Conference: Charting Legislative Courses in a Complex World

Location: Shaw Centre (Room 205/207), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Robert Geyer, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University
Participation at this program 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
The courts have often become the emergency rooms for unaddressed mental health issues. The 2018 conference will assess the tools available to the justice system to manage such issues when they arise with respect to witnesses, persons accused, and litigants.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act and is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

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

Location: Toronto, ON
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.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

January 2019

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

Location: Vancouver, BC
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.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

April 2019

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.
• Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

June 2019

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.
• Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

October 2019

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

Location: Victoria, 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.
• Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

November 2019

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

Location: Toronto, ON
Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career 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.
• Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

January 2020

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