Training programs

Upcoming programs

October 2018

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.

November 2018

"Between Us" – XXth Anniversary of Judicial Mediation (In French, with simultaneous interpretation)

Location: Montreal, QC
*Participants from outside Canada must contact CIAJ for registration details. Please see the contact information below. Honorary Chair The Honourable Nicole Duval Hesler, Québec Chief Justice Co-Chairs The Honourable Louise Otis, International Administrative Justice, Mediator and Adjunct Professor, McGill University The Honourable Justice Georgina Jackson, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan; CIAJ Past President  Today we are…

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.

May 2019

National Roundtable on Administrative Law

Location: Quebec City, Quebec
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.

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT

Location: Quebec City, Quebec
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

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

2019 Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Location: Quebec City, QC
CIAJ’s 2019 Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence is taking a hard, critical look at the challenges that courts and the legal profession must face in order to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice.

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

Save the date!

Location: Across Canada
Click to view the preliminary list of upcoming 2020 training programs.

Past programs