Training programs

Upcoming programs

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

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

June 2018

Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law - Judges only!

Location: Ottawa, ON
Chair: The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly, Federal Court / Planning Committee: The Honourable Justice Harvey Groberman, Court of Appeal of British Columbia; The Honourable Justice Georgina Jackson, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. Topics: 2017-2019: Update on significant Supreme Court and appellate case law in administrative law: what is significant in new decisions for trial and appellate judges...
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

National Roundtable on Administrative Law: Pushing the Bounds of Administrative Law to Get Closer to Justice

Location: Ottawa, ON
Join our distinguished panel of tribunal members, judges, lawyers and academics as we explore issues ranging from settlements, to mediation-adjudication, to enforcing remedies and more.
Participation at this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

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.
Participation at this program accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

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

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
More details to come.
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

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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.

Past programs